Cake Wines celebrates 5th birthday by opening a permanent Cellar Door in Redfern (Sydney)

Sydney winery Cake Wines, since appearing on the scene five years ago, have been consistently sharing their love of wine culture with the wider public, with a commitment to accessibility, and now they have their first permanent Cellar Door in Sydney to spread that love even further.

Staying true to their social approach, they’ll continue to hold exclusive events and educational wine sessions from their new home in a restored warehouse on Eveleigh St in Redfern. The warehouse calls to mind a “raw industrial vibe”, complete with high ceilings, a barrel wall, recycled wooden furniture and an exposed brick backdrop.

“We’ve come a long way in a few short years and learnt a hell of a lot. We’re now in a position to do something we’ve talked about since day one, and that’s to open our own cellar door, not at the vineyard, but smack bang in the middle of Sydney,” says Head Winemaker, Sarah Burvill.


The contemporary winery came into being 5 years ago, thanks to wine connoisseurs Glen Cassidy and Mike Smith, and were later joined by friend Burvill. Their vision of creating accessible wines from Australian wine regions Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale became a reality, breaking down the “wine snobbery” barrier that sometimes exists as a barrier to a more inclusive wine community.

The cellar door will host events that will complement popular Sydney cultural festivals like March’s Art Month and Vivid Sydney in May.  “The cellar door will be an absolute representation of everything we’re about, bringing people together to enjoy great wine in a relaxed and unintimidating environment”.

Cake Wine activities, many hosted by Burvill, range from light-hearted School of Wine sessions, to an exploration of wine and culture via an Ideas Academy, as well as showcasing Australia’s more innovative DJs, musical acts, talks and workshops in a wide range of areas.


Naturally, the winery’s full range of 2014 and 2015 wines are also available, either by the glass or by the bottle, as well as their collection of local small-batch wines, chosen by Cake staff.  Beers, cider and some craft spirits are also served, along with artisan meats and cheeses from some of the country’s best producers.

Cake Wines Cellar Door | 16 Eveleigh Street, Redfern NSW |  open 5 days from Wednesday to Sunday | Wednesday – Friday: 5-11pm, Saturday: 12-11pm | Sunday: 12-10pm |


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