Up on O’Grady’s Ridge Road in Foster North preparations are under way for a 75 seater restaurant.
The concrete slab is being poured on Friday June 30, all 180 squares of it. Owner Chris Garms plans to open in late October.
“We have 3 acres of vines. There’s pinot, chardonnay, merlot and little bit of sauvignon blanc,” Chris explains.
Chris has had the 120-acre farm since 2000 and has lived there permanently for 10 years, which is the time it has taken to realise his dream.
He has worked in top restaurants in Brisbane where he grew up and he also did a one-year stint at The Waldorf in London.
“Hopefully I know what I’m doing,” says Chris.
As well as the indoor restaurant and cellar door there will be a huge El Fresco area. Both will take in the spectacular views out to Wilson’s Prom. There will also be disabled access.
Chris will be open solidly in the high season for breakfast, lunch and dinner. “We will quickly work out what hours we need to be open.”
He is licensed from 7am until 11pm giving locals and visitors a wonderful opportunity to relax, eat and drink in wonderful style.