The Capertee Valley is located 200km northwest Sydney, on the way to Mudgee, we bought our property in Glen Davis in 2009, we only had 100acres which was not quite enough room for cattle and also wanted to do something a little different, we came across Saffron and that is where our journey began.
The first year we planted 70 bulbs as a trial and were pleasantly surprised how well they grew, our harvest season is April/May usually a total of 6 weeks, 6 very long weeks, where the flowers need to be picked daily by hand.
The first year harvest was quite small with only 70 bulbs, so we then put our creative hats on and started experimenting with Saffron infused products. We started off with the basics, some confectionery and jams which then lead us to our Dessert syrup, with only sweet products on the menu and many customers unable to sample because of health reasons or only having a savoury palate it became clear that we needed to expand on our products to cater for all palates. This is when we developed our Saffron Caramelized White Wine Vinegar and our Saffron Spiced Nuts.
In 2012 we entered some of our products in the Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards and were delighted to find out that we received:
Champion & Gold Medal - Saffron Threads
Silver Medal- Caramelized Saffron Vinegar
Silver Medal-Lemon Myrtle Delights
Bronze Medal-Saffron Dessert Syrup
Gold Medal- Saffron Granola
Gold Medal-Orange Marmalade with Saffron & Orange Liqueur
Silver Medal-Fig, Saffron & Cardamom Paste
Silver- Caramelized Saffron Vinegar
2014 We only entered 3 products, we won
Gold Medal-Saffron Threads
Gold Medal-Saffron Caramelised White Wine Vinegar
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the up most importance, our family business is committed to meeting your needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.