Announcing Snowgums Barn

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

Welcome to Snowgums Events – Weddings

Well, its official, we have taken our first wedding booking and looking forward to hosting an amazing event for Chris and Jess, residents of Orange, come 23 February 2019, so we hope to become the place in Orange for rustic marquee weddings.

We can’t wait.  And neither can Chris and Jess.

There is an amazing amount of work to be done between then and now, so we are looking forward to working closely with our team and key suppliers to get the place into amazing shape ahead of the big day.

Preparations are going well and in the coming couple of weeks Snowgums will purchase or action:

  • a marquee and flooring for all weather events
  • glassware, cutlery and crockery to assist our caterers
  • tables and chairs for meals as well as your wedding ceremony
  • sound systems and audio visual equipment so guests can dance the night away
  • connect the marquee site to water and electricity
  • upgrade internal fences and site entrance
  • liaise with caterers
  • apply for liquor licences
  • and, more.

It’s an exciting time and there’s not a moment to spare but we are all looking forward.

We are undoubtedly going to need to employ additional team-members to assist with the hosting of this event – in the setup and pull down, so if you know anyone in the Orange area that may have experience in hospitality, marquee construction and pull-down, gardening and more – then please have them contact us at: to express interest in joining our team.

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