Brendan and Laura Carter are behind wine labels Unico Zelo and Harvest, and the spirits of Applewood Distillery.
While managing three labels and the 2017 harvest, the pair converted a former 1920s cold store – previously used by the Carters as storage space – into a cellar door and bar, after increasing requests from visitors.
It’s known as Ochre Nation, and acts as a collective home to all their brands. Visits aren’t the typical cellar-door experience; bookings are essential and guests can expect a guided tour of the winery and facilities. Choose between flights of Unico Zelo wines or Applewood spirits – or knock back a cocktail.
Food is limited to bar snacks, but the kitchen will expand to include platters with a focus on local and native ingredients.