Meet the Smith Family

Local Cellars Balaklava opened in early December 2023, at the heritage site which was previously Balaklava Motors. Owners Michael and Megan Smith, who also own Foodland Balaklava, were welcomed with open arms by the local community.

“I see Local Cellars as an extension of Foodland and knew it would be a fantastic opportunity to join the Local Cellars network. The community response has been really positive as the offer is unique to the town – it’s something they’ve never had available to them before – customers would previously travel for 45 minutes to Gawler, or sometimes as far as Adelaide to purchase a wide range of liquor products that we are excited to offer,” Mike said.

The Smith family have been retailers for over 60 years and all work within the business, including Mike and Megan’s son, Dylan, son-in-law, Lloyd, as well as their daughters Gabi and Jasmyn. We learned Megan, is not only an avid Adelaide Crows supporter but also loves to bake cakes in her downtime.

Mike spoke to us about the key values of Local Cellars Balaklava and emphasised that their number one priority is to look after their customers.

“We want to look after our customers, listen to their feedback, and supply the products they want. Shoppers come in and have a look around the store and are keen to try different products”.

The Smith family plans to support community groups such as the local golf club and has recently sponsored a local man from the South Australian Shooting Association.

Mike also shared his vision to have a mural painted on the side of the building in the not-so-distant future, to not only maintain its heritage but also act as a tribute to the Underwood family. “I’d love to see a Holden Monaro painted…perhaps some South Australian wines, too,” he said.

Visit to view great specials on a wide range of beer, wine, and spirits.

Local Cellars Balaklava
4 Wallace St, Balaklava SA 5461
Open 6 Days