Zac and Jacqui Poulier, established Stillwater at Crittenden in 2004. Both have extensive culinary experience in Melbourne, and around the world. After working and travelling the world together, they returned to the Pen and the rest as they say is history.
Stillwater at Crittenden is the restaurant and cellar door arm of the Peninsula dynasty that is Crittenden Estate. It must have basically named itself. All the feelings and images provoked by the word ‘stillwater’ aptly apply – it’s tranquil, it’s relaxing, everything’s fresh. Whether you visit for a tasting, a meal or as part of a weekend stay at the adjoining villas, the focus is on providing a unique experience with the opportunity to relax and indulge.
As Garry built a reputation for quality wines, Margaret had a broader vision for the property. She initiated the introduction of a cellar door, then a restaurant and, finally, three luxury villas perched on the edge of the glorious vineyard lake, transforming the winery into a luxurious getaway.