A remnant of the days when brick and tile quarries were the backbone of the local economy, The Tunnel had been excavated in 1910 to join two properties belonging to the North Sydney Brick and Tile Company. It remained in use until 1965, after which it was quickly forgotten.
The Tunnel now has been restored to bring a truly unique experience to wine enthusiasts. It has become an integral part of Winevault’s headquarters, operating as a fully functional wine storage facility and wine tasting venue.
With an authentic cellar ambience, The Tunnel can be booked for wine tasting with up to 18 guests and is available to Winevault customers. All the necessary equipment is on hand, and we can even organize a cheese platter or two.
If you want to know more or would like to make a booking, please complete an enquiry form and Winevault representative will be in touch with you soon.
The Tunnel History
In 1873 E R Lanceley took over the Oswin Brickworks. In 1892 Lanceley formed a partnership with brickmakers John B Magney and O W Weynton, who leased the Gore Hill Brickworks later purchasing them in 1901. The Gore Hill Brickworks, the No 1 Yard, and the Oswin Brickworks, the No 2 Yard, were connected by a tramway to transport bricks.
The name changed to the North Sydney Brick and Tile Company, which quickly expanded to cover seventy acres. In 1958 to 1959 the brickworks at Gore Hill closed and the land was subdivided and sold. The North Sydney Brick and Tile Company moved to Baulkham Hills in the late 1950s and closed in 2002.