The Craft & Co has been designed to encourage exploration and immersion across different crafts, whether it be enjoying a local cheese made by an artisan in our eatery or learning how to make salami in our meats room. We also distil our own spirits, brew beer or cider and roast our coffee onsite in Collingwood, and also manage a 40 acre vineyard and winery over at our Farm site in Bangholme. Our aim is to partner with local artisans to bring our in-house elements alive and ensure these traditions continue for generations to come.
A prominent facility of The Craft & Co site in Collingwood, is its own 10hL micro-brewery. We are using the brewhouse to educate the public, create amazing beer and collaborate with some of the industry's most interesting brewers.
Craft spirits are experiencing a revival in Australia, with gin in particular shining in the artisan world. We have a beautiful distillery on site that we are using to create our own spirits with craft distillers.
Currently, our onsite dairy room, with processing and preserving capabilities, is where our chefs are experimenting with different cheeses and other dairy making methods. Our dairy facility is open to Australia’s best cheesemakers to educate cheese lovers and of course serving up one of life’s greatest pleasures for us all to enjoy!
The meats room comes with state of the art Stagionello® preserving and curing technology. From salami to pancetta, we will be also opening this facility to the region's best and aspiring curers to strut their stuff and educate the community.
Our onsite micro coffee roaster has a 2kg capacity is used to roast our own blend of coffee to serve in the eatery and for home use.
Also in development is The Craft & Co's own 40 acre vineyard, cafe, cellar door and farm site. We will be growing grapes, hops, veggies/herbs and livestock for our own in-house branded wine, beer, spirits, cured meats and various produce.