Wildwood Vinegars launch limited edition gift box
Fionntán Gogarty of Wildwood Vinegars has produced a truly exquisite seasonally-inspired gift box for the Christmas market. Just 365 individually numbered Wildwood Four Season Collection gift boxes have been made; one for each day of the year. Within it, nestling amongst seeds, spices and lichens are four special edition barrel-aged Balsamics, each the essence of its season:
- Wild Elderflower and Wild Rose Petal for Spring
- Wild Mountain Thyme and Wild Fuchsia Blossom for Summer
- Wild Blackberry for Autumn (aged for 6 years)
- Wild Elderberry with Star Anise for Winter (aged for 6 years)
These four Balsamics are not available for sale in stores.
The gift box itself is beautifully presented, and is in itself a voyage of discovery, featuring inside a sheet entitled ‘The Seasons at Wildwood’ with a thoughtful exploration of each seasonal offering accompanied by a relevant quote. This also explains the Wildwood ethos – recycling Italian glass bottles, sustainable Portuguese cork and offsetting carbon used in foraging and delivery through seven acres of fields reserved for birds and a forest of 30,000 trees. Also included is a pack of wild bee and butterfly seeds encouraging each recipient to continue the cycle in their locality.
Fionntán explained the thinking behind the gift box, saying, "My work both as an artist and food producer is intricately woven into the seasonal changes, the changing colours and the wonder of nature. These, I hope, are infused into the creating and ageing of these Balsamics. They are as much about a taste of place as a taste of the simple wild ingredients that unlock the magic of nature’s essences.”
The Wildwood Vinegars Four Season Collection gift box costs €80 and is available exclusively available through www.husseysfarm.com for delivery nationwide. Fionntán Gogarty can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.