Since opening its architectural award-winning cellar door in 2015, Devil's Corner has been a must-do stop on Tasmania's Great Eastern Drive.
Visitors come for the wine, of course, but perhaps moreover, for the way the property's innovative architecture frames unrivalled views of the Freycinet Peninsula's granite hills across a foreground of eucalypts, vineyards and the glistening Moulting Lagoon.
Devil's Corner is blessed by being on the route of Tasmania's most popular motor holiday option, with the East Coast region attracting 365,000 interstate and international visitors in 2018-19, the highest contribution to tourism of all the Apple Isle's regions. Now Brown Brothers, the owners of Devil's Corner, has just completed a multi-million-dollar expansion of the cellar door to provide more space, comfort and hospitality for visitors and locals.
The site expansion features several new spaces designed by the team that masterminded the original build, Cumulus Studio, with the aim of bringing the natural surroundings inside.
The Hazards Tasting Room, named after the nearby Hazards mountain range, is dedicated to immersive wine experiences. The Devil's Den is an underground cellar, home to wine and food masterclasses, private functions and exclusive events. It too has views across Devil's Corner's vineyards and Moulting Lagoon.
There is also increased indoor and outdoor seating and improved on-site kitchens to enhance the already popular food offerings from local partners, The Fishers and Tombolo, who provide fresh local seafood dishes and made-to-order wood fired pizzas.
Devil's Corner is hosting an expanded calendar of live musical entertainment to encourage lingering, with Friday evening and Sunday afternoon sessions.
Just pre-COVID, tourism accounted for 45 per cent of the East Coast region's GDP. The Devil's Corner team anticipate the expanded cellar door will help increase that. With the success of the original facility exceeding expectations, regional highlights including Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet National Park, the Bay of Fires and St Helens, and more Australians looking to holiday here, it seems assured that the only way is up.
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