St. Dalfour’s story starts back in the French countryside during the First World War, where so many were faced with extreme limitations in basic foods. To make do, friends relied on each other’s generosity. Such a friend was a neighbouring Winegrower who gave our founder’s grandmother grape “must”, a sweet by-product of wine making, to use as a substitute for the white sugar that was in limited supply.
Grandmother worked with the vineyard grape juice and refined these “sugar-less” recipes. The result was a healthier, more delicious fruit spread that became the family favourite. Years later, with the encouragement of some enterprising friends, these family favourites were brought to market. Our French made fruit spreads are now served in over 100 countries.
Today we apply this same love and commitment to all our spreads. Our Maître Confiturier (Master Chef) slowly cooks our meticulously selected fruit together with vineyard ripened grapes and fruit juices in traditional kettles. This French method of small batch production is time-consuming and a little more costly but it results in the finest fruit spreads in the world.
We hope you enjoy. Bon appétit!