Wynyard Estate Saffron (est 2012) growing Premium Grade 1 Saffron in the heart of the Teviot Valley.
What is Saffron?
Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of the Crocus Sativa, more commonly referred to as the saffron crocus. The beautifully purple coloured flowers produce the saffron threads which are then dried and used as a seasoning in food. Saffron is scientifically validated to support and maintain eye health.
Graham Strong and Wendy King established their business in the year 2012.
They achieved a Grade 1 Premium rating in 2015. This means that Wynyard Estate Saffron is:
- Superior in colour
- 100% guaranteed Premium Grade 1 as set by ISO standards for Saffron quality
- Not blended with any other Saffron
Wynyard Estate Saffron is available locally and can be purchased directly from the estate. The saffron is also distributed to a large client base in both the national and international markets.
Wynyard Estate also produces a natural eye health supplement; Hawk Eye, this product is exported to a worldwide market, a product that contains only our Premium Grade 1 saffron.
Wynyard Estate Saffron and Garden Tours
What better way to learn about this exotic spice Saffron! Visit the estate to learn how this exotic spice is grown, harvested, and produced.
The year 2017 saw the introduction of free tours on the estate. This was established to promote and educate on growing and producing Saffron.
These free tours are a fantastic way to see Saffron growing in the paddock and learning about the amazing health benefits of this product, and how it can be used to add an exciting element to cooking.
How much does the Wynyard Estate Garden Tour cost?
All tours are free of charge but must be booked in advance.
Contact by phone: 0273478691 or email
Wynyard Estate Saffron Studio
A studio was opened for those wanting to stop in and purchase ready-made saffron infused products, as well as pure saffron. The studio is open on set days and can be opened by appointment.
Purchasing is made easy with the provision of an on-site eft-pos facility.
Saffron or Hawk Eye products can also be purchased directly from our website
Saffron Corms in Garden & Commercial Packs
Interested in growing your own supply of Saffron? Corm garden packs are available in packs of 15, 20,25, 30, and 50 corms. Orders are taken and supplied towards the end of the year.
How do I become a Premium Grade 1 Saffron grower?
Wendy and Graham are happy to share their knowledge and experience of Saffron growing. They organise and run free workshops at particular times of the year. Become part of the NZ Saffron Guild, and join a free network of support and knowledge. Establish your own commercial saffron business. Contact for further details.