Domaine Thomson Wines To Open An Historically Inspired Wine Tasting Facility.
Noel lane and R B Studio have been working together on a new cellar door for Domaine Thomson. Tendered to Breen Construction of Alexandra, the project in Clarks Road, opposite Pisa Moorings in the Cromwell Basin, housing a tasting room, entertaining spaces, a cellar and office is currently underway.
The Domaine Thomson label honours David Hall-Jones’ great-great-grandfather John Turnbull Thomson, the first surveyor to explore most of Otago and Southland in the 1850s in his capacity as chief surveyor of Otago. “He named many well-known landmarks including Mt Aspiring, Mt Earnslaw, Lindis Pass and the Pisa Range,” says David. “Having our buildings nestled beneath the Pisa Range, on our bio-dynamically managed 14-hectare Pinot Noir vineyard, is very meaningful to us because of the pivotal part Thomson played in the history of the area.”