Barossa Community Enterprises thank donors with woodwork gifts

Barossa Community Enterprises crew present their freshly made wooden planter boxes to Greenock Creek Vineyards and Cellar, Marananga.
Barossa Community Enterprises crew present their freshly made wooden planter boxes to Greenock Creek Vineyards and Cellar, Marananga.

A creative crew of employees this week proudly admire their first handcrafted woodwork pieces which will liven up the front to a Barossa cellar door.

Two newly constructed planter boxers are the efforts of Barossa Enterprises' latest supported employee initiative 'Barossa Community Enterprises' which opened mid last month.

Based inside the Nuriootpa warehouse, the project gives people with disability an opportunity to participate in woodworking activities, and to make products in a "work-like" environment.

On Thursday the team was bused to Greenock Creek Vineyards and Cellars at Marananga to present their handiwork to the owners who last month generously donated funds to support their work.

Funds helped to purchase a table saw and router.

As previously highlighted by BE staff Rick Mierisch and Steve Jenner, the woodwork pieces enabled the employees to learn firsthand how to correctly use a hammer, handsaw, measuring tape and other tools needed to complete the project.

For some supported employees it was their first time at having a go on the tools - sharing how they loved the experience and are keen to continue.

Working as a team they were also well aware of the 124 screw used to complete the job.

Greenock Creek national sales manager Sharyn Bobridge and owners Mr Feng and Mr He who were grateful for the team's gifts plan to display the planter boxes at the front of the cellar.

To assist Barossa Community Enterprises, Nuriootpa, contact 8562 4855.