Sculpture among the vines

There is a growing movement amongst wine makers around the world to embrace art and sculpture in accompaniment to their wineries natural location.

From The Donum Estate in California to Château la Coste near Aix-en-Provence in France, giant works are popping up as an extra draw to customers and wine tourers.

This October John and Pauline Gandel will open their 135 hectare Point Leo Estate on the Mornington Peninsular up to the public, the couple have created a legacy project of the estate as a tribute to their love for the region.

It will include 50 world-class, large-scale contemporary international and local works they have spent the past five years collecting.

As well as the art now on display at Point Leo, an impressive main building in the shape of a wine barrel – designed by Melbourne firm Jolson – houses the cellar door and a fine-dining restaurant with New Zealand-born and raised chef Phil Wood on the pans. Before joining Point Leo, Wood was executive chef at Neil Perry's Rockpool in Sydney.

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