Snowgums Group today has published its plans for agribusiness use of the Snowgums site, located at 299 Nancarrow Lane, Nashdale – just a short drive out of Orange, NSW.
Owners Mark & Lisa Smith have lodged with Cabonne Council today their development application under its Agribusiness brand, Snowgums Barn.
The development seeks consent for:
- An agricultural produce storehouse – intended for storage of barleys, hops, bulk wine storage, fodders and similar.
- Food processing, commercial kitchen and cold storage.
- Staff and guest amenities.
The food processing use is located adjacent to Orange’s cherry, apple and fruit and vegetable production regions and expects to operate on a seasonal basis, processed fruits being frozen, stored and later value added.
Out of season, Mark & Lisa seek approval to establish a micro-brewery to produce beers for the Orange ‘wine-trail’ as a little bit of something different. In readiness, Mark has registered the brand Canobolas Brewing, with all inputs grown and brewed on the slopes of the rich volcanic soils of Mt. Canobolas.
“It should be something unique, something you can only enjoy in our region, from our region. The Kosciuszko beer of the Central West. I actually swim laps with a guy called Chuck Hahn who brewed that beer, which I love, and it got me thinking … why not do something that is uniquely the beer taste of our region? We’ve got “
The barn will include a small beer tasting area and cellar door open to visitors as they tour the nearby Printhie, De Salis, Nashdale Lane, Rowlee and other vineyards.
“It’ll be intimate with outstanding rural landscape views over the district”, Smith said.
For more details and to download the plans in detail, see the following links:
9 December 2018