Callington Mill

TypeDistillery and Cellar DoorLocationOatlands, TasmaniaClientCallington Mill DistilleryYearCurrentStatusIn ProgressArchitectCumulus StudioImagesCumulus Studio


Designing any new structure in the heart of Oatlands comes with great responsibility. With more than 150 sandstone buildings and a population under 700, the largely intact Georgian townscape offers an unrivalled representation of early 1800’s Australia, and a challenging precedent for new buildings.

Upholding heritage sensitivity as our primary consideration, we set about creating a contemporary structure that was sympathetic to the built environment – without hiding its age.

Simple in form, the two new distillery buildings have been carefully shaped with reference to the height and angles of the surrounding rooftops. A reclaimed brick finish replaces the modern sandstone used in most new Oatlands builds, while large expanses of glass limit the contrast between neighbouring heritage buildings and invite visitors to peer inside.

Under the shadow of Australia’s third oldest windmill, the Callington Mill Whisky Distillery aims to enhance the Oatlands tourism experience without impacting the town’s celebrated colonial architecture.