In light of the Cudlee Creek bushfires, Woodside Heritage Village is set for a major makeover.
Home to the beloved Adelaide Hill’s favourites Woodside Cheese Wrights and Melba’s Chocolate and Confectionery, the 132-year-old premises has recently had its $2.5m expansion approved after the buildings were destroyed in the devastating fires.
Chocolate making classes at the chocolate-making school, wine tastings at the wine bar, and a new whisky distillery are just some of the food-related businesses that will be opening on Henry Street.
The new concept is set to turn the heritage village into the Adelaide Hills’ most exciting new food destination.
The new tenancies will encourage visitors to stay at length, rather than the typical fleeting visit.
Excavation work has started on site, as well as the construction of the new home to Iniquity whisky. Construction is set to complete in February next year and will include a gorgeous tasting room for up to 50 people.
Stage 2 of construction will begin next year and will offer room for 11 new tenants as well as a spacious alfresco area for each.
Despite the buildings burned down being heritage listed, Heritage SA has allowed a total to rebuild, but the buildings will retain aspects of the original as a thoughtful tribute to the fires.
Woodside Heritage Village was established in 1889, housing the former SA Farmers Union Cheese Factory.
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