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OUR STORY
Y A R R A   V A L L E Y   C H E R R I E S

Yarra Valley Cherries is an Australian owned boutique premium cherry grower with an aspiration to produce the freshest and highest quality cherries available.

We are located in Seville in the Upper Yarra Valley, close to Melbourne, the airport and transport hubs. We have over 30 different cherry varieties, spanning early, mid and late season fruit enabling continual supply through the season.

Yarra Valley Cherries are able to guarantee the freshest fruit due to their unique advantage of growing, picking, grading and packing their cherries on our orchard in Seville, facilitating same day market access. Our focus on quality is supported by a state of the art high definition electronic grading machine, operating in tandem with advanced quality control systems.

Our special orchard terroir and microclimate, situated in the lee of the Warramate Hills, ensures firm crunchy cherries with a rich taste and flavour.

We invite you to celebrate 2019 and Christmas with our Yarra Valley Cherries gift boxes, ideal for corporate or personal gifts.

We know our cherries will surpass your expectations for taste, quality, crunchiness and freshness.

Our Orchard

Our orchard is situated on the rolling hills of the Upper Yarra Valley in the lee of the Warramate Hills. We grow over 30 different cherry varieties, which ripen from early November through to early in the New Year, ensuring continuous fresh supply.

Our special orchard terroir and microclimate ensures firm crunchy cherries with a rich taste and flavour. Our varieties include Merchant, Stella, Lapin, Bing and Simone.

We have over 15,000 trees spread across our 32 acre orchard surrounded by beautiful rolling pastures.

Our local climate ensures more than 800 chill hours annually, resulting in reliable fruit set. Our trees are pollinated by over 3 million bees which we introduce to augment the work of native bees.

Our customer testimonials confirm we produce crunchy, full flavoured cherries with long shelf life.

Picking, Grading and Packing

Over 30 pickers arrive at 6am to handpick the varieties that are ripe that day. Once picked the cherries travel from the orchard straight to our hydro cooler which cools them to 3 degrees in preparation for grading.

The cherries are then taken from our cool room and placed into our high definition electronic grading machine. This state of the art equipment, using highly sophisticated software, records 30 images of each cherry and classifies them by colour and size, and separates any damaged fruit.

Our cherries are then packed to order for our domestic or export markets into punnets, 2kg or 5kg boxes. We use great care during both the manual and system parts of the packing process to ensure the quality of our fruit is maintained and no fruit damage is sustained. We use the highest quality packaging materials, with our cherries initially placed in a long life modified atmosphere plastic bag, and then into our custom designed boxes. Our quality packaging ensures the freshness of our fruit is maintained regardless of its final destination. Our quality assurance system includes accreditation for HACCP based food safety and quality systems, and we are registered to use the Australian Grown symbol.