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We are in the beautiful Palawa land, Tasmania, in southern Australia!
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this pristine land and pay our respects to past, present and emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal communities.
It is through their connection and knowledge of the Country than we can explore the fantastic native ingredients used for food and medicine.

We love bush food and we love the Tasmanian wilderness

From remote and wild forests of Tasmania, native bush food are causing a stir in the culinary world.  Spices such as Tasmanian Pepper and Kunzea ambigua, long known to indigenous Tasmanians, are beginning to appear in leading restaurants all around the world.

Bush foods valued by chefs for their unique flavors and aromas.  They are also increasingly recognized for their superior nutritional qualities and versatility of use.  It is perhaps surprising that they are not a staple in every Australian kitchen!

At Wild Pepper Isle we want to raise awareness of these fantastic “new” flavors and bring a little piece of the Tasmanian wilderness into the best restaurants and bars of Australia as well as household kitchens.

From harvest to kitchen

We are involved in every step of the process from harvest and processing through to the delivery of our high quality products to restaurants and retailers.  This way we can ensure that our products are of the very highest calibre.

We’ve spent hundreds of hours in the kitchen developing products that demonstrate the potential of our native spices. 
Check out our award winning products

We focus on sustainable sources of native ingredients, through promoting conservation of natural wild harvest areas, to planting out a sustainable orchard. Find out more about our sourcing and harvest methods for both Tasmanian pepperberry and kunzea ambigua.

As if that wasn’t enough work we’re also in the business of establishing our own pepperberry orchard!  We want to be involved in the transition from wild harvest to orchard-based production as the industry grows. It is our belief that responsible participation in “wild harvest” requires involvement in this transition.

We love local and we love foraging

In 2016 we initiated an urban harvest collection project to obtain literally tonnes of fruit that we require for our products.  Check out our Urban Harvest project.  Do you have surplus fruit in your backyard? Don’t let it go to waste – sell it to us!

urban harvest of quinces
Corinne – full flight harvesting quinces