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Taste of the Alps

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Our Story


 A multi award winner artisan producer, located in beautiful Wanaka New Zealand, Taste of the Alps specialises in hand-made small batch preserves. Its boutique range is inspired by the alpine climate and abundant seasonal offerings Central Otago is renowned for. 


Hello....My name is Tineke-Maree Sutton, I am the owner/ operator of Taste of the Alps. I love this region, each new season is a moment of excitement as the Central Otago fruit - natures confectionary - ripens and harvest begins. I am so lucky to be surrounded by the worlds finest cherries, sweet Sundrop, Clutha Gold apricots, Premium Pinot Noir grapes and succulent black doris plums.


These hand picked sustainable fruits are the natural ingredients in my glass jars. The idea for Taste of the Alps came about while I was working as a Chef at a Vineyard in Cromwell. I was inspired to create my own range, preserving the best Central Otago has to offer.


Taste of the Alps preserves appeals to everyone, from a loyal buying their weekly fix, to a visitor wanting to indulge in a delicious little reminder of their stay here in Wanaka.

Share a taste of Central Otago with family and friends, shipping is available through out New Zealand. 


You can recognise a Taste of the Alps jar, it features the iconic Mt Gold, a point of recognition in the area. #tasteofthealps  

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Small - batch made in Wanaka

These versatile chutneys make Summer entertaining easy - both pair perfectly with cheese! We love the apricot as a glaze for chicken wings, too.

Featuring The Gold Miner, Apricot & orange sauce and The Gardener, Beetroot & date chutney.


Dish Magazine 17 years 100th issue.


The Gardener, Beetroot & date chutney.

Cuisine editor Kelli Brett says New Zealand’s artisan producers truly deserve our support. “Their products are often made by hand and they don’t usually have access to mass-production methods. It’s a risk and a challenge to produce these products on such a small scale and this award category helps highlight and recognise their outstanding work.” '


NZ Food awards finalist 2021



957 entries!

'the judges felt some products were so close to winning that they deserved a special mention; this finalist has been awarded highly commended'.

NZ Artisan awards 2021

sponsored by Wendy's


'The Gardener Beetroot & Date Chutney is well balanced with earthy, tangy and sweet flavours, making it a versatile chutney that goes just as well with your barbecue as it does your next Indian meal'. 

Fiona Smith - Editor Cuisine Magazine issue 209


Get in touch

Wholesale is available to food retailers across New Zealand, If you would like to enquire about becoming a stockists please fill out this form.

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'I love that every time I open a jar of Taste of the Alps, which ever preserve I've chosen, that you can tell the season it was bottled. Fresh ripe fruit to bring you a ray of sunshine. Great flavours in all the range but my fav has to be the lemon curd, slathered on toasted sourdough!'
Jenny Cusworth
'Thank you so much for your delicious produce The shepherd. I used it to glaze roast lamb on Saturday nights 'host a roast' fundraising dinner for Ronald Mc Donald House.
The lemon & rosemary marmalade was a great way to enhance the lamb and a big hit with our guests. I love using locally made products and will be ordering again!'
Sally Wood