Journal | September 2019

Under construction | Domaine Thomson Winery

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.

Click here to read the press release

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.”

Domaine Thomson Central Otago wines are available from the website and from Maison Vauron in Auckland.

Click on below image to view a timelapse clip of the work progress.