Melanie Wade, owner of Golda Kombucha, has formed a fermented umbrella company she’s calling Cultured South. This also happens to be the name of Wade’s forthcoming kombucha taproom at the Lee + White development in West End. She plans to open the taproom and fermented products marketplace later this spring.
Cultured South’s 6000-square-foot marketplace and production facility will include Wade’s popular fermented tea Gold Kombucha and Pure Abundance Cashew Cheese (raw, organic, dairy-, soy- gluten-free) along with other fermented products. The taproom will serve kombucha cocktails, floats, and flights and offer DIY kombucha and fermentation classes as well as yoga.
For those unfamiliar with kombucha, it is a fermented, slightly effervescent and sweetened black or green tea drink said to be filled with probiotics and vitamins meant to boost the immune system. Golda’s flavors include strawberry mint, lavender lemonade, peach ginger, elderberry thyme, hibiscus blood orange, and blackberry basil with ingredients coming from local farms.
Wade recently launched a Kickstarter to continue funding the build-out of Cultured South.
Cultured South joins Wild Heaven Beer, Hop City Craft Beer, Monday Night Brewing, American Spirit Works, Doux South Pickles, and Honeysuckle Gelato.
Cultured South, 1020 White Street SW, Atlanta.