The Blending Bench Experience at d"Arenberg Winery
A hands on experience where you play Winemaker, then take home a bottle of your favourite blend.
The d’Arenberg Cube is a five storey multi-function building set among Mourvèdre vines. The building has the optical illusion of floating in a vineyard, each level with spectacular views over-looking the rolling hills of Willunga.
Inside you’ll find a cellar door, a fine dining restaurant, and numerous artworks and features throughout curated by chief winemaker and fourth generation family member, Chester Osborn.
At 10:00 Your experience begins in the Alternate Realties Museum on the ground floor of the d’Arenberg Cube, where a self-guided exploration will take you through a space filled with wall to wall art installations designed to excite and awaken your senses. All tours are assisted by the d’Arenberg smartphone application ‘The Alternate Realities Museum’ - advance downloads recommended.
Entry to the museum is free of charge for all guests with a pre-booked experience, just let concierge know your reservation number on arrival.
At 10:30 The Blending Bench is a hands-on, interactive experience where you play winemaker. A palette of wine parcels, each with distinctive flavours and textures, are melded in search of balance, fullness, and finesse. We did the physical work – picking, crushing, fermenting, foot treading, basket pressing and barrel ageing, and you get to create a wine that is truly unique. You then bottle, name and label a 750ml sample to take home and show off to your friends.
12:00 At your leisure, continue to further explore the d’Arenberg Cube and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting.
Pick up and drop off from your hotel or private residence, travel from Adelaide and return with exclusive use of vehicle.
Departs Adelaide - 9.15 am (May vary according to pick up location)
Returns Adelaide - 3.15 pm
Times are flexible and can be arranged to suit individual requirements of guests.
Operates - 7 days
If you have a group larger than 6 guests, we can accommodate your group on a group tour basis.
Please call or email us for more information.
Lunch can be arranged at guest expense if required. Enquire at the time of booking for options.
Price Per Person
$215.00 pp (2 People)
$175.00 pp (3 people)
$175.00 pp (4 people)
$159.00 pp (5 people)
$159.00 pp (6 people)