Preserve me a slice
Sileni Estates is a Hawkes Bay vineyard who specialise in sustainable wine growing. This involves the introduction of beneficial insects, the recycling of waste, the reduction of energy consumption in heating and cooling wine, and the increasing of biodiversity via the presence of native plants.
BUT, this environment-savvy business also produce a small range of condiments, including Apricot and Citrus Chutney, Beetroot and Orange Relish, and Truffles in Chardonnay and Merlot. The relish and chutney are hand-made on site by Sue Wilson of The Wooden Spoon (also in Hawkes Bay) for Sileni. The chutney is made with the finest local produce and the Sileni Cellar Selection Merlot, while the relish uses the Late Harvest Semillon.Chutney’s are hugely versatile and a great addition to sandwiches, cheeseboards, and in cooking.
Graeme Avery, a pharmaceutical scientist, concepted Sileni in 1997 with financial director Chris and winemaker Grant. They’re dedicated to producing world-class product as sustainably as possible.
The vineyard cellar store also boasts a delectable selection of local artisan products and international cheeses. Well worth a stop if you're passing through.