LOT. 100 |Hay Valley
Although a simple statement in writing, the concept has driven a way of being that everyone involved with the destination of LOT. 100 are striving for. Better booze, better liquid, better balance and most of all, a drive towards sustainability.
LOT. 100, the 84 hectare property nestled in the Adelaide Hills has slowly and thoughtfully been transformed into the new production site of Mismatch Brewing and Adelaide Hills Distillery, coupled with the cellar door experience they present together with The Hills Cider Company, Ashton Valley Fresh and Vinteloper. This is all complemented with an onsite restaurant plus event and function facilities.
A collaborative destination featuring the juxtaposition of industrial vs agricultural is at every turn. From the design impact of the cellar door, developed by the team at Frame Creative, to the working fruit orchards of the adjacent R Ceravolo and Co property, this unique setting feels like an escape from city and suburban life, despite being a short 25 minute drive from South Australia’s major metropolis of Adelaide.
Whilst the surrounding environment and the impact of the structures will be what first absorbs your attention when entering the site, it may take time to appreciate the many layers of planning and research that underpin every element. Buildings have been placed to harness the natural elements of light and sun yet protect guest areas during cooler months, while 1700 square metres of solar panels further support our goal of achieving self-sufficiency.
A waste water treatment plant used to harness 2 onsite bores was one of the largest and most important investments during development and planning. There is no resource more valuable than water and this state of the art system allows us to achieve a closed loop with every drop – from bore, through the production process, to use on the crops and orchards before the process starts again.
Strict policies on reusables, dedicated programs for using spent grain from the brewery or leftover distillery botanicals and native gardens support this holistic approach to protecting the future of our site.
Visitors to the site are invited to enjoy a breadth of experiences that speak to this philosophy of better, all while celebrating sustainability and the local landscape. The LOT. 100 kitchen, with Adelaide icons Tom Bubner (Pizza e Mozzarella Bar, Chicken and Pig) and Shannon Fleming (ex-Orana Restaurant) at the helm, embraces a paddock to plate ethos, helping the team to share the stories of South Australian farming and agriculture through locally sourced ingredients. Whether enjoying a rustic Italian inspired meal from the wood fire oven or enjoying a picnic amongst the grounds, guests are encouraged to slow down and embrace the change of pace at the LOT. 100.
The concept of transparency and inclusion extends from plate to production, with visitors able to build their understanding and connection to our brands through gin blending sessions, distillery tours and behind the scenes brewery experiences. Guest chefs and star bartenders from across the globe will join the LOT. 100 team in celebrating our produce and inspiring our booze. Live music and festivals will feature prominently on the LOT. 100 yearly calendar with the unique setting and back drop destined to become a prominent events venue.
From spirits at the forefront of Australian craft spirit trends, beers leading the way in freshness and quality, renowned Pinot Noirs, and crisp fresh apple derived treats both fermented and non-fermented – the LOT. 100 community is sure to have an experience for all tastes.
The plans and models for the future are many and in a constant state of flux, as we work to better ourselves, our contribution and our connection with our Adelaide Hills home. We encourage you to take a peek inside our world through social media where you can stay in touch with our continued evolution and see where the concept of ‘better’ takes us.