Our Commitment is Quality
You may have noticed a little emblem on several of our products. It reads “small-batch”. It's a declaration of our commitment to the recipes we are proud to share with the world. At Branch & Vines, we remain true to the original recipes. We are not tempted to cut costs or increase our profits by making changes to processes and ingredients. We are humbled by the trust our customers place in us, and we don’t take it lightly.
When it comes to your food, everything matters, ingredients, sourcing, quality, and production. A commitment to small-batch means a commitment to your satisfaction.
Seasonal. Sustainable. Local.
We live in the land of renowned wine, fruit, nut, and olive orchards in Northern California. We take our utmost care to use fresh, flavorful ingredients by gathering or buying in season to provide you with exceptional products that support sustainable agriculture. We work with producers who focus on small-batch production. It is a vital part of what we do here at Branch & Vines.
Focus on Freshness
Freshness is important. Understanding that the best tasting olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustards, spreads, and jams can only come from fresh ingredients. It is either straight from the plant, branch, or vine or it doesn’t make it in. We make sure that we are providing you with healthy and quality flavors that can only come from freshness, adding only natural fruits and herbs.
What is small-batch production?
Small batch food production is used by food manufacturers who want to preserve the quality and authenticity of their recipes. When a recipe is mass-produced, there comes a point where it no longer scales and the end result suffers. For example, if you have a tried-and-true home-cooked dish, you might simply double all the recipe ingredients to make twice as much. But if you tried to make that same recipe with 100 times the ingredients in a commercial food-manufacturing facility, your final product probably wouldn’t taste the same as it does in your kitchen. At a certain size, the math and chemistry stop working the same way, and adjustments need to be made to make the final dish taste as it should.
Why Does Small-Batch Matter to you?
Small batch matters for two primary reasons: quality and authenticity. At Branch and Vines, we remain true to the original recipes.
We had a previous customer approach us at a market one day holding a bottle she thought was ours as the name was very close (it was missing the ‘S’ in VineS) and told us it definitely was not the quality she found in her first bottle of Peach White Balsamic from us. It was an affirmation of our ongoing choice to forego the cost-savings to produce larger-scale, inferior versions of our products which will reduce the quality.