Beyond Ink & Beyond Ink Town Planning : Production Distillery and Cellar Door
Nairne, South Australia
Experienced and well respected South Australian artisan distillers Ian Schmidt and Vic Orlow share a passion for crafting high quality spirits from locally sourced ingredients. From their very first batches in 2013, this commitment to hands-on attention at each step of the process – and a healthy sense of humour – has earned their company Tin Shed Distilling Co. a dedicated following both locally and in the overseas market.
After 20 years producing their award-winning whisky, rum, vodka and gin in Welland, Ian and his team wanted to develop a cellar door that would provide direct engagement with their customers and enable greater immersion in the distilling process through tours, tasting and blending events. To do this, Ian approached Beyond Ink for both planning and design assistance to relocate Tin Shed Distillery Co to the more climate friendly township of Nairne in the Adelaide Hills.
With our track record of creating high quality and eye-catching cellar doors in the Adelaide Hills Wine region, Beyond Ink in collaboration with Beyond Ink Town Planning, were excited to assist Ian in bringing his project to life.
Working with an existing shed structure from the site’s previous life as part of the old Chapman’s Meatworks, a new modern ‘shed’ evolved to enable a large production area. In addition to a strong focus on expressing the clients existing branding, a unique design feature is the location of the processing area adjacent to the tasting spaces, providing visitors with a ‘production to glass’ experience of Tin Shed’s range. Richly grained timber brings warmth to the structure, whilst balustrading was also incorporated into the outdoor entertaining area to manage noise and provide protection for residents neighbouring the distillery.
Our senior town planners managed the development research, council discussions and negotiations, planning statement preparations, and the successful lodgement of planning applications and development plan consent with the local council. Given the building is part of an integrated multi-purpose site, the project required particular consideration regarding wastewater management, local traffic, acoustic and carparking requirements. The use of strong colour and branding choices was important given the buildings highly visible physical location on a hilltop overlooking the Nairne township. As experts with over 30 years of combined planning experience and long-held industry relationships, the Beyond Ink Town Planning team was able to guide the project through a successful public notification process and achieve all planning requirements.
The result of Beyond Ink’s combined planning and design is an exciting new venue; with a maximum of 130 guests at any one time, you can be assured that a visit to the only cellar door in Nairne will be intimate and memorable, just like Tin Shed’s famous spirits.