Ochre Nation


bar food
bottle shop

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.