I’ve driven past the St. Agnes Cellars for years and it’s always been an iconic landmark for me because the whiteness of the building stood out like a sore thumb. Heck, I’ve even been in there a few times, the last time being when I bought a birthday gift for my brother-in-laws 50th birthday. If memory serves me correctly I bought him a oak wine cask. Sure it wasn’t anything like those fancy Cruises you can get but I knew he would like it because he loves wine and he often talked about storing port in an oak cask, and love it he did.
Still, this isn’t about the wine cask, it’s about the St. Agnes Cellars in Tea Tree Gully seen in the photo below.
Apparently this remarkable property was sold a couple of years back. I did a quick Google search and there were two local news reports on the sale, the first was Last Drinks For St. Agnes Cellars and the second being Historic St. Agnes Cellar To Close.
A damn shame really as it was a great landmark, bears a lot of historical significance as well as having served the locals as well as tourists for many years. I’m not sure who purchased the property but it would be nice if they kept the building and turned it into a restaurant or something.
Anyway, if you want to visit their new cellar doors you’re going to have to drive down to McLaren Vale which hosts many of our finest wineries. Yep, South Australia has another premier wine district other than the Barossa Valley. Must drive down there one day and take some photos for you.
Oh, if you’re driving past the St. Agnes Cellars you may want to pull over and take a photo next to it just in case they foolishly decide to pull it down.