Gourmet Food & Wine Hamper Deep Dive: The Top 9 Treats to Give as a Gift

Gift giving can quickly feel stressful when you have to search for something your family or friends will love. But when you give the gift of a Gourmet Food and Wine Hamper, you’re guaranteed to give your loved ones something they’ll love.

We’re taking a deep dive into some of our favourite items in the gourmet food and wine hamper by Australian Gourmet Gifts. Hint: everything is Australian made, delicious and exclusive.

1) Schild Estate Barossa Valley Shiraz
This vintage wine is from South Australia’s iconic Barossa Valley and is crafted using a blend of Shiraz grapes from select vineyards. With dark chocolate and plum hints, this wine makes the perfect pairing for a rich, slow-cooked casserole. You can find this wine in the Barossa Red & White Wine Hamper, and it’s the perfect winter warmer.

2) Kangaroo Island Smoked Kalamata Olives
The Australian Kangaroo Island Kalamata olives are juicy, plump and bursting with flavour. To give them their rustic flavour, they’re deliciously wood smoked. You can add these to your favourite dishes, including pizza, antipasti, salads, cooking sauces and focaccias. The Kangaroo Island olives are available in the Gourmet Sensations Hamper.

3) Charlie’s Cookies Choc Salted Caramel Mini Melting Moments
Charlie’s chocolate cookies are the dream gift for dark chocolate lovers. The Mini Melting Moments won gold at the 2018 Australian Food Awards. Family and friends will be asking you where they can find more of these delicious little morsels. Some of our hampers also stock the raspberry version with a white choc buttercream centre.

4) Ogilvie & Co. Caramel Fudge Sauce
Add a touch of decadence to any dessert with the Ogilvie & Co. Caramel Fudge Sauve. This velvety sauce is rich with flavour and the perfect addition to desserts such as ice cream, cake and pudding. Your loved ones won’t be able to resist adding this to all their favourite treats. You can find this decadent goodie in the Premium Gourmet Christmas Hamper.

 

5) Penfold’s Bin 311 Chardonnay
If you know someone who loves elegant, fruity flavours, look no further. This delightful citrus-bouquet Chardonnay is ideal for savouring and only gets better with time. Found in the Penfolds Premium Red & White Wine Hamper, gift this to someone who has an upcoming celebration or party.

6) Ogilvie & Co. Roast Beetroot & Balsamic Relish
Turn appetisers into something gourmet with the Oglivie & Co roast beetroot and balsamic relish. The earthy flavours of beetroot with aged balsamic and select spices add a stunning twist to sandwiches, grilled meats or fresh chervil in a savoury tart. Alternatively, they can elevate their salads with a spoonful of this relish for a delicious finishing touch.

7) Maggie Beer Sparkling Ruby Cabernet
The Maggie Beer Sparkling Ruby Cabernet is perfect for health-conscious people who want to celebrate without alcohol. This drop is made with early harvest Cabernet grape, contains zero added sugar, bubbles like sparkling wine and is wildly refreshing. It pairs well with seared tuna or savoury duck, whether on its own or in a spritzer.

8) Ob Finest Original Wafer Crackers
The foundation of every good platter is crackers, so inspire your family and friends to entertain by gifting Ob’s Finest Original Wafer Crackers. Its naturally subtle taste allows their favourite toppings to take centre stage. You can find these in the Wine Indulgence Hamper.

9) Ogilvie & Co. Honey with Gold Flakes and Dipper
Ogilvie & Co make anything but ordinary honey. This honey is swimming with genuine 23-carat edible gold leaves. So, now you can gift your loved ones a piece of luxury in special gourmet hampers. Use the dipper to drizzle it over freshly baked pancakes or add it to your morning muesli as a natural sweetener.

Australian Gourmet Gifts food and wine hampers are brimming with tasty delights from some of Australia’s most exclusive brands. Make sure to discover their many gourmet hamper collections.