Frequently Asked Questions
We have two farms, one on River Road in Hahndorf, South Australia – not currently open to the public except for special events and open days.
The second is located at 962 Wellington Road, Highland Valley, South Australia. This farm offers small 4×4 farm tours on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Click here for more information.
We are deer famers and sell premium venison for Australia’s top restaurants and chefs. We also produce the Spirit of the Stag deer antler velvet liquor, deer skins, antlers for pets and functional crafts.
The deer antler velvet has been macerated in alcohol and infused in Mead made from honey. Therefore you can age it like Mead. You should store an unopened bottle of Spirit of the Stag similar to how you store unopened spirits or wine – That is in a dry and cool place. Some say Mead can last up to 10 years +. Since there’s quite a lot of alcohol In Spirit of the Stag 16%, you don’t need to refrigerate it after opening. Of course, for the quality of the liquor to remain great for longer, it’s better to put it into the fridge. But if you plan on finishing the bottle within the next couple of months, there’s really no need for refrigeration.
Deer velvet covers the growing bone and cartilage that develops into male deer antlers. People use deer velvet as medicine for a wide range of health problems. We harvest the velvet from the deer antler. The deer are not harmed during this process. Revered and much sought-after by Tao Masters, deer antler has been used to obtain inner peace and spiritual harmony for thousands of years.
The Stag annually casts his antlers. It is not the end the new growth begins. In just 100 days the new antler is complete.