Eucalyptus and Honey Sweets for Coughs or Colds

At Emu Ridge, our Eucalyptus and Honey Sweets are a natural product that is 100% Australian Produced. We send our Eucalyptus Oil and Honey off to the Ditters & Blackeby Sweets factory in Adelaide, and then the sweets are sent back to us so we can package them here at the shop.

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Annie and Elin hard at work packing our most popular item, Eucalyptus Sweets

Our Eucalyptus and Honey Drops are very popular at the moment. You can make your own if you like, the recipe is below using our Eucalyptus oil. If you don’t want to make them, there is also the option of buying them, as well as many of our other natural products, on our Online Store.

Eucalyptus and Honey Toffee Recipe

3 tablespoons pure honey, 1 cup sugar
85gm butter, 3 or 4 drops of Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil

Place the sugar, butter and honey in a saucepan. Stir over a low heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and cook for 10 mins or until a little toffee dropped into cold water forms a hard ball. When ready remove from the stove and add the Eucalyptus Oil. Pour into a greased shallow tray or patty pans and chill. Break into pieces when set.
This recipe is from Bev Turners Recipes and Uses Book by M. Wilson Macgillivray. The recipe book is available online or phone Emu Ridge.

Clove Oil Uses

You’re probably familiar with clove, an aromatic spice that is commonly used in Indian and Chinese culture as seasoning and for medicinal purposes. Cloves, also known as clove buds, gained popularity all over the world, especially in the western hemisphere, during the 7th century because of their health benefits.

Like other spices, cloves can also be used to make an essential oil. While it is not as popular as other plant oils, I believe there are numerous reasons why you should consider having clove bud oil at home. It can be used for killing mould and for the body.

What Is Clove Bud Oil?

Clove bud oil is derived from the clove tree, a member of the Myrtaceae family. This tree is native to Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia. From the evergreen, you can derive three types of clove essential oils: clove bud oil, clove leaf oil and clove stem oil.

Out of the three, clove bud essential oil — also known as Eugenia carophyllata — is the most popular in aromatherapy. Because the oils produced from the leaves and stems have stronger chemical compositions than the buds, they can easily cause skin irritations, which makes them unfit for aromatherapy.

During the time of ancient Greeks and Romans, this plant oil was used to relieve toothaches and to combat bad breath. Its presence was also found in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine with the same purpose.

Today, clove bud oil is known for its benefits to oral health. This essential oil, which has been approved as a dental anesthetic mouthwash and gargle, can help relieve toothaches, as well as help fight mouth and throat infections. It is also added to pharmaceutical and dental products.

Uses of Clove Bud Oil

The oil of clove buds is known for its antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac and stimulant properties. Apart from its positive effects in the field of dental care, it can also be used as a treatment for minor health concerns. Below are some of the most common uses of this plant oil

Things to Know About Using Clove Oil for Mould Removal

During the wet summer months, high humidity and heavy rains can lead to mould in any areas of your home that are affected by moisture. A popular natural cleaning remedy for this is clove oil. But before you get to work mixing up your own clove oil solution, here are six things to know.

FOR THE BODY

Digestive aid — Cloves possess beneficial properties that help relax the smooth muscle lining in your gastrointestinal tract. When used as an oil, it can aid in halting digestive problems, like nausea and vomiting.

Skin care product — When applied topically, clove buds can help address skin problems like warts, acne, sagging skin and wrinkles.

Insect repellent — When used together with citrus essential oils, this plant oil can help ward insects away.

Expectorant — Clove bud oil is also used to help ease respiratory problems, such as cough, colds, sinusitis, asthma and tuberculosis. In fact, chewing on a clove bud is said to help sore throats.

Antiseptic — It is applied topically to assist in addressing fungal infections, wounds and cuts. It is also a common treatment for athlete’s foot.

Perfume ingredient — Bud oil, with its strong and unique scent, is used in carnation, rose and honeysuckle perfumes. It has a strong and unique scent.

Flavoring agent — This is because of the oil’s unique flavor and aroma.

Soap ingredient — Clove bud oil is used in soaps not just for its fragrance, but also because of its relaxing and antiseptic qualities.

Massage oil — It can be used to relieve pain and stress.

Composition of Clove Bud Oil

The predominant chemical constituents found in all three types of clove oils are eugenol, eugenyl acetate and caryophyllene. However, these three types all vary in their eugenol content. For instance, clove leaf oil contains very low levels of eugenol, compared to clove bud oil. Oil derived from the clove stem contains the highest amount of the compound, which makes it unsuitable for external applications.

Benefits of Clove Bud Oil

Clove oil owes much of its health benefits to eugenol, which make up to 90 percent of the oil. This compound provides potent antiseptic and anti-inflammatory benefits and is also responsible for preventing cloves from spoiling.

Thanks to this chemical compound, this plant oil is very effective against dental pain, sore gums, mouth ulcers, cavities and bad breath. It is because of the compound that clove oil, as well as other spice oils that contain eugenol (like cinnamon, basil and nutmeg oils), are added to dental products, insect repellents, perfumes, foods and even pharmaceutical products.

Eugenol also causes clove oil to have stimulating and warming properties, which make it a popular choice among aromatherapy practitioners. Part of its list of benefits is its ability to aid in stimulating your metabolism by helping improve your blood circulation and lowering your body temperature.

It can also contribute to your digestive health and help address problems like hiccups, indigestion, motion sickness and excess gas. Apart from helping support your metabolism, clove bud oil can also help relieve stress and help lessen mental exhaustion. Some use it to tackle neural health problems, such as depression and anxiety. The oil can also work as an aphrodisiac and treatment for insomnia.

How Does Clove Bud Oil Work?

Clove bud oil is meant to be applied topically. When mixed with other oils like , emu, coconut and olive oil, it can function as a massage oil. To help treat respiratory illnesses, clove oil can be used in steam inhalation. It may also be mixed in skin care products to enhance their benefits. Here are some specific ways on how to use this plant oil:

Mix two drops with a carrier oil and massage onto your abdomen to assist in relieving digestive discomfort. You may also add three to five drops in lukewarm bath water to help address bowel issues.

Use two drops of clove bud oil in steam inhalation to aid in relieving mucous and loosen phlegm. You may also add two drops to your decongesting ointment or gel and rub onto your chest, back and throat.

Add two drops of clove oil to your skin care products or 1 milliliter of jojoba oil. This can help hasten the healing of wounds, cuts, bruises and even athlete’s foot.

Massage three drops of clove oil with 2 milliliters of carrier oil to experience the oil’s painkilling action.

Add one drop of diluted clove oil onto a small cotton ball to relieve tooth or gum pain. Press the cotton ball onto the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes. You may also add two drops of clove bud oil to a cup of warm water and use this as a gargle.

Two drops of clove bud plant oil used in a diffuser or vaporizer can ward off insects. Blending two to three drops to your skin care product can also produce an insect repellent.

I advise you to practice extra caution if you decide to try clove bud oil internally, as too much can cause certain side effects (see section on side effects below). I recommend using clove bud oil, or any essential oil for that matter, under the supervision of an experienced aromatherapy practitioner.

Is Clove Bud Oil Safe?

Using this oil undiluted can lead to serious skin problems. To prevent this from happening, I suggest you dilute clove bud oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, coconut oil or olive oil. If you’d like to apply it topically, check first for allergic reactions. Perform a skin test or apply a drop on your skin and observe for any side effects.

Clove bud oil, as well as the other forms, is considered a dangerous sensitizer in some individuals. High concentrations of eugenol may irritate your mucous membrane and may cause dermatitis and other skin problems. It should never be used on damaged skin. In some cases, the oil may lead to photosensitivity. For instance, exposure to sunlight after the application of unadulterated clove bud oil can lead to severe burns or the spread of viral sores.

People using anticoagulants and aspirin should avoid clove oils as they can slow down platelet activity. The oil can also cause blood glucose to plummet, so diabetics should be extra careful when using it. Individuals with liver or kidney disease should also refrain from using this oil because it can cause damage to both organs.

Pregnant and nursing women should use caution when using clove bud oil. Children should be kept away from this oil because of potential intestinal discomfort. It is best to steer clear of any clove product if you are allergic.

Side Effects of Clove Bud Oil

Despite its many health benefits, I advise everyone, especially beginners, to use clove oil in moderation. Eugenol, while it offers many beneficial properties, may induce allergic effects. It should be taken gradually in small amounts. For instance, taking the oil orally in its undiluted form can result in nausea, vomiting, sore throat, seizure and even blood problems. It may lead to shortness of breath, even rashes and itching.

Repeated use of clove bud oil to address acne problems can cause skin damage, which may leave permanent marks. If you’re thinking of using clove bud oil to address a dental problem or any health concern, I recommend that you seek the advice of a holistic healthcare practitioner or an experienced aromatherapist first.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Ingredients: Eugenia Caryophyllus Bud Oil

Botanical name: Eugenia caryophyllata thunb

Common name: Clove bud

Plant part: Buds

Extraction method: Steam distilled

Common uses: Clove essential oil has been known to be a great antiseptic and has traditionally been used to relieve symptoms of cold and flus.

Note: Top

Strength of aroma: Medium to Strong

Aromatic scent: Spicy and rich like actual cloves.

Caution: Possible dermal sensitiser and irritant. Avoid during pregnancy.

Difference between Clove Bud, Leaf and Stem Oil:

Cloves anti-septic and pain relieving properties are attributed to its eugenol, eugenyl acetate, b caryophyllene and a humulene content.  These components are found in all cuts of Clove oil but are most balanced in the Bud. 

Source – Dr. Mercola

Biome.com.au

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KANGAROO ISLAND PRODUCE SALE ENDS 31ST AUGUST

15% OFF EVERYTHING AT EMU RIDGE

We are so pleased with the support we receive from our online shop. To thank you we would like to offer 15% Discount on any of our online products, including the special! So stock up on this great offer it ends on the 31st of August. Just pop emu15 in the coupon code at checkout to receive your discount! https://www.emuridge.com.au/shop/

**SPECIAL** 

We would love to offer you a fantastic price on the KANGAROO ISLAND Eucalyptus Hand & Nail Cream, until stocks are sold. Get in quick, we dont have many left at this price! If you love this product, it’s a great time to stock up for yourself or friends? If you haven’t tried it now is the time!

 

Buy Australian And Support Local Producers

At Emu Ridge we are a proud, family owned business that produces and sells 100% pure Australian Eucalyptus Oil, as well as many other associated products.

Australian manufacturers, farmers, fishermen and processors make some of the best products in the world. By purchasing our goods, you’re not only supporting local jobs and our economy, but also getting great products you can trust.

The best way to identify genuine Australian goods is looking at the label. If the label says “Product of Australia” this guarantees that what you are purchasing is something that is truly Australian. Slogans such as “Made in Australia” and many others can quite often be very misleading. Buying locally produced products means you can have the confidence of knowing  that the products have had to meet high Australian standards, so they are of a superior quality and it is also nice to know that we are always only a phone call away if you have any questions.

We are proud to say that all of the eucalyptus oil we supply is 100% pure and 100% produced in Australia. It is produced in an environmentally sustainable manner, in a pristine environment. Did you know that 90% of the worlds eucalyptus oil these days is produced by countries like China and Brazil? They use an Australian species called The Tasmanian Blue Gum or ‘Eucalyptus globulus’and Radiata’. Unfortunately, if you buy your Eucalyptus oil from a pharmacy  or supermarket, it is more than likely not 100% pure and certainly not Australian produced. We don’t use any sprays or chemicals on our trees as they are native to our area, they are called the Kangaroo island Narrow Leaf Mallee or Eucalyptus cneorifolia. We can re-harvest our trees every one to two years, due to the fact that Eucalyptus Mallee trees always coppice new shoots, so  they are always generating new growth which is great for the environment.

So look on the side of the label for Product of Australia, and with Australia’s strict labelling regulations we must also have how many mLs per litre are in 1 litre of Eucalyptus oil, so our label also says 1000mL/l  (per litre) that way you know that it is 100%  pure. If its not on the label who knows what it is, or where it comes from! Some deceptive brands even go as far as to write Produced by Australian Eucalyptus Trees!!! Yes but where!!

We hope this has helped you understand Australia’s labelling laws and we look forward to you supporting our business.

Click on these links if you would like to know more about Emu Ridge and our Eucalyptus oil Distillery History or our range of pure natural Australian produced products.

Keep Your Farmers Close

Sensory Play with Eucalyptus Rice

Sensory Rice is a great learning tool and its fun to make and play with! Add some coloring to the rice to make it interesting and attractive. If you like you can then add some Emu Ridge eucalyptus oil, it will help keep their sinuses clear.  Learning, fun & healthy natural remedy all in a one-stop-shop!

1. Just add a small amount of water with the rice add some food coloring

2. mix it in and put it in trays to dry, if the weather isnt warm  you can dry it in a low heat in the oven.

3. Once dry add a few drops of oil and put it in a jar ready for play

 

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4. Don’t forget to buy 100% Australian Eucalyptus Oil from Emu Ridge Online Store!

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SENSORY PLAY WITH RICE  HAS MANY LEARNING BENEFITS:

  • Sensory play encourages children to manipulate and mould materials, building up their fine motor skills and coordination.
  • Sensory play uses all 5 senses, but the sense of touch is often the most frequent. Toddlers and children process  information through their senses. They learn through exploring these.
  • Sensory play is unstructured, not  product-oriented; it is the purest sense of exploratory learning.
  • Self-esteem: sensory play offers kids the opportunity for self-expression because there is no right answer and children feel safe to change or experiment with what they are doing.
  • Language development- experimenting with language and trying new words.

 

Sustainable Emu Farming – Working together supporting SA

We are proud to be associated with Wayne from Southern Emu and Andrew Fielke from Tuckeroo.  We have had a long association with Andrew and his Australian Native Produce. Andrew has developed a great new range of Emu Meat products that will soon be available at Emu Ridge on Kangaroo Island. Wayne has been farming emus for over 20 years and we are proud to support this South Aussie battler, promoting, bottling and selling his Emu Oil. It truly is an amazing 100% pure natural Australian Product, which is what Emu Ridge is all about!

Emu Ridge believes in farming our natural resources in a sustainable way, promoting and selling PURE NATURAL AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTS.

OUTBACK SCENE: Wayne Piltz, Southern Emu, Moorook, with some of the emus on-farm.

 OUTBACK SCENE: Wayne Piltz, Southern Emu, Moorook, with some of the emus on-farm.

Australian emu meat is making its way to more plates, after a partnership between a producer and a chef translated to more retail opportunities.

Southern Emu director Wayne Piltz, Moorok, who farms emus with son Darryn, has been in the emu industry for more than two decades and said it has been through some tumultuous times.

“I was involved in the initial build-up in the early to mid 1990s,” he said. “At that stage there were more than 100 farms. I found out last year that I’m the only licensed emu farm left in SA.”

In the past year, Wayne has teamed up with chef and native food enthusiast Andrew Fielke to supply emu meat for his Tuckeroo food brand.

While Wayne is celebrating the news of the meat partnership, he said the primary income in emus remains from oil.

“A kilogram of emu fat is worth three or four times a kilogram of meat,” he said.

The birds are killed at an abattoir at Wycheproof, Vic, which is about about an 800-kilometre round-trip, but is the closest facility available.

Wayne sells half the fat to the abattoir with the other half rendered into emu oil, with most of the Southern Emu oil sold to the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery on Kangaroo Island.

At one stage, the farm ran up to 2000 birds, but this year Wayne said they killed about 330, with all meat going to Tuckeroo.

They have 600 birds on the property, with about 28 hectares fenced into emu pens.

“This year we might hatch 600 chicks if we know we have the markets for them,” he said.

He has selected breeders, which can each produce up to eight eggs at a time.

Emus build up fat supplies in spring and summer ahead of their breeding season from March to June.

They are fed grain, hay, protein additives, vitamin additives and even used cooking oil to help build fat levels.

Wayne said the optimum slaughter time was before the breeding season, at about 18 to 20 months old. He aims to produce about 8.5kg to 9kg of fat per bird, with fat worth between $25/kg to $35/kg.

He said meat returns essentially covered the cost of slaughter.

TASTE TEST: Tuckeroo's Andrew Fielke and Southern Emu's Wayne Piltz with emu pate at the Murray River and Lands on your table stall in the Adelaide Central Markets.

 TASTE TEST: Tuckeroo’s Andrew Fielke and Southern Emu’s Wayne Piltz with emu pate at the Murray River and Lands on your table stall in the Adelaide Central Markets.

Innovative restaurants create growing demand for native produce

Consulting chef and owner of food supplier Tuckeroo Gourmet Retail Andrew Fielke says the next big trend in local cuisine is native foods.

“I’ve been a native food distributor since 2001, and in the past two years we’ve had phenomenal growth and interest in the sector,” he said.

Mr Fielke has teamed up with Riverland operation Southern Emu to produce a range of emu meat products.

He has worked with emu on and off through the years but liked the idea of sourcing a supply from an SA business.

“As a Riverland boy, I’m passionate about supporting local producers,” he said.

The range of emu products includes pate, pies, kabana and sausages, while his next project is a smoked emu in a proscuitto-style.

He wants to retail these in gourmet shops, while some will also be available in selected Riverland outlets, such as Flavours of the Riverland, as well as at the Riverland Markets.

Mr Fielke said the move towards native foods was started by leading international restaurateur Rene Redzepi at noma in Copenhagen, who set the trend for using food sourced from the local regions.

This has been taken up by high-end Australian restaurants, using native Australian produce.

“This trend then filters down to gourmet shops, hotels and restaurants throughout Australia,” he said.

Mr Fielke also supplies the emu kabana and pate to camping tour companies out of Alice Springs, NT, and Darwin.

“It allows international tourists to enjoy outback Australia with a native food inspired meal,” he said.

 

Source – This Story was in the Stock Journal written by  Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson

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Since 1991 we have believed that farming our natural resources in a sustainable way is our greatest asset. Eucalyptus is but one of the things that grows naturally on our property. The government is making it very hard for us to farm this way on Kangaroo Island! Our Wallabies and Kangaroo’s are culled (shot ) and left to rot in the ground. They revoked our Emu Farming licence and we are now only permitted to sell emu eggs for both edible and hollow eggs sales, not for meat and leather. We will continue to fight these regulations. Farming our natural resources is far better for the environment. We used to be sheep farmers way back in another life!
I hope you enjoyed this story ~Bev~

DIY Eucalyptus Shower Discs

Shower discs are a great way to clear your sinuses as well as keeping  your bathroom smelling fresh. These all-natural eucalyptus vapour discs are simple and easy to make, they are also non-toxic, so they are safe to use around children and pets.

Each year we love having children from different schools that enjoy doing work experience at Emu Ridge on Kangaroo Island.  One School that has supported us for many years is the Mount Barker Waldorf School in Adelaide.

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These lovely girls enjoyed their work experience with us and had fun making the vapour discs, this was one of their projects. We always enjoy having the students, they are always a great help to us. Our business  is filled with diversity so they get to be involved in many different aspects of our business.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil
  • 3 Drops Emu Ridge Lemon Myrtle Oil
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Bowl to mix it in
  • Silicone Molds or Lined Muffin Trays

 Directions:

1. Mix the water and baking soda together to form a thick paste.

2. Add the eucalyptus oil and lemon myrtle oil to the mixture.

3. Spoon the mixture into the molds.

Hint – Silicone muffin liners really are great, they pop right out with ease, make sure you line normal muffin tins with a liner, foil works best the paper ones can get stuck to the discs.

4. Let the discs set for 24 hours until the are dry and hard.

(if you cant wait that long you can also dry them in an oven, pre-heat it to 120c and pop them in for just over an hour. If you do this add the oils after the discs have cooled as the heat will evaporate the oils, they will still soak into the disc.)

The girls had fun packing them up, and we sold them in our shop. You could do this to and give them away as a gift or simply just put them in a jar or a ziplock back to use for your own personal use.

How to Use

Put a disc in the bottom of your shower when you get in. It will slowly dissolve releasing the eucalyptus oil into the shower and the steam from the shower will all rise together, helping to clear sinuses for when you have a cold or flu.

Hint – You are not only going to clear the sinuses, baking soda and eucalyptus oil will also clean and disinfect the bottom of the shower. Two jobs in one!  To buy our Eucalyptus Oil and Lemon Myrtle Oil, as well as many of our other great products, visit our Online Store

These are also great to pop into the toilet to clean and freshen!

Kangaroo Island hosts Small Islands of the World Conference No 15

Kangaroo island hosted the 15th Small Islands of the World Conference and we were honoured to  hold one of the functions  at Emu Ridge.

The Conference was opened by His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le, Governor of SA. The conference was on July 2-7

Left to right – Larry Turner, Mayor Peter Clements and his wife Betty and His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le , Bev Turner

This multi-disciplinary Conference explored how small island communities are seeking to contribute to global survival, by: empowering communities for peace and productivity; preparing people for the world of to-morrow; nurturing the human spirit; protecting nature and feeding the world; and developing solutions for self-sufficiency.

We supplied our rustic venue in the bush complete with a bonfire in our old eucalyptus still pot. We delighted our guests with our Potato and Vegetable Soup Bread Bowls, followed by our Homemade Rosemary Damper, and Chef Tony Nolan cooked up a traditional  delicious Aussie Roast for Mains and Apple Crumble and Honey Iceream for Dessert.

The Kangaroo Island Wool Company also gave the guests a special treat with a fashion parade.

If you would like to see the pics from the night click on this link.

The Kangaroo Island Wool Company also gave the guest a special treat with a fashion parade.

 

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The Conference  offered participants the opportunity to be connected with and immersed in an island community and environment.  The aim was for our Conference to leave a lasting legacy for our community from the wealth of expertise attending, but conversely to also share our Island story, heritage and learnings with those attending from afar. The theme of the conference is Small island communities: models for global survival.

We were thrilled with the variety of presentations at the conference.

Please CLICK HERE to download a 32 page PDF of the full list of abstracts for the papers that were presented during the conference.

Source  https://kangarooisland2017.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT SHOWCASES KANGAROO ISLAND PRODUCE

KANGAROO ISLAND PRODUCE COMES TO THE CITY!

We are excited to be a part of this event. Did you know our 100% pure eucalyptus oil is also edible. We use it to flavour our  popular Eucalyptus and Honey Sweets and on the 19th of July you can enjoy a sublime six-course Degustation Dinner crafted by InterContinental Adelaide’s Executive Chef Tony Hart. Tantalise your tastebuds with the Taste of Kangaroo Island Degustation at the Riverside Restaurant in Adelaide.

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus oil is part of the first course on the menu :-

Kangaroo Island Olives smoked olives
Fig and fennel bread with The Figgery fig syrup
Sour dough and Emu Ridge distilled eucalyptus butter
paired with Hazyblur Blanc de Noirs  – Sounds devine!!

(Our Emu Ridge natural products are only available in our retail shop or online)

UPDATE – The event was a great success we have this pic sent into us of our Eucalyptus Butter 🙂

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Butter

 

The delicious MENU can be VIEWED here

Executive Chef Tony Hart is pleased to be presenting Kangaroo Island produce in a indulgent gourmet menu at Riverside Restaurant and enjoy a carefully crafted degustation combining the freshest seasonal flavours and local Kangaroo Island food and beverages.

Enjoy sparkling wine and canapes on arrival followed by 6 courses perfectly matched with 6 Kangaroo Island beverages before you end the night with KIS O Gin from award winning Kangaroo Island distillery Kangaroo Island Spirits.

Kangaroo Island produces food as it was intended. With purity, quality, and sustainability the key. Kangaroo Island is a pristine wilderness – a place of beauty and a place of escape. Plan your visit to Kangaroo Island today. Visit the Kangaroo Island Food and Wine Association to discover what experiences await.

Call +61 8 8238 2400 now to enquire, or make a reservation with our dedicated staff today.

Learn more: https://goo.gl/D2QhaB
Dinner: https://goo.gl/xB1Mxn
Book now: https://goo.gl/sanf1p

Riverside Restaurant
Wednesday 19th July
6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
$159 per person

Kangaroo Island Food Wine & Tourism Award Winner Emu Ridge

Emu Ridge is proud to have won the BEST FARM GATE EXPERIENCE 2017 at the Kangaroo Island Food, Wine & Tourism Awards on the 16th of June, for the second year running. Thanks to all our amazing staff for the wonderful job they do, our business wouldn’t be what it is without them. Congratulations to all the other winners, and finalists, we hear it was a fabulous night. Well done to all involved & thanks SeaLink Kangaroo Island the sponsors of this category. We thank Melissa & Ella for representing us, we were away on holidays!

See more about the awards here.

Photo courtesy of Black Stump media – Donna Gauci General Manager at Sealink, Emu Ridge staff Mel Holman, Ella Johnson

The annual Food, Wine and Tourism Awards were held at Dudley Cellar Door.

Guests enjoyed an exquisite menu prepared by Chef Marion Trethewey of St Austell Farm, featuring authentic local produce, accompanied by a wide range of local beer, wine, and spirits.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries and the Minister for Tourism, The Hon. Leon Bignell MP was the keynote speaker on the night.

“Kangaroo Island offers some of Australia’s best culinary tourism experiences, and these awards recognise and celebrate everyone who works in the food, beverage and tourism sectors on Kangaroo Island,” Minister Bignell said.

See this link for Emu Ridge images and this one to the nights action and this link takes you to the other proud winners images.

This is the link to the official Winners book 2017 Kangaroo Island Food Wine and Tourism Award Winners

Judges Review

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus is the real deal, a “very rustic regional Australian venue” according to the category judges. Emu Ridge is the only commercial eucalyptus distillery in South Australia, a pioneer in sustainable tourism, and it became the first-ever farm gate on the island 26 years ago. The judges said that this distinctly Kangaroo Island business provides a most comprehensive range of interesting products; that their DVD presentation works very well for visitors; and the availability of the DVD and printed items in many other languages was excellent. Staff and owners provided an excellent welcome and “a very good explanation of all products and services”. The business is working towards environmental sustainability, land management and re-vegetation, while producing 100 per cent pure eucalyptus oil from the Narrow Leaf Mallee (Eucalyptus Cneorifolia), which is only found on the island. There are “very good processes in place to conserve water and energy, also good full use of all by-product”. On-line subscribers are treated to regular newsletters and offers, so the farm gate experience continues long after visitors have returned to their homes.

Category Finalists
• Clifford’s Honey Farm
• The Oyster Farm Shop
• Island Beehive

We thank Sealink who were the Farmgate Experience Category Sponsor .

Sealinks Message – On Kangaroo Island, there’s a farm gate surprise around nearly every corner. That’s why we continue to love bringing visitors to the island, and helping them to see, taste, feel and experience the wonder and amazement of this incredible island.
Over the past 28 years of operation, SeaLink has enjoyed seeing growth in the farm gate industry on Kangaroo Island and we are proud to have played a major role in bringing visitors to the doorsteps of these businesses. SeaLink looks forward to seeing continued growth and prosperity in the farm gate industry and we are proud sponsors of this award.

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If your on Kangaroo Island don’t forget to visit us at Emu Ridge, and no matter where you are you can always buy our great pure natural Australian products online.

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Here are the 2017 Winners: 

Kangaroo Island Dining: Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge.

Farm Gate Experience: Emu Ridge Eucalyptus.

Cellar Door Experience: Dudley Wines Cellar Door.

Unique Food and Beverage Experience: Hannaford & Sachs.

Business Development: Dudley Wines Cellar Door, KI Distillery.

Nature-based Tourism Experience: KI Ocean Safari.

Best Value-added Product: KI Shellfish – American River Snaptop Oysters.

KI Outstanding Contribution by an Individual; Pierre Gregor and William August Boettcher (Augie).

KI Wine of the Year: KI Trading Co – 2015 Shiraz.

Congratulations to all.

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