Clare Valley Enterprises

Clare Valley Enterprises opened its doors on Thursday to celebrate International Day of People with Disability. 

Since re-opening the refurbished building, CVE marketing and sales manager Rick Mierisch said it had a positive impact on the employees. 

He said as a business they hoped to build on the current number of employees, 18, to 30. 

At Clare Valley Enterprises they offer a range of services to wineries and they’re currently making hundred of boxes for a Tasmanian winery, out of Tasmanian wood. 

They’ve done various packaging work for Taylors Wines, Sevenhill Cellars, Jim Barry and Kilikanoon. 

“That’s what we want to build on more (packaging) because it’s local,” Mr Mierisch said. 

“It’s a lot of work for one little label, but that label sells the wine.” 

The boxes are all made of wood and are all one-of-a-kind. 

Boxes are finished to an almost perfect standard – and each box has to be to exact measurement to allow for the wood’s movement. 

“The wineries that have used us before are using us more than they have in the past,” he said. 

Many positives continue to come out of the CVE shed, but one thing Mr Mierisch said was across board was the independence it gave each and every one of the employees.