The St Hugo name has long been synonymous with the world’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon and from today it receives a new home.
Nestled between the scenic foothills of South Australia’s iconic Barossa Valley, St Hugo has faithfully restored the building which was once home to the Jacob family winery in 1854. The century-old winery building and surrounding vineyards would later be transferred to the Gramp family where it continues to stand today.
Inside the heritage building, it’s more than just iron stone walls, glass and beams. The prized wine housed within carries a rich connection to the region and St Hugo wanted to showcase this to their guests in the most luxurious way possible.
Exploring the inner-appointments of St Hugo will lead to a luxurious wine lounge featuring a fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows and a spacious outdoor deck, all overlooking the rolling vineyards of the Barossa Valley.
The lounge itself is beautifully appointed and features a timber ceiling which complements the ample space and leather sofas strewn about for guests to relax in.
The adjoining bar meanwhile is on hand to offer the same stunning views but with access to a drop of St Hugo’s Private Collection, select wines that are exclusive to the home – think wine flights that have been crafted by Chief Winemaker Daniel Swincer and designed to take guests on a sensory journey.
Beyond this, St Hugo also houses private underground tasting rooms and a 44-seat fine dining restaurant responsible for pairing St Hugo wines with the regions finest food. Executive Chef, Mark McNamara let’s the wine take centre stage as he shapes seasonal dishes that allows the wine to truly shine.
For something extra special St Hugo offers up The Chef’s Table, an intimate six seat session which brings guests right to the kitchen’s front door for tastings and a closer look at the ingredients, techniques and philosophy behind food and wine.
To complete the St Hugo story there are tour and tasting experiences which offer guests the chance to explore the vineyards and the unique cork tree plantings. This service is followed by a tutored tasting in the private underground tasting room with a St Hugo sommelier.
To lock in your intimate weekend getaway to the Barossa Valley, head to St Hugo.