Haighs, Beerenberg, Jurlique, Seppetsfied, Yalumba, Etikette…..what’s the common denominator? South Australia – the state that has a little more.
While the list of quality produce, products and unforgettable South Australian experiences is potentially a very long one, here’s a round-up of some of our favourite South Australian brands and products that make for great Christmas, birthday or anniversary gift ideas.
Etikette Candles are proudly and authentically Australian-made, lovingly hand-crafted in the Adelaide Hills on Peramangk and Kaurna Country. Etikette Candles are vegan-friendly and designed to be upcycled. Mindfully poured in small batches, the candles are made from 100% soy wax, a biodegradable, non-toxic and renewable resource.
Our pick: Wilpena in cactus flower ($35.00)
Located in the stunning Adelaide Hills in Hahndorf, Beerenberg is a 100% family-owned Australian business with over six generations of family who have lived and farmed on the Beerenberg family farm. The majority of their delicious jams, chutneys, gourmet relishes, and sauces are made on-site. Beerenberg uses wonky fruit and veg, which makes them even more lovable.
Our pick: (Your name) Strawberry Jam ($5.80)
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In 1985, Jurlique founders Dr Jurgen Klein and Ulrike Klein found the ideal location to establish their farm to create the purest skincare products with its unpolluted environment and nutrient-rich soil. Located in the unspoiled Adelaide Hills, the Jurlique farm provides the optimum environment to produce the most potent herbs and botanicals. Jurlique uses over 100 plant extracts in its product formulas and grows over 30 different plants and flowers biodynamically including Lavender, Rose, Marshmallow, Liquorice and Calendula – all carefully chosen for their healing properties and effectiveness, then combined with unique natural-based formulas.
Our pick: Sweet Violet & Grapefruit Hydrating Mist ($53.00)
Located on the ‘Western Ridge’ of the Barossa Valley, Seppeltsfield combines over 420 acres of ancient vineyard, gardens and heritage-listed architecture. The winemaking team aspire to translate the character of the vineyards and each season – into the wines themselves.
The Seppeltsfield estate is surrounded by a small settlement – named Seppeltsfield itself – and joins the nearby districts of Greenock and Marananga as the most Westerly townships of the Barossa Valley. Here, gently rolling hills of patchwork vineyards are contrasted against open fields of cereal crops, making for some of the most picturesque landscapes to be found in the region.
Our pick: Anything from the Para Tawny Collection ($40 to $115)
In 1915, Alfred Haigh opened the doors to the very first Haigh’s Chocolates store in the Beehive Building at 34 King William Street, Adelaide South Australia. The rest, as they say, is history. Haigh’s Chocolates is an Australian-owned family business, that proudly makes chocolate in Adelaide at two sites located on the city fringe.
Hot tip: When visiting Adelaide, make sure you head to the Parkside factory and Visitor Centre where you can view the chocolates being made as well as pick up heavily discounted ‘factory seconds’.
Our pick: Milk and Dark Selection ($60.00)
Founded in 1849, Yalumba has a deep connection to the Barossa Valley in South Australia. Six generations and more than 170 years later, Yalumba is now Australia’s oldest family-owned winery with a rich and diverse portfolio of globally recognised brands. Yalumba’s wines are created to excite and challenge you, taking you on a journey with every glass.
Here’s an idea! Grab your favourite person, book some flights to Adelaide for the Tasting Australia Festival in 2023 and plan a few side trips to the Adelaide Hills and the Barossa to visit the aforementioned wineries and attractions while you’re there. Find out more about the exciting events at Tasting Australia which runs from 28 April and runs through to 7 May 2023. Visit the South Australia tourism website for more information on accommodation and things to do.