Fino Vino is a playful celebration of country and city, the contrast and the point at which two-things come together. It is a coming-of-age story for a restaurant that began its life in a small town, moved to a big winery, and finally settled in the city.
Think simplicity mixed with antiquity. Custom detailing competing with the reclaimed. Curated with the haphazard. A mix of textures, velvety and granular, crunchy and smooth, earthy and glossy. The building’s layers have been peeled back to expose a masonry interior made of warm, earthy materials, just like the food and hospitality on offer.
The fit out is a celebration of the South Australian terroir incorporating stone sourced from near the Flinders Rangers, and highlights some of South Australia’s emerging and established makers and creatives.
Location: Adelaide, SA
Client: Sharon Romeo and David Swain
Project team: Dave Bickmore, Alistair Reeve, Olivier Martin
Collaborators: Design People
Builder: BuildInc, Taku Kamikawa and Built by Ben
Photographer: Kate Bowman and Josie Withers
Winner – Robert Dickson Award for Interior Architecture – 2020 Australian Institute of Architects (SA) Awards
Commendation – Best Restaurant Design – 2020 Eat Drink Design Awards