St. Dalfour’s story starts in the French countryside during the First World War, where so many were faced with extreme limitations in basic foods.To make do, friends relied on each other’s generosity. Such a friend was a neighboring Winegrower who gave our founder’s grandmother “grape must”, a sweet byproduct of wine making, to use as a substitute for the white sugar that was in limited supply.
Our founders Grandmother worked with the vineyard grape juice and refined these “sugar-less” recipes. The result was a healthier, more delicious fruit spread that became the family favorite. Years later, with the encouragement of some enterprising friends, these family favorites were brought to market. Our French made fruit spreads are now served in over 100 countries.
Today, we apply the same love and commitment to all our spreads. Our Maître Confiturier (Master Chef) slowly cooks our meticulously selected fruit together with vineyard ripened grapes and fruit juices in traditional kettles.This French method of small batch production is time-consuming and expensive but it results in the finest fruit spreads in the world. We use all natural ingredients and the natural sweetness of grape, date and pineapple juice concentrates. We don’t add any artificial flavours, colours or preservatives because good jam doesn’t need it.
We are proud to share our family recipe with you. We hope you enjoy it. Bon appetit!