Paxton Wines Cellar Door Container - Special Projects

Paxton Wines Cellar Door Container

Travel to McLaren Vale and you will find some of the best wines our country has to offer. You will also find one of the coolest cellar doors built from a shipping container!

Port Shipping Containers was contacted by Paxton Wines, a family business that owns and manages several vineyards throughout McLaren Vale, to help them design and build a ‘pop-up’ cellar door container.

Paxton Wines have been growing grapes since 1979, and now manage their own vineyards using biodynamic and organic principles. You will find their permanent cellar door located on the gateway to McLaren Vale, with twelve portfolio wines on offer.
“Our Landcross Farm cellar door can be tricky to find, especially if you miss the turn off.” States Paxton Wines Marketing Manager Jason Nikolas, “So, by ‘popping up’ in more central McLaren Vale, we’re hoping more visitors will become familiar with Paxton, and the vineyards we manage.”

Video Credit: Filmed and edited by Sebastian Rosa

Built from a 20’ High Cube, the portable Cellar Door Container features an insulated cool room with sliding door, three gas strut awnings with flip down removeable bar tops, stainless steel bench with built in sink and hand wash basin, hot water system, vinyl flooring, personnel door, air conditioner recess with perforated plate hinged door and electrical fit out.

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Jason explains why they chose to use a shipping container for this project. “The flexibility around this container offers us plenty of options, and it’s likely to be used for an event at some stage. For a minimal cost, it can be dropped into the right activation, instant cellar door / bar sorted! We can even throw it on a train interstate for an event in Melbourne. It’s durable, secure, and portable, which is very important. Also, the fact it is a recycled container sits very well with us, from a sustainability perspective.”
“Having spoken to the team at Port Shipping Containers Adelaide, we felt confident that they had an open mind to the concept, and could push the boundaries of what was possible, with no limitations; after all, this was a completely bespoke design. We are extremely satisfied with the end product. Nothing was too difficult for the team at Port. When we came across a hurdle, they found a way around it.”

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If you like the look of the above Cellar Door Container but would like something tailored to your needs then give us a call. We can add more windows, doors, benches, appliances, insulation, air conditioning, security systems and more. We can build Portable Cafes and Bars out of 10ft, 20ft and 40ft shipping containers, at competitive prices. As we design and modify our containers at our own factories and not over seas like our competitors, we can get you your customised shipping container cafe in fast turn-around times. We deliver Australia wide using a range of transport options available to suit your location. For more information please call our friendly sales team on 1300 957 709 or visit our Container Shop page here.

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