Everyone knows what great food and wine we have in the Barossa, and now we have some of Australia’s most gifted artisans and their products available across the road from Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage! One of these artisans is Barossa local Barry Gardener, whose mission is to create quality handmade and hand forged kitchen knives that are beautiful to look at and an absolute joy to use.
Barry is as passionate about the Barossa as the rest of us who live here, and his craftsmanship adds another whole dimension to anyone’s visit to the region. Barry’s amazing new studio within JamFactory’s latest enterprise at Seppeltsfield Winery is a wonderful place to visit. In November 2014 JamFactory and Seppeltsfield opened the doors to their new studios, gallery and shop. JamFactory at Seppeltsfield brings together two significant South Australian icons – both with a commitment to premium quality and bespoke production, providing a unique hub for craft and design in the Barossa.
Situated in the historic stables building at Seppeltsfield, a 10 minute walk from our cottage accommodation, the winery provides studio space for around a dozen professional artisans, a gallery for free public exhibitions and a retail shop presenting outstanding hand-made products.
A separated walkway through the space enables visitors to see skilled makers at work, learn about the materials and processes behind the products and discover the heritage of the building, which dates back to 1850.
JamFactory’s studios, gallery and shop in the Barossa is open 7 days 11am – 5pm and entry is free.
They can be contacted on (08) 8562 8149 and I reckon one of Barry’s knives would have to be one of the best gifts you can lay your hands on (sorry – couldn’t resist) for the person who has everything!
….Oh, and did I mention we have a shoe maker over at JamFactory as well? More about Rose-Anne later…..
I hope you enjoy reading more about Barry and his knives here