Vinopolis recently announced that it will be temporarily closing its Wine Tour to make way for an ambitious refurbishment project. However, recently appointed managing director Lucy Haines, has confirmed that the work will not impact on P&G's occupancy of the venue for the Olympic Games.
"The refurbishment was planned ahead of P&G booking the venue for their activity. We accepted their booking as the occupation doesn’t clash with our refurbishment at all, we have been able to make a start on the work alongside their build and will continue once their event is completed. The new look Vinopolis will be re launching in October and we’ll be providing regular updates on the refurbishment work," she said.
The refurbishment will include an overhaul of the Tour’s internal layout, led by creative design agency EMG. The revamped Vinopolis Wine Experience will include a theatre, winery and new tasting zones.
Haines added: "The Vinopolis Wine Tour has been running for over a decade and we’ve had millions of happy customers over that time. However, it is time to modernise and cement our reputation as a destination for food and wine enthusiasts. The new experience will remain as an informal introduction to wine and spirit tasting but with interactive educational opportunities, modern technology and more links to food and wine matching principles. We can’t wait to reveal our full plans later this summer.’’