Market Success Stories
When you’re looking for your next wine to accompany all the delicious foods available at the market, look to another market stallholder for your reds and whites.
Four Winds Vineyard is a local wine producer, with its vineyard located just to the north of Canberra near Murrumbateman, and produces some top wines in several varieties. It’s a family affair with sisters Jaime Crowe (the winemaker) and Sarah Collingwood, and their husbands Bill and John, overseeing all aspects of the winemaking business.
Grapes are grown on the 33 acre property with vines producing the spicy Shiraz and zesty Riesling that the Canberra District is renowned for, as well as Cabernet, Cabernet Merlot, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sangiovese.
Four Winds Vineyard is at the market every Saturday with all wines available for tasting and purchase.
Chocolate lovers beware – once you’ve had a Robyn Rowe chocolate, you can’t stop at one!
Located near Murrumbateman in the Yass Valley, the elves of Robyn Rowe Chocolates delicately create exquisite chocolates using Belgium’s finest couverture. The business began in 2006 after owner and chocolate maker Robyn Rowe had acquired her chocolate making skills from artisans in Sydney and Melbourne.
Today these moreish chocolates come in many varieties filled with the freshest ingredients including fresh root ginger, peppermint, caramel, hazelnut praline, jasmine green tea, Cherry Port,(from the Hilltops Region), vanilla, Frangellico, Irish Cream and espresso. Local ingredients are also used including local honey and Muscat from the nearby Clonakilla winery. One of the chocolates even uses walnuts grown from Robyn’s own walnut tree...you can’t get any more local than that!
You can get your chocolate fix of Robyn Rowe Chocolates each Saturday at the market.
Pilpel Fine Foods, Pilpel being the Hebrew word representing the whole capsicum family, was founded in December 2004 by Israeli couple Dari and Yehiel Kaplan who came to Australia in 1989 in search of some international experience. Today they produce dips and soups which are gluten free, dairy free, egg free and contain no animal fat, preservatives, artificial colours or flavours, representing an ideal option for vegan and vegetarian people.
Pilpel uses Australian produce as much as possible. Some of their products are found nowhere else in Australia – they have created the first cream fraiche hummous in the world and their Red Curry Soup won a gold medal at the spring 2007 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show. They now supply their products to restaurants, delis, catering services and supermarkets. Dari and Yehiel have four children and work 13 hour days – despite this they still find time to travel to the Capital Region Farmers Market every Saturday to sell their dips, pesto, soups, curries, gourmet seasoning, marinated olives, sauces, antipasto and marinated feta. They have also developed an exclusive range of exotic flavours for Capital Region Farmers Market visitors.
Wallaroo Wines is set in the beautiful ‘Hills of Hall’ sub-region of the Canberra District; a cool-climate premium wine growing region 10km out of the national capital. The vineyard is located in the parish of Wallaroo, and is named after...