By Jess from Dressed in Copper
What goes well with wine? Chocolate! And Willunga happens to have one of the sweetest new dessert bars around. Four Winds Chocolate is a dreamy little shop, with pinstriped awnings and pastel blue walls that smells of brioche and sugary delights.
A pipe dream of Wendy Ashwin’s turned reality, this frenchy-feel patisserie, come chocolate shop has been in the making for a while now. It began with a christmas cookie that Wendy made for her family and friends at Christmas time. The cookie was so popular that she had requests to make it other times of the year — and it now sits on their window ledge labelled, Chocolate Macadamia Biscuit.
From cookies to chocolates, years were spent at the markets in Victor Harbor, selling her gorgeous treats to locals and visitors in the popular tourist town. She then decided to make the huge, (and exciting leap), to set up shop in Willunga.
Baskets of fresh chocolate and rhubarb brioche are put on display, with a variety of eclairs, cookies, doughnuts and other sweet treats. Wander inside and the sugar trail continues. You’ll find little white shelves topped with handmade chocolate slabs with hunks of honey comb and dried fruit (perfect for a platter or a naughty treat).
You can see the hours of work and passion that Wendy puts into her products. There’s a rainbow of chocolates in different flavours and shapes, from those dusted with gold powder to those resembling bee hives and coloured marbles.
The flavours of these beauties are out of this world and not your typical chocolate store variety. Think combinations of olive oil, cardamon + lime and mango and balsamic. One word — delicious! With over 20 flavours these little shapes of deliciousness are the perfect gift for a loved one or yourself- or in my case, both.
Wendy is spreading love through chocolate and fine patisseries in the beautiful suburb of Willunga.