the forktree story
Set on the hill side behind Carrickalinga township, is a renovated historic shearing shed that was the main shearing location for the Forktree Estate many years ago. We have reused and recycled a lot of the original materials used in the construction of the shed to create a welcoming food and drink facility. We have our own beers on tap, as well as local wines and ciders. Currently we are in the process of setting up a brewery at the rear of the restaurant.
Forktree Estate used to span quite a way along the coastline of the West Fleurieu Peninsula. Dated back to the 1800s, and the original shearing shed would have been an integral part of the property’s operation, but it has been used only occasionally in more recent times.
After reconstruction, the once famous Forktree Estate has been transformed into the well known Forktree Brewery.