The Tweed Artisan Collective is a not-for-profit organisation and has been a part of the Tweed shire for the past 28years – formerly as the tourism body, Destination Tweed and, since late 2018 reinvented as the region’s food and agritourism industry group.
Our Foundation Sponsors are acknowledged as key contributors to our ongoing work in industry development and consumer awareness of local food and beverage experiences across the Tweed. We would like to sincerely thank our sponsors for their support.
Our school values of compassion, wisdom and respect are underpinned by our Anglican traditions where building genuine relationships through generosity of spirit and care for others; gaining knowledge, understanding, skills and character from learning; and appreciating all within our environment are at our core.
While having all the advantages of a K-12 school, we have adopted a “one school, three sub-schools” approach through our Junior, Middle and Senior Schools allowing us to shape the curriculum in accordance with the developmental phases of our students and helps our educators better manage the transition between the six stages of school life. We cultivate learning through relationships, expert teaching, educational research and innovation throughout our three sub-schools that focus on:
• Leadership: creating the competencies that equip us with hope, clarity and direction.
• Standards: establishing high expectations that empower student involvement, development, achievement, service and voice.
• Collaboration: working together within aligned structures, processes, practices and systems that enable our desired ethos and strategy.
At Lindisfarne, we provide a framework for 21st century learning and future-focused, real-world thinking that equips our students for their lives post-school. Our students graduate enabled and empowered both academically and emotionally to assume responsibility for making a positive contribution to the world.
Our vision was to create a premium, farm to bottle agricole rum with a unique Australian expression. Our journey is now in it's eighth year. We’ve had to develop new skills and adapt new methods of small-scale cultivation, harvesting and crushing not used in the area before. We’ve designed our distillery based on fermentation, distillation and maturation methods not typically used in commercial rum distilleries and the result is a rum that we are proud to say has the unique characteristics of our part of the world - our provenance.
Husk Rum can only be made from freshly crushed cane juice so its production is restricted to the harvest season from August to November. While rum from our first harvest in 2012 was quietly maturing on oak we began creating a gin, something different that would challenge people’s perception of what gin can be.
Ink Gin was a bold risk which paid off, as people around the country fell in love with the colour play & soft Australiana taste. We quickly outgrew our tiny farm shed distillery, and in late 2016 we started building a new distillery, which would be complete with a cellar door, bar and barrel house.
In April 2017 we faced our biggest challenge to date, as the most devastating flood in 100 years ripped through the Tweed Valley, an aftermath of cyclone Debbie. With 4 metres of water blanketing our farm, and 1 metre of water through our barrel shed and distillery, it was a major setback and put construction on hold for several months as our region dealt with the clean up.
2019 saw us finally complete our new distillery after a long 2.5 years of construction. This is complete with a cellar door and cafe, and is now open to the public for tours and tastings. We can't wait to welcome you to our farm for a visit.
Follow our journey as we continue to develop experimental blends and innovative craft spirits.