It's the festive season, and the lure of gourmet goodies and festive wares are just too great to resist! The time it takes to hit all those specialty suppliers required to collect 'em, though... let's just say that we've done the legwork so you don't have to! Whether you're looking to gift a selection, or snag it for yourself, our Christmas Essentials are useful, delicious and delightful - in the kitchen, in your home, and throughout the summertime that follows!
Wines of Merritt Syrah
Max Allen of Gourmet Traveller says Wines of Merritt is producing “some of the best new wine from the region in recent years” - and when you make wine in Margaret River, that's some statement of praise! This Syrah has an enticing smoky nose, with a jumble of mixed red fruit - think wild strawberry and raspberries. It has a beautiful richness, with lines of those green peppercorn Margies Shiraz characteristics.
For the wine nerds: the fruit was sourced from Wilyabrup vines on deep sandy loam over gravel - the fruit was hand-picked, with a third left as whole bunches in open fermenters and foot trod daily. The remainder were de-stemmed onto a layer of more whole bunches in a larger vessel for wild ferment and pumped over daily. Aged beautifully in a small tank (30%) and old French hogsheads (70%), and bottled unfined & unfiltered.
Vine Collective Olive Oil x 250ml
Vine Collective are gypsy makers, following minimal and low intervention, who source quality fruit and local produce to create a line up of delicious pantry goods. This is a dry grown single site Kalamata extra virgin olive oil from Cowaramup, naturally settled and bottled without filtration.
Ciao Pasta Trottoloni x 300g
Made from 100% Australian durum wheat semolina - now regarded by Italian millers/producers as some of the best in the world - and purified water, the curly trottoloni style is beautifully textured so as to hold sauces with superiority! This ain't your usual store bought pasta - it's so good your dinner guests will never know it wasn't made by hand in your own kitchen. We fully encourage saying it was!
Sue Lewis 33% White with Lemon Myrtle x 50g
A chef by trade, Sue Lewis learnt the art of chocolate making in London under the direction of master chocolatier Paul A Young, and now runs her own beautiful shop in Perth's State Buildings. Her chocolates are made using the world’s finest ethically sourced couvertures blended with local, seasonal, often organic produce. They contain no preservatives and are lower in sugar!
Yabberup Studios Linen Tea Towel in Festive Green
South West artist Janelle Barnes has created a special festive green version just for Christmas at Postale! Invite the timeless appeal of linen to your kitchen with these lovely locally designed tea towels - the linen is impressively absorbent and keeps getting better with age, so the more you wash it the better it gets!
Vinofood Tomato and Riesling Relish x 210g
This rich and flavoursome tomato relish is a must have pantry item! Both versatile and tasty, it adds fantastic pasta sauces, pizza pasta, breakfast eggs, sandwiches or even as an alternative to tomato sauce!
Knutsford Gourmet Gingerbread
With a sweet malty flavour, these unique gingerbread biscuits have a short texture with a delightfully bitey ginger and mixed spice flavour! Designed to perfectly accompany a variety of cheeses with the short texture and subtle sweetness, they'll stand out on any cheeseboard at Christmas, pairing beautifully with an aged gouda, strong blue or a sharp cheddar. Contains gluten and dairy.
Cloudy Confections Salted Bourbon Caramel Marshmallows
Perth based marshmallow artisan Carmen has created the perfect fluffy mallow in more flavours than we can count - this delightful confection is vanilla bean marshmallow with a swirl of handmade salted Bourbon caramel, and it's just as delicious as it sounds!
We Are Feel Good Inc Kakadu Plum Sunscreen x 200ml
Feel Good's signature sunscreen formula - with added Kakadu Plum! Broad spectrum, non-greasy and up to 4 hours water resistant to give you maximum coverage, this iconic Aussie sunscreen has added Vitamin E and Aloe Vera. Smother on Kakadu Plum SPF 50+ and give your skin the protection it deserves! Does not contain PABAs, parabens, oxybenzone or octinoxate - Australian owned and made.