Plume – The Vineyard Restaurant
Plume was formerly known as Heron’s Flight but with new owners and a new brand we were engaged to fully refurbish the site, exterior, interior and landscaping to create a whole new experience for their clientele to enjoy.
The site is a restaurant and a vineyard, however the vineyard is not highly visible as you approach the building, and so to provoke a vineyard feel we decided to use lots of visual references to the vines themselves. To get this how we visualized we undertook the photography ourselves, as well as creating our own artwork for our backlit panels in the Cellar Door. We worked closely with Trinity Interior Design who selected colours, lighting solutions and furnishings, as well as commissioned artwork selections, to complete the project.
We created a new wine tasting and retail area, called the Cellar Door. This entailed creating a new curved timber ceiling, designing new dark stained display shelving for the wine, and a purpose designed counter. We used slats for added texture, and to create a warm cellar feel we used custom designed steel panels featuring our grapevine artwork, backlit with warm lighting.
The main dining areas were treated with new dark stained acoustic ceiling panels on the ceilings, and dark stained slatted panels to further promote the warm friendly atmosphere. The furnishings, and colours selected were inspired by the autumn leaves of the grapevines in the vineyard.
We really felt that the building looked rather domestic, and needed some strong exterior structural elements added. We used 200x200 purpleheart hardwood pergola structures, and designed a much needed outdoor covered pergola for the back outdoor entertaining area, and a robust covered gazebo in the landscaping area to give balance to the area. Large strong leafed magnolias were planted in the landscaping to help provide visual cohesion, and we designed large circle pavers in a pattern again referring to grapes so that it became a sculptural piece of work.
This project is ongoing, with further exterior work under construction, and more exterior work planned for the front entrance area.
The main building contractor is Brackenridge Builders