Make everyday meals exceptional
Barker’s versatile meal sauces help you make everyday meals exceptional! With gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan-friendly options, there’s a sauce to suit everyone and, with our fresh produce and quality meats to accompany them they will become a firm favourite in the household.
With the same deliciousness as cooked-from-scratch meals, Barker’s sauces offer real meals with a twist. Made in the South Island with New Zealand vegetables and ingredients that add flavour and flair like sake, NZ honey and NZ red wine, there are no added preservatives or artificial additives in these ready-to-use, time-saving sauces.
About Barker's of Geraldine
Founded by the entrepreneurial spirit of Anthony and Gillian Barker in 1969, the Barker’s of Geraldine business started from humble beginnings based on instinct, ingenuity and hard work.
The story began when Anthony had a need to diversify away from farming and embarked on a bold new adventure to make elderberry wine. The berries were gathered in local farms and riverbeds by an enthusiastic bunch of locals who were paid 10c per pound. The venture then broadened into the making of other fruit wines, with the benefit of learning how to source and process many different fruits planting the seed to keep exploring the preserving of fruits.
Anthony’s ingenuity and practical skill set led to the building of his first winery but it was Anthony’s wife, Gillian, who was at the helm of the first Barker’s shop. She guided the business to value the natural ways of rural hospitality, which still remains at the core of the business today.
Barker’s of Geraldine is still on a corner of the original family farm, 8km from the South Canterbury town of Geraldine. The farm sits in the lea of the Four Peaks mountain range, beside the Te Moana River and surrounded by rolling pastures. The farm is now a thriving business, making world-class jams, chutneys, syrups, and condiments. Barker’s supports the local community by employing around 200 local people, and always buys local produce whenever possible.