Mark, a final year law student at the University of Sydney and resident of Beecroft, is hoping to more permanently be based at Snowgums from February 2019. This will assist Snowgums Events to better coordinate and host some of the events our guests are planning.
“It must be a New Year’s thing, our website has been hit hard by couples planning to wed this year and next for about a month straight. It’s been quite amazing,” Mark said.
Mark hopes spending more time at Nashdale will give him the chance to meet more surround local business owners. He’d like to supply ice to them for their events and private usages and look for ways to support each others businesses. These could be local wineries, Nashdale Hall, Nashdale School or private persons wanting spring ice available close at hand. Snowgums plans to buy plenty of local wines and are gearing up to obtain a liquor licence in order to meet event demand.
About Mt Canobolas
According to Wiradjuri legend, Mt. Canobolas is a place renowned for healing. It has many native plant species, including some species unique to the mountain.
Mark believes, as do the Wiradjuri people, that the soils of the mountain are blessed. This is evidenced from the fertile and productive agriculture grown nearby. Mark hopes Snowgums Ice, made from Canobolas underground spring waters, will also have similar rich, fertile and beneficial properties.
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: