Our story

Snowy River Black Garlic is grown and produced at our property ‘Narrambla', located along the fertile and legendary Snowy River in Far East Gippsland.  Here, the cool climate, pure air and water and fertile soil create the perfect growing conditions for authentic black garlic.


From the vegie patch to Australia's most awarded black garlic 

Today, our black garlic has won multiple awards, including a gold medal at the 2019 Australian Food Awards. It reflects 5 years of dedication, innovation and a drive to grow one of the world’s most celebrated ingredients.

Our story goes back to discovering the incredible taste and health benefits of black garlic whilst travelling overseas.  Back at our farm, we decided to turn the garlic we were growing into black garlic for our own use and to share among friends.

From here, demand for our black garlic quickly increased by word of mouth and our production has increased year on year. We've continued to innovate and refine our production methods to today we now produce some of Australia's most acclaimed, gourmet black garlic.

At Narrambla, we continue to use sustainable and organic farming practices  which enable us to grow an outstanding garlic. 


Founded on a love for single origin and garlic 

We — Mark Johnstone and Shelly Carroll — founded Snowy River Black Garlic in 2016. 

Mark was born in Far East Gippsland and has a passion for single origin, local food that is grown with a focus on minimal environmental impact. He is passionate about producing quality food in East Gippsland, especially the fertile Snowy River Flats - the place he and his wife Shelly call home.

Shelly is a qualified naturopath with a long-standing interest in foods that can be used medicinally. Like Mark, she has a strong focus on single origin local food that is grown using sustainable farming techniques and organic food production.

We hope you enjoy our garlic, as much as we enjoy making it!

Shelly and Mark!x