Breaking ground: a redevelopment update

5 October 2021

We share a first look at the transformation of Indigo Food Co and Terrace, plus, what's happening on-site with the builders right now. 

Architectural design   

The architectural transformation of Indigo Food Co is being led by acclaimed Melbourne design studio Techne, whose recent high-profile projects include The Esplanade Hotel and Brunetti in Flinders Lane.  

Set within the unique, old bottling building designed by Phillip Cox, Techne is creating a contemporary eatery dining space with indoor dining to accommodate 60 guests, plus an inviting and refined kitchen. Building works, led by Directitude, include new joinery, light fittings, and bar. 

One of the most impactful design updates is the new expansive north-facing door openings, connecting the interiors to the beautiful, landscaped garden and lake. New outdoor dining areas will enable dining for a further 50 guests. A circular terrace area on the lake's edge will provide the perfect location for taking in 360-degree views and enjoying post-lunch and early evening drinks. 

Eliza Brown, who is leading this project, shares, "When my siblings and I discussed our dream for All Saints Estate back in March 2020, it was the start of the pandemic. We never thought we would be breaking ground on two new restaurants and a stunning new cellar door while still in a pandemic. 

Our goal was to come out to this challenging time with a positive outlook. We want international-worthy facilities for our loyal customers and new customers from around Australia and beyond."  

What's happening now? 

As visitors may have seen, we have moved our cellar door and main dining facility into the main All Saints Estate Barrel Hall with the ability to dine outside next to the fountain. What a spectacular sight to see, with diners lining the building on a warm Spring day.  

The old Terrace site is demolished and ready for site works for the new fine dining restaurant, which will take in views of the duck pond and the vineyards in a stylish and refined atmosphere. 

The old Indigo site interiors are now removed, and a new wall has been created for easy entry to upgraded toilet facilities. The next step is for the access to the pond to be widened, so there is a beautiful indoor-outdoor feel for the casual eatery space.  

The new dining concept for Indigo will be revealed early November. Be sure to check back here for updates, and we hope you can join us to enjoy our new facilities from mid-December 2021.