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Our Lavender in Wānaka's Food and Drinks

rifters gin distilling at Wānaka lavender farm

Lavender is a great herb to use in meals, desserts and even drinks as it easily compliments so many other ingredients. That's why at the farm, we are always experimenting with it and seeing what new treats we can incorporate it in. But did you know that our farm-grown lavender is part of Wānaka's food and drink scene, and can be found in some delicious treats around town?

Here are some collaborations we are proud to have had going with some local businesses in the past and currently.

Currently available

Lavender Crème Brulée at Hāwea Hotel

Lavender infused crème brulée with a crisp caramel topping

This sweet treat is a must-try! A delectable creamy custard dessert that's sweet and tangy with a hint of lavender flavour. Although often changing their menu to suit the seasons, the Hāwea Hotel continuously use our lavender oil to inspire one of their dessert options.

Where to find: Hāwea Hotel,1 Capell Avenue, Lake Hāwea

lavender creme brulee dessert being prepared at hawea hotel

Lavender Chocolate Bar by Wānaka Chocolate Company

Lavender-infused milk chocolate

This mouth-watering, silky milk chocolate bar is always a hit at the farm! It makes a perfect treat to indulge in if you're curious about the delicate taste of lavender.

Where to find: i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 103 Ardmore Street, Wānaka, at Wānaka Lavender Farm, 36 Morris Road, Wānaka and online -

lavender in food: milk chocolate bar by Wānaka lavender farm and the chocolate company

PURE New Zealand Ice Cream

Lavender & manuka honey ice cream

Lavender & chocolate ice cream

Lavender & boysenberry sorbet

The most popular of all our lavender treats that we serve ourselves, these lavender-infused ice creams are the highlight of our tearoom through all four seasons. The lavender is easy to identify in all flavours yet it's not too strong that it's overpowering.

Where to find: Wānaka Lavender Farm, 36 Morris Road, Wānaka

ice creams in cups, honey and lavender flavour by pure new zealand

Previously sold

Blossomed Gin by Rifters

Gin distilled with lavender, lemon verbena, chamomile, elderflower and gorse flowers

A gin that remind us of summer days, clean and floral in flavour. A lot of love has gone into making this high quality gin at Rifters. We love it and would recommend trying such a unique and refreshing beverage.

limited edition lavender/floral gin by rifters, beautiful blue bottle with clear liquid among purple and white flowers

Cocktail at Alchemy

Sour gin, lavender-infused honey, blackberry and lemon

This cocktail is perfect for unwinding at a beautifully designed lounge-type restaurant and bar. It's a light gin beverage with subtle floral tones, topped with a delicious egg-white froth. As you can see, some of our staff loved it!

lavender in a cocktail at a local cafe/bar

It's possible you'll spot our lavender in other places in and around Wānaka in the future. The local cafés, restaurants, bars and bakers are always coming up with harmonious flavour combinations and our lovely lavender can often be found popping up in their luxurious treats.


*Please note: these lavender goodies are subject to availability, and may become unavailable due to low stock or menu change.


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