Yarra Valley Gourmet Food brings together the freshest Australian local produce to manufacture an inspired and beautifully packaged collection of gourmet salad dressings, jams, jellies, mustards, cordials, chutneys/relishes, mayonnaise, vinegars, and muesli. Made from the finest, pure local ingredients, their all-natural range is produced in small batches to retain all the flavour and goodness you’d expect of a product made with love. Put simply, it’s simple food, with extraordinary flavour, from the heart of the Yarra Valley.
Purchasing the business in 2009 from the originating owners, Jacqui Harvey continues to grow and develop the range, focusing on interesting and innovative flavour combinations whilst ensuring the highest quality of product. The development of a grand vision saw 19 acres on the Warburton Highway in Seville purchased in 2013, and a planning permit achieved in October 2015, to build a factory on the farm, move the business to a larger premise, increase manufacturing space and capabilities, and open a retail store and tourism kitchen.
Whilst most of this vision has been realised with the business manufacturing on site from July 2018, and the shop open since December 2018, a coffee and cake offering, as well as fresh fruit and vegetables once the greenhouse is producing, will be launched within the next two months. Finally, the plan to open up to the tourism market by providing food tours that allow consumers to learn about local produce, sample and pick a home grown vegetable/fruit and turn it into a relish/jam that they can take away, as well as holding preserves cooking classes, will be established throughout 2019.