2020 Staff Christmas gift – Behind the scenes

Shirley, Jan and Shelly have done it again – sourcing and coordinating a fantastic selection of good from around SA (and beyond) to bring some Christmas cheer to Calvary SA staff and volunteers.


We prefer to source products from SA, often from small family businesses. Despite post bushfire / COVID difficulties for companies, they have been extremely helpful and generous.

Sourcing for the gifts starts as early as February and often includes some fun visits to suppliers where we meet the family owners and get to see the products being produced.

Please support these suppliers who have been so generous to us.


Thank you to these ladies, and all the other volunteers who gave up time to pack and deliver the gifts.


Warm Barossa hospitality with daily tastings, various wine flights and chocolate & wine pairings – or simply sit back and enjoy the view with a bottle or two!

Chocolate and wine pairing experiences have been carefully curated by our cellar door team and chocolatiers.

Visitors can watch the team of chocolatiers making the artisan, handmade chocolate through the wide, expansive viewing window.

Benni’s Cafe serves a delicious menu of locally sourced food that is both fancy and fun to enjoy on our stunning deck overlooking the water.

Five of their chocolate products entered into the Royal Adelaide Show have won gold medals, in their first ever time being entered in the famous event!


A supplier to the Calvary SA Christmas gifts for several years now, Shirley and Jan enjoy visiting the factory with its mouth-watering aromas.

The Baylies story is one of love and commitment to a cause; an unrelenting passion for quality, tradition, excellence and of course amazing food.

Inspired by the vision of owners Robert and Angela Bell, the Baylies journey began in a small kitchen; quickly transforming into a small local facility based in Strathalbyn, South Australia.

“Over the past 25 years we have had the pleasure of developing Baylies Epicurean Delights from a home-based, small country kitchen to the business it is today.”



For many years our first port of call for great deals on hamper bags.



A new supplier for 2020, this fudge is lovingly made by Jane at her home in Adelaide.

Started as a family and friends favourite and grew into a small business.


A new supplier for this year, Kooee products were first sold in local Tasmanian Farmers’ Markets, but can now be found around Australia.

Products are crafted with only the finest, ethically-raised meats, like the 100% grass-fed Tasmanian beef used in the Jerky and the organic beef and free-range pork used in the Sticks.

KOOEE! products are also all gluten-free, soy-free and packed with protein.

Was to be produced in SA but currently being made in Tasmania.


Based in Adelaide, the family owned and operated team prides themselves on delivering the best products every time.


Shirley & Jan enjoyed a cold and windy afternoon sampling their products and delicious homemade sourdough pizzas.

Paracombe Premium Perry was born in 2012 and is the initiative of Damian McArdle, a 4th generation pear grower and 1st generation Perry maker. In front of the wood fire

Damian has been making award winning ever since, sourcing the finest tree ripened pears from his family orchard.

Paracombe Premium Perry is strictly 100% South Australian Owned, Grown and Produced, with no concentrates, just 100% fresh SA juice.


Shirly, Jan and Shelly travelled to the Yorke Peninsula to taste-test the goods., with the gin in the Christmas gifts hand-bottled especially for Calvary.

Sunny Hill Farm was settled in 1872 by the Colliver family and has remained in that name until this day. Current owner and descendant Sam Colliver and his wife Olivia are the founders, owners and operators of Sunny Hill Distillery.

The gin is made from 100% raw wheat which is grown on the farm. The grain is mashed, fermented, distilled and bottled entirely on site.

The Pink Gin won a silver medal at the San Francisco world spirits competition 2020 and the Dry Gin won a bronze. The base product Vodka won Australia Best Pure Neutral Vodka as judged by the London World Spirits Competition.