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Celebration Harvest Pack


Mother's Day Gift

To celebrate mum and the Pinot Noir 2024 harvest, we are giving away a FREE JAR of 'The vineyard, Pinot Noir quince jelly'! when you purchase this pack.  We have put together a special Mother's Day pack. She will be able to enjoy a bite of bottled Central Otago sunshine through the cooler months. You will receive - The Gold Panner Central Otago Apricot & Lemon Jam, The Hunter Central Otago Cherry Relish, The Cocky Black Doris & Horseradish Relish, The Shearer, Wild Thyme Jam and the free The Vineyard, Pinot Noir Quince Jelly.


Introducing Our
Award-Winning Range
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The Prospector, Orange & Central Otago Gin Marmalade

Introducing our NEW product just in time for Christmas!

The Prospector, Orange & Central Otago Gin Marmalade, we have collaborated with another local iconic brand -Broken Heart Spirits- Arrowtown to create this botanical marmalade. Made with New Zealand navel oranges and hints of juniper berry, bay leaf and cardamon this limited edition contains NO GRAPEFRUIT. It's a versatile marmalade that matches well with cheese, toast, croissants, duck and pork. Think brunch bacon & marmalade butties, glazed orange & gin Christmas ham, crispy duck and gooey baked brie with warm citrus marmalade. Enjoy it's simply delicious.


Wanaka Alpine Gift Box

The ultimate award-winning hamper contains:

- The Gardener, Beetroot, Tamarind & Date chutney

- The Gold Miner, Central Otago Apricot & Orange               Sauce

- The Farmers Wife, Lemon Curd

- The Hunter, Central Otago Cherry Relish

- The Fisherman, Bread & Butter Pickle


- The Cocky, Black Doris Plum & Horseradish Relish



Picnic Platter Gift Box

Whether it's a lake side picnic, beach BBQ or afternoon platters these 3 will complement your summer feast.


This giftbox contains:

- The Cocky, Black Doris Plum & Horseradish Relish

- The Fisherman, Bread & Butter Pickle

- The Shearer, Wild Thyme Onion Jam



A Taste Of Central Otago Gift Box

The long hot dry summers of Central Otago produce world class fruits, here is a reflection of your beautiful region.

This giftbox contains:

- The Prospector, Orange & Central Otago Gin               Marmalade

- The Vineyard, Pinot Noir Quince Jelly

- The gold Panner, Central Otago Apricot & Lemon Jam

- The Orchard, Black Doris Plum Jam.



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The cool thing about this pickle is it's made with no added sugar, instead raw NZ 'honey'. Our honey is sourced locally from award winning 'Branch Creek Honey', Cardrona. 

Honey is natural, its sweeter than sugar, so less is needed to achieve the same balance. This Indian pickle has a warming spiciness, is packed with iconic Central Otago apricots, fresh ginger & kaffir lime. Watch out its HIGHLY addictive!

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My 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 appeal 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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Accolades & Mentions


Dish Magazine 17 years 100th issue.

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.

NZ Artisan awards 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'.

Fiona Smith - Editor Cuisine Magazine issue 2019

'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'. 

NZ Food awards finalist 2021

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.” '

Wholesale Opportunities

We are always looking to work with amazing local businesses to supply our amazing Central Otago preserves to food stores, cafe, butchers, wines stores and other businesses. We are happy to chat about your requirements so please fill out the form below or email us at

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What Customers Say

"I love that everytime 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 Wanaka
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