A MULTI-million dollar development incorporating a 250 person function centre, fine dining restaurant, a bistro, a day spa and a 40 room accommodation complex is headed for Borenore.
The development will be located in Caldwell Lane at Borenore and is set to cost more than $8 million.
Ed Swift, Printhie Wines owner and one of the developers behind the project, said the complex is designed to bring tourism into Cabonne.
“It’s all part of making this area more interesting and an intriguing place to visit,” he said.
Mr Swift said care was taken in the design of the building to ensure it wouldn’t adversely impact the aesthetics of the area.
“It’s not brash, not artistically out on the edge, it’s very classical and tied to the ground,” he said.
“It doesn’t stand out.”
People have described the design as much like the function centre at Turners Vineyard. Mr Swift rejected the comments.
“Turners is a lot more basic, we’re aiming a lot higher with five star accommodation and an executive chef from the city down the line,” he said.
The development application was lodged with Cabonne Council five months ago. A council spokesperson said the application may appear before council in November.
“I hope they can shuffle their feet a little bit quicker than that,” Mr Swift said.
He said if the application is approved quickly, the complex could be completed in two years.
The development is part of Printhie Wines’ grand plan to produce the best sparkling wine in Australia.
Underneath the complex will be a subterranean basement used to produce and store bottles of sparkling as they ferment.
Mr Swift said Printhie Wines is producing sparking using traditional methods not done in NSW.
“Currently to make wines in this fashion, most of us have to send wines to Victoria,” he said.
“We’d like to do it as locally as we can.”
Mr Swift said the traditional method used to make the wines involved secondary fermentation inside the bottles.
“It sits on the yeast for a really long amount of time,” he said.
“It gives it a finesse and simplicity and elegance most sparkling wines made with other methods don’t have,” he said.
“There’s a real potential for sparkling wines in Orange, the quality of the fruit, the wine it has the ability to rival some of the best sparkling wines in the country.”