IT’S OPEN. JACKSON ESTATE HAS AN OFFICIAL HOME WHERE FAMILY, FRIENDS, VISITORS, WINE TASTERS AND OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS CAN GATHER AND CELEBRATE BEAUTIFUL WINES IN OUR IDYLLIC MARLBOROUGH LOCATION.
The Jackson Estate Cellar Door brings together a modern state of the art production facility where we will craft, store and develop our wines, blended with a nod to our history and the 1850’s style settlers hut structures that occupied the region in the past.
Designed by Brian Massey, the art director of The Hobbit trilogy, our new facility reflects the Jackson Estate ethos of being modern pioneers of the wine industry.
The 1850s-style hut, which houses the cellar door, was made using materials and techniques to create a rustic front which opens into a spacious, modern interior.
Jen Beullens, Our Cellar Door Manager welcomes guests Monday to Saturday from 10am – 4:30pm. Call ahead on 03 572 9500 and Jen will make sure she has some of our lovely wines ready for you.
The timber for the porch of the Settlers Cottage was taken from an old railway bridge in Greymouth; the cedar shingles on the roof were treated with vinegar and other ingredients to make them appear aged.
Corrugated iron taken from an old shed on the 40 hectare site was used to make the chimney, which was surrounded at the base by stones sourced from the surrounding area.