Meet the creators & creations of some of our hamper products
Terra Sancta Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Last year - 2019 - the Terra Sancta Extra Virgin Olive Oil won the best packaging award at the NZ Olive Oil awards. The label is like our other Terra Sancta labels in that it tells a story of the place the olive oil is from - The Terraces in Hawkes Bay. Terra Sancta has olive trees planted so one day we may make a Central Otago Olive Oil - but for now, we consider Hawkes Bay Olive Oil to be the best (just like the Pinot Noir from Central Otago.
Bean Around the World Coffee
Queenstown's award winning coffee. Bronze Award 2014/15 Gold Award 2013/14 Gold Award 2006/07.
Our strength is that we’re local and have no aspirations to take over the world of global coffee commerce. So, we’re a small business with a big commitment, supplying roast coffee to people who value quality as highly as we do.
Heritage Preserves recipes have developed since 1891, over five generations to me and now to my son David. These recipes accompanied my great grandmother, as a young bride to Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, to marry Doctor Frederick de Lisle, the first general practitioner in the district in the 19th century. Now living in Queenstown, Central Otago, I have continued her philosophy and with time have developed old fruit and vegetable combinations, always using the best quality produce while not altering the original recipes, except for malt vinegar to white vinegar to make gluten free preserves.
A longing for the exquisite chocolate of their Argentinian homeland led owners Alex Gimenez and Lorena Giallonardo to establish Patagonia Chocolates in 2005, so they could deliver the very best artisan delicacies to their local community and visitors while keeping true to their South American roots, there are five cafes located in the Southern Lakes of New Zealand.
Queenstown Soap Co.
Queenstown Soap Co. is based in stunning Queenstown, nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, amidst the snowy peaks of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.
We care about our environment and endeavour to keep our soaps as ethical and sustainable as possible. To this end, we lovingly handcraft them using organic and naturally sourced ingredients. Our soaps are hypoallergenic and biodegradable. All our packaging is made from a combination of recycled and renewable resources.
The Remarkable Sweet Shop
Established in 2004 the original Remarkable Sweet Shop is nestled in the historic mountain village of Arrowtown. Our Queenstown store opened soon after on Beach Street in Queenstown CBD. And in June of 2013, we opened our doors at the Queenstown Airport, welcoming visitors to Queenstown with our own unique experience and flare.
Our retail stores are famous as a destination experience not just for our large range of quality sweets, fudge, nougat and chocolates but also quality service and interaction with our specialist staff.
Downlights NZ is a New Zealand owned and operated fragranced Soy-Candle Company that manufactures luxury candles using artisanal techniques, and gorgeous Luxe Reed Diffusers. Our candles are lovingly hand poured and the entire manufacturing process supports the development of a variety of workplace skills and offers employment opportunities for young adults with Down Syndrome, intellectual or learning disabilities.
The Nutt Ranch
The Nutt Ranch produces quality hazelnut products from the hazelnuts grown on their orchard in the Waihopai Valley. It is owned and run by Georgina Ponder and Keith Hair. All their products are made in small batches, with the hazelnuts stored in shell until needed for the freshest hazelnuts you can buy. They try to source all their ingredients from local producers where possible.
Jude Raffills Design
At Jude Raffills Design we love creating new ideas and making things that bring people together. Our products are hand-crafted in the main from recycled native New Zealand Rimu. We also incorporate some milled Rimu and a selection of other New Zealand heritage timbers. Simplicity, durability and functionality are key components of our designs. Super attention to detail gives them the mark of quality we are so proud of.
Burrow & Be
Burrow & Be was established in 2013. With the love of interiors and design and the inspiration of my two children the idea of designing and screen printing bed linen and soft furnishings for kids was an exciting prospect. I (Catherine Melo) have a Bachelor of Design and over the years my passion for interiors and fabric design have grown. I worked as a screen printer many years ago and for the past 10 years have worked as a graphic designer.
Our products have travelled to Scott Base in the Antartic and to Mount Everest in the Himalayas. They travel on fancy boats and get taken on all sorts of holidays; they grace cheese platters and get stuffed into the side pockets of sports bags. Most of all they make people satisfied with that look of contentment you get when you taste something really, really good. Enjoy!!
Studio Milk Aromatherapy Bath Salts
Bath and foot soaks are a therapeutically balanced blend of Himalayan Pink Salt and Epsom Salt as well as natural essential oils, which work together to restore tired muscles, stimulate circulation and nourish the skin. Tired after a long day? Aching muscles from recent sports activity? Now you can create your own luxurious in-home spa treatment with our perfectly blended salt soaks.
Rutherford & Meyer Wafer Crackers
Here at Rutherford & Meyer, we truly care about what we put into our bodies. We insist on using only 100% natural ingredients across our range to bring flavours to life and add a little excitement to any gathering. Our world-famous fruit pastes have long been a cheeseboard must-have whilst our range of wafers, crackers and spreads provide the highest quality snacks and accompaniments.
Bennetto Natural Foods Company was founded by Lucy Bennetto in 2010, a real food lover and inspiration behind everything we do.
The majority of Bennetto chocolate products are hand made by Lucy and her team in Christchurch, and recently she has partnered with a Swiss manufacturer to co-produce the 100g bars. The majority of coca is now sourced from Acopagro, a Fairtrade cooperative at the base of the Amazon Jungle in Peru.
At Snowberry, we deliver nature’s most powerful skincare to give you uncompromised visible skin transformation. The result – Resilient, radiant glowing skin. Bringing you the best of rare, handpicked New Zealand natural ingredients, boosted by clinically proven science to deliver results, while still being safe for your skin. And as in everything we do, we do it sustainably and in a carbon neutral way, here on the Snowberry Gardens.
Kapiti Candy Co have been manufacturing artisan confectionery for over 20 years. While our recipes may date back many hundreds of year, our products are handcrafted every day in our factory based on the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand. We know you deserve to enjoy fresh, handmade confectionery at its finest so we are indulging your sweet side.