Winmark Wines Estate offers many interesting landmarks that emphasise the unique experience ahead when visiting.
THE ROCK: POOLES ROCK
Pooles Rock is a local landmark complete with its own legend. Richard Poole, who bequeathed his name to it, was fabled to be an English convict who slept in a hollow of the rock.
PERENNIAL AND ROSE GARDEN BY PAUL BANGAY
One of Australia’s most celebrated landscape architects, Paul Bangay OAM, used a myriad of delicate colours and varieties to design this stunning garden. Hedges and topiary border lavender, roses and Russian sage.
Guests of Winmark Private Residence can step back in time to view the garden in the shadow of the pavilion while watching a game of tennis or enjoying afternoon tea or a glass of wine.
“I love nothing more than creating country gardens,” Paul said. “They have a great sense of scale and freedom that just can’t be found in city spaces.
“Winmark Wines has allowed me to express my creativity with this sense of scale and freedom and this has lead to the creation of a large perennial and rose garden, swimming pool and tennis court. All these gardens are full of flowering perennials and roses and help create the feeling of paradise in the Australian landscape.”
BIOSIS BY DAVID BALL
David Ball created Biosis for the Winmark landscape. His sculpture is bound to earth yet reaches towards heaven in representation of our highest dreams. Winmark is the three-year realisation of a grand dream that has been imagined, hand-crafted and assembled by its owners.
“Biosis works both from and with the landscape,” David said. “It’s broad, it reaches out and sits in this big, beautiful valley surrounded by sandstone and cliffs that are themselves like sculpture.
“Wine and sculpture both age well. You can enjoy them on a sunny afternoon and they provide sustenance for the soul.
“Any time you mix good wine, sculpture and landscape it’s perfect. This 1.5 tonne sculpture will help extend Winmark’s cultural presence.”
David won the 2017 Bondi Sculpture by the Sea major prize with a sculpture that was part of a series and the first iteration of Biosis.
Tree lover and owner Karin Adcock has lent her name to this formal stand of 40 deciduous trees that sit on the sloping hill in front of the Yellow Rock escarpment.
“Deciduous trees remind us of the changing seasons, as trees are forever changing their delicate flowers and colours. This appreciation of the seasons is often overlooked but is reinforced here,” Karin said.
“I wish for my daughters to experience firsthand how beautiful different deciduous trees can be.”
WINMARK FIRE PIT
The firepit has been landscaped into the foreshore of the main dam, beside the large pump house and viewing platform. This recreational area, complete with lighting and its own barbeque and fridge, capitalises on a natural vantage point for watching the sunset, enjoying a sundowner and for staying warm at day’s end.