The d’Arenberg Cube celebrates one year of operations

Receiving over 130,000 visitors during that time

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The d'Arenberg Cube in all its splendour

The d'Arenberg Cube in all its splendour [©d'Arenberg Wines]

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Dining at the  d'Arenberg Cube Restaurant
The d'Arenberg Cube
Fine dining at d'Arenberg's Cube Restaurant


Since opening its doors to the public on 14 December 2017, the d’Arenberg Cube has established itself as a must-see destination for visitors to the Fleurieu Peninsula.

In one year, over 130,000 visitors have flocked to the food and wine experiences on offer. Having already received a number of accolades, d’Arenberg show no signs of slowing down, with the announcement of new tourism experiences expected in early 2019.

“We’re absolutely thrilled with this past year,” grins Chester Osborn, Chief Winemaker and fourth generation family member. “A huge thanks to everyone who has visited so far. One of the great things about the d’Arenberg Cube, is there’s always something new. New vintages of wine to try, new art installations, and a few new experiences coming soon, so there’s always a reason to come back and visit again.”

d’Arenberg is more than a cellar door. You can choose your own adventure and create a bespoke experience with hosted masterclasses, à la carte or degustation dining, wine blending and more.

Entry into the d’Arenberg Cube costs $10 per person, which includes a self-guided tour of the Alternate Realities Museum, a contemporary art gallery, located on the ground floor. Entry is free for children under the age of two, members of the Cenosilicaphobic Club, all restaurant guests and experience goers.

Advance reservations are recommended, and can be booked online at


Awards and Accolades

The d’Arenberg Cube has received a number prestigious awards over the past twelve months across many areas, from design, to tourism, to hospitality.

  • Best Commercial Project over $50,000 – National Glass and Glazing Awards 2018
  • Professional Excellence Award – Commercial Construction - $5-25m – SA Professional Excellence in Building Awards 2018
  • Good Design Award® 2018
  • Best Commercial Project – NECA Excellence Awards SA/NT 2018
  • Best Overall Project – Perpetual Award – NECA Excellence Awards SA/NT 2018
  • Third Place – NECA Excellence Awards National 2018
  • The Hot 30 – Travel and Leisure’s Editors’ Choice Awards
  • Best Architecture and Landscape – Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2018
  • International Award – Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2018
  • Best Tourist Attraction – South Australian Tourism Awards 2018
  • Premier’s Award for Service Excellence – South Australian Tourism Awards 2018
  • Tourism Award – McLaren Vale Business Awards 2018

Under the guidance of Head Chef Brendan Wessels and Lindsay Dürr, critics have praised the unique dining experience that the d’Arenberg Cube Restaurant has created. It has received a number awards and accolades, marking a successful first year of operation.

  • Best New Restaurant – The Advertiser Food Awards 2018
  • Number 2 – Delicious100. South Australia 2018
  • 1 Chef Hat – Good Food Guide 2018
  • Silver, Best New Restaurant, National Award – Restaurant and Catering Awards 2018
  • Best SA New Restaurant, Regional Award – Restaurant and Catering Awards 2018
  • Cellar Door with Best Food, McLaren Vale – Gourmet Traveller Wine's Best Cellar Door Awards 2018
  • Dish of the Year – Smoked eel, rice congee – The Advertiser 2018
  • Number 51 in Australia – Australian Gourmet Traveller – 2019 Restaurant Guide Awards
  • 9/10 points – Simon Wilkinson, The Advertiser
  • 17.5/20 points – Gault & Milau Australia


  • McLaren Vale (SA)

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