Both are delicious!
Our Elderflower products are made from the handpicked blossoms of the Elder tree. This range is light golden in colour, and features bright, fresh floral characteristics with notes of lychees, flowers and flinty sauvignon blanc. 'Refreshing' is the most common word people use when tasting it.
Our Elderberry products are made from the berries of the Elder tree. This range is a rich ruby red colour, and the flavour profile is deep, rich and complex, with subtle tones of mulberry, blackcurrant and pinot noir. Elderberries are reputed to have nearly 3 times the anti-oxidant value of cranberries and blueberries. They are rich in bioflavonoids, especially anthocyanins which are responsible for their deep purple (almost black) colouring.
No, our products are naturally made, without colours, preservatives, flavourings or additives.
All of our products are free from egg, onion, gluten and nuts.
Yes, all of our products are suitable for vegans.
Ashbolt concentrates are stronger than most cordial mixers. The elderflower concentrate can be diluted around 1 in 10 to 1 in 12; and the elderberry concentrate around 1 in 20. But really, just dilute to your own personal taste. You can make the elderflower go even further with the addition of a slice of ginger and lemon in hot water. Allow to cool a little before adding elderflower (to maximise properties).
Elderflower and berry was traditionally used to treat 'poorly' young children. We have a number of pregnant women and nursing mothers who use our drinks as an alternative to alcohol (often serving in champagne glasses, so they don’t feel left out!). However, if you have any concerns at all, please consult your doctor.
Elderflower and berry are both great for colds and flu - the flower tends to be used to aid sleeping and to clear toxins and colds, and the berry is a great immune builder. Read more about the health benefits here.
Ashbolt Olive Oils are pressed within a few hours of harvest and are pressed without heat.
Always store oil in a cool dark place - a dark low cupboard is perfect. The oil may solidify if kept in the fridge. If this ever occurs, allow to slowly reach room temperature and it will become clear again.
Cool climate olives usually have lower yields. Also, growing and producing any product in small volumes to gold medal quality is expensive. We intensively manage our grove and use lots of organic composts to fertilise our trees.
Our farm is situated in the Derwent Valley, however we don’t yet have any cellar door or farm visits.
We do have tastings every Saturday on Salamanca Markets, so if you pop by Site 117 you'll be able to meet us and sample the whole range.
We also appear at special events and even occasionally pop up on the Spirit of Tasmania, so follow our facebook page to keep up to date with our events.
You can purchase all our products online. We also have an extensive range of stockists. In Tasmania our products are available in most good food stores. If you are unsure, please contact us and we'll send you details of your nearest retailer.
Please don’t hesitate to ask for our products when you are out and about. It helps stores know there is a demand for our product, and helps us get our brand around Australia! Contact us if you would like us to get in touch with your local supplier.
If you have a restaurant or cafe, specialty grocery or gourmet food store, catering or food services company and are interested in product distribution, we can offer wholesale rates. For special rates on bulk orders, get in touch before placing your order to establish your account. We also offer custom orders and private labeling on request.