You may or may not have taken part in the humble tradition of the hamper — whether you made them as gifts or won one as a gift, there is something undoubtedly wonderful about receiving a basketful of delicious goodies.
It’s no different with Williams & Taylor Artisinal Hampers — except these hampers really take things to the next level.
The business was launched three years ago by Neil Williams and Mark Taylor, two Aussies who wanted to create hampers with a ‘London’ look, but a ‘South Australian’ spirit.
Their hampers are a step away from generic brands you might usually see in gift hampers, instead offering luxury products, so that you’ll feel like you’re indulging.
Everything that features in their hampers are from small-batch producers in the local area. Willams & Talor use family-owned orchards for their olives, individual jam and chutney makers, small vineyards and sole chocolatiers, rather than the standard ‘conveyor belt’ brands.
Not only are these hampers a way of trying local foods that you may not have previously known about, but they direct support our local makers. One of the Williams & Taylor goals is to use produce that makes people pick up the jar they just polished off to see who made it.
Producers who work with Williams & Taylor have picked up direct business from people receiving their produce in the hampers — which speaks to the quality of food and wine in our state.
The Williams & Taylor business may still be relatively small and local, but they have still be received by a number of visiting celebrities and have been shipped across the globe, spreading the good news of South Australia.
Just in time for Christmas, they have also released a gorgeous hamper, ‘5 In Fusion’. This hamper features award-winning Block 5 Shiraz from The Lane Vineyard, perfectly paired with Chocolate at No. 5, Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills sensational Block 5 shiraz-infused truffles.
The Christmas hamper also includes Marika Biro Cake Design‘s delicious Christmas cake, also infused with The Lane Block 3 hardonnay, Fiaje cherry jam, Hardings Fine Foods balsamic port reduction and Les Deux Coqs Caramel au Beurre Sale.
Williams & Taylor can also create bespoke boxes to suit your specific tastes and can personalise each hamper with branding for corporate customers.
Each hamper also comes with a lovely little farm gate chart that shows you where the goods in your hamper have come from!