Ochre Nation in Gumeracha officially opened its doors in style on the weekend with live music by local musicians, games for young and old, tasty food by Forgotten Seasons and of course an abundance of their delicious spirits and wine on offer.
As the cellar door to Applewood Distillery and Unico Zelo Wines, owners Brendan and Laura Carter, lovingly restored the building that houses Ochre Nation, rescuing it from certain demolition. They’ve kept the integrity of the old building with exposed brick, plenty of timber and gorgeous picture windows that open up to the outside making it a warm and inviting place to share a drink with friends and learn more about the vision of this talented pair.
Minister for Agriculture, Sports and Tourism, Leon Bignell MP officially opened Ochre Nation before the first of four master classes hosted by Brendan, including a session on gin creation, got underway.
It was clear that the local community was right behind Ochre Nation with many of the locals, plus local community groups such as the Gumeracha CFS and Native Animal Network of SA, being a part of the day.
A fabulous afternoon, and the beginning of a new era for these successful South Aussies.
Check it out for yourself at 24 Victoria Street, Gumeracha. Open Sun – Mon 12pm to 4pm and Thurs – Sat 11am – 4pm. It’s well worth the drive.