Victorian distillery Four Pillars is set to embark on an ambitious 12-month redevelopment in the Yarra Valley.
The new site is adjacent to the current distillery in Healesville and will encompass hospitality, retail, production, bottling and events spaces.
“When we began making Four Pillars, the Yarra Valley was always intended to be our home, and when we found our original site, we couldn’t believe our luck,” says Four Pillars Co-founder Cameron Mackenzie.
“When the opportunity came to buy the land next door, we simply had no choice but to roll the dice and back our Yarra Valley dream to the hilt.
The Yarra Valley site will be able to cater for up to 250 people in a hospitality setting and increase visitor capacity to more than 200,000 guests per year.
“Since we have re-opened over summer, the distillery has been busier than ever and too often, we have queues out the front and far too many people are turned away from sharing a drink with us,” says Mackenzie. “With this new home that shouldn’t, hopefully, be a problem any longer.”
It’s anticipated the project will be completed in December 2021, with the original location running as usual.