MIND YOUR BUSINESS: Cellar doors open, two businesses change hands and dress shop moves

SELLING THEIR WARES: Montoro Wines' Bob and Jennifer Derrick. Photo: ANDREW MURRAY 1201amwine1
SELLING THEIR WARES: Montoro Wines' Bob and Jennifer Derrick. Photo: ANDREW MURRAY 1201amwine1

BOB and Jennifer Derrick realised two years of effort on Friday when they opened their cellar door to the public.

Their label, Montoro Wines, has won seven gold medals and a trophy at the Sydney Royal Wine Show, NSW Wine Awards and Orange Wine Show in the last year across the eight varieties of shiraz.

“It was such a relief to have the event after basically two years in the planning,” Mr Derrick said.

He said the hallmark of the building, designed by Source Architects and built by Lcon Building and Construction, was the unique roof covering both the building and deck area. 

BLOOMFIELD TAKES OVER INKABILITY

LAURIE and Elaina Neville have sold their business Inkability, but Rod Bloomfield remains available to install ink cartridges after he bought the business.

CHANGE OF PACE: Rod Bloomfield left his career in the media industry to purchase Inkability.

CHANGE OF PACE: Rod Bloomfield left his career in the media industry to purchase Inkability.

With a background in radio at Charles Sturt University, Mr Bloomfield said it was time for a change and he had spent recent weeks as Mr Neville’s apprentice. 

“It’s a really solid business and it’s got a good long history in Orange,” he said. 

Mr Bloomfield said there was heavy competition from overseas, but clients appreciated the personal service. 

BETTER LOCATION FOR FROCKWORK ORANGE

FROCKWORK Orange also held its opening on Friday after it moved from Endsleigh Avenue to 138 Lords Place, with about 60 people passing through the recycled designer clothing outlet in two hours. 

FRESH CLIENTELE: Frockwork Orange owner Julia Hobbs and social media consultant Stef MacFie.

FRESH CLIENTELE: Frockwork Orange owner Julia Hobbs and social media consultant Stef MacFie.

Owner Julia Hobbs said the move had opened the business to an expanded clientele.

“People seeing the shop on a more regular basis because they are driving past,” she said.

“There’s parking out the front as well, there was never parking out the front before because of the DPI.”

ABATTOIR GROWS, TAKES OVER BUTCHERY

COUNCILLOR Scott Munro has sold Summer Centre Quality Meats to a business looking to market its own produce.

Stephen Tamplin started a chemical-free abattoir in Canowindra and has been selling at markets, including the Orange Region Farmers Market, for the past four years.

But he said it was time to seek a premises and the business name would change to Tablelands Premier Meats. 

“It was a natural extension in the growth of the business,” he said.