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The creators of a botanical alternative to alcohol, taking the world by storm from Healesville

Distinctive and inimitable, the Yarra Valley beverage industry showcases the region’s exceptional attributes to the world. The award winning Banks Botanicals, launched in July 2021, forms part of the genesis for a bold new direction in the industry’s newest and fastest growing “Drinks” category – no and low alcohol beverages.

“It was the Yarra Valley’s reputation for pristine water that first drew us to Healesville,” says Yolanda Uys, co-founder of Banks Botanicals, together with Brian Cohen and Frank De Palma. “We appreciated the region for its abundance, diversity and quality­­ ­– ideals we wanted to embody in our boutique ‘local craft’ product as well.”

WORDS Lindy Schneider | PHOTOGRAPHY Lynton Crabb

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