Thanks to young hotelier Louis Li, owner and creative force behind Jackalope, Willow Creek Vineyard reopened in 2017 following a major makeover. It now boasts a luxury hotel known as Jackalope, a mythical animal depicted as a hare or rabbit with horns. Doot Doot Doot (the leader of a flaggerdoot, the collective noun for a group of jackalopes) is their fine dining restaurant, Flaggerdoot, the hotel’s bar, and Rare Hare offers casual dining overlooking an 11-hectare vineyard.
The experience by Carr Design Group revolves around the concept of alchemy and the jackalope whose magical nature is celebrated with an impressive 7m sculpture created by Emily Floyd standing majestically at the entrance of the complex.
Doot Doot Doot is bold, modern, black and gold with a spectacular chandelier designed by Jan Flook, whose 10,000 Edison lightbulbs adorn the ceiling representing the fermentation stage of winemaking.
We thoroughly enjoyed their 5-course tasting menu thanks to the expertise of head chef Elliott Pinn and the amazing team in the kitchen also praise to Ian and the team for impeccable, knowledgable and friendly service.