The Kallista General Store was originally opened in 1921 by the Reid family, and still retains many of its attractive features typical of that time period.
The store has been an integral element of the Kallista shopping centre for over 100 years. Under Liz and Josephine’s care, it continues to both evolve, and remain true to its purpose.
Today, sisters-in-law Josephine and Liz own and operate the store, found in the heart of Kallista.
A winemaker by trade, Josephine is passionate about sharing her knowledge of wine with locals and visitors alike. She has become skilled in partnering foods to accompany her recommendations, thanks to her love of a good nosh! Friday nights are the place to be for their weekly wine tastings, and the opportunity to wax lyrical with this font of all wine knowledge.
A lawyer who is balancing Hills life with the corporate world, Liz is a talented home cook who has been continually asked by family and friends to bake for them! She truly understands good food and flavour combinations. Coming from a large family, Liz also knows how to make the most of what is available and in season. She is an expert in cooking smarter, not harder, and making that hard won dollar go further.
Liz's regular recipes are unfailingly delicious, easy to follow, and can be cooked from ingredients from most kitchens or pantries. And if not, pop in as we do stock everything in store!
See our recipes here