Our Rhubarb Sparkling has proven such a hit we keep having to expand our Rhubarb patch. The sheep haven't made much fuss about their paddock getting smaller but our customers keep asking for more. When they start bleating as much as our customers we will have to find a bigger field for them.
Cuisine Magazine recently judged the Rhubarb Sparkling to be in the top 10 New Zealand Artisan Food and Beverage products declaring it "Deliciously refreshing with subtle effervescence and wonderful colour, one of the most interesting non-alcoholic drinks you could find".
We source everything as locally as possible. In the case of the Blackcurrant Sparkling this means form over the road at Murray Steven's place
A Selwyn district local for 4 generations Murray grows arguably of the best Blackcurrants in New Zealand. New Zealand grows some of the best Blackcurrants in the world so he's a talented man that Murray.
Elderflower has a honeydew sweet flavor that balances tart fruit sourness like nothing else. The health benefits of these two natural ingredients combine to make a drink that is sure to keep the wolf from the door through the winter months.
The Elderflower Sparkling is a brilliantly refreshing drink, lightly sparkling with notes of Lychee, Honeydew and Gooseberry.
So brilliant is the Elderflower that to this day the folk from the Isle of Man believe the bushes are inhabited by pixies they call the Vonnie Vegg.
You don't want to mess with these little jokers, sure they bring you good luck if you are nice to them, but ignore them at your peril. Hence it is still illegal to chop an Elderberry bush down and common courtesy to tip your hat when passing one by!
Our pickers are sure to stay on the Vonnie Vegg's good side by kindly thanking each they pick from.
This firey ginger elixir is as tasty as it is healthy. The bees of Leeston have been busy gathering their nectar to make this all natural brew. An all year round must for any ginger fans. Aroha. Made with Love.
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc grapes have really made a name for themselves. Because they are so damn delicious! Unfair that wines been hogging it all though. Here it’s blended with saffron to make a drink literally bursting with flavor. Aroha. Made with Love.
Ever heard of a Green currant? Nor had we until neighbor Muarry came over with some. He saw some of his blackcurrants producing green fruit so he bred them and hey presto, a world first. We thought it tasted delish with our Elderflower!
The judges at the New Zealand food awards loved it so much they named it the best beverage in New Zealand for 2013! Aroha. Made with Love.
The single varieties of Taylors Gold pears, & Coxes Orange apples join forces in this crisp but sweet beauty. With fruit grown in the South Islands sunny nelson, its an old favorite for a damn good reason! Aroha. Made with Love.
Our Ginger and Honey Cordial with Lemon is a real must for winter. It arouses the senses and leaves a gentle tingling in the throat.
At Aroha we source everything as locally as possible because we believe that the quality and flavor is better; our honey is produced by the bees which pollinate elderflower on the Canterbury Plains and our lemons are bought from the local market and juiced by hand.
Our ginger is the exception. Anyone who has enjoyed a Thai curry will appreciate that the Thai know a thing or two about ginger. We feel that the tastiest ginger comes from Thailand and so we get it from them.
However if you live close by and can produce something just as tasty, send us a sample and we’ll give it a taste.