Find out how zesty, fresh and crisp capers are produced in the Riverland.
Producers of organically grown capers and caper products, Kolophon Capers is the brainchild of passionate Riverlander, Barry Potter and partner Helen Jones.
Located just 10 minutes outside of Berri, the caper patch is set amongst the Riverland’s Mallee scrub where it flourishes in the warm and sunny climate growing vigorously in the region’s burnt red soil. Traditionally from Spain and often enjoyed as an appetiser to stimulate the appetite, the caper bush is versatile with all elements of the plant being edible, including the roots, bark, stems, leaves, seeds, and flowers.
Barry and Helen established their caper patch in 2006, and with humble beginnings it has grown from strength to strength as their passion and willingness to experiment has become infectious throughout the food lovers realm. Producing a range which includes regular and baby capers, caper berries, nibbles, powder and leaves, these fresh and crisp, salty morsels are the perfect accompaniment to any meal.
This award winning product has a strong following with some of Australia’s best Chef’s, including Heston Blumenthal, Callum Hann and award winning restaurant, Aria in Sydney, all utilising Kolophon caper products in a variety of ways.
This versatile plant is proof that great things can come in small packages, and I encourage you to seek out Kolophon caper to add to you cooking repertoire. Alternatively, if you would like to see the caper patch for yourself and taste them straight from the bush, Barry and Helen take small tours (by appointment) through their property from October through March while harvesting is underway.