Five Cherry Farms Close to Melbourne to Visit This Summer

Are you looking for a day trip with a difference this Summer?

With an abundant of Cherry Farm choices just an hour drive from the CBD, the Yarra Valley is the perfect destination for a fruitful road trip. Bring the family, show the kids where the fruit comes from and enjoy the beautiful natural surrounds.

Cherries are one of the healthiest superfoods, as the vitamin A and antioxidant levels may help balance blood sugar, improve sleep, and ease diabetes symptoms. A visit to a Cherry Farm will give you the opportunity to choose a pre-picked box of their freshest cherries to take home. Keep them cool and enjoy one of the best summer’s delights!

Here’s a list of 5 Cherry Farms to visit in the Yarra Valley this season. Make sure to confirm opening days and times as these may change due to weather or seasonal changes:

1. CHERRY HILL ORCHARDS

Cherry Hill Orchards’ story began in 1940 when George Riseborough, planted his first cherry trees in Victoria’s fertile Yarra Valley. Over 75 years later, the family still proudly carries on this cherry growing tradition with diligence and passion. Today the orchard is run by George’s grandsons, Glenn and Stephen Riseborough who have continued to grow the business.

The gates to the Wandin orchard are open throughout the season, so that visitors can experience fresh cherries by picking them from the tree.

https://visityarravalley.com.au/cherryhill-orchards

2. BLUE HILLS BERRIES AND CHERRIES

Blue Hills Berries and Cherries is a family owned and operated farm where you can enjoy picking fresh berries (Raspberries, loganberries, blackberries, youngberries, blueberries and boysenberries, stawberries) and cherries. Fruit availability is subject to weather conditions and fruit maturity. Entry fees apply for fruit picking.

https://visityarravalley.com.au/activity/blue-hills-berries-cherries

3. CHAPPIES

R.L. Chapman & Sons Pty Ltd (Mark and Steve Chapman) is a 4th generation fruit growing business. They farm 50 hectares at Silvan in the beautiful Yarra Valley, in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria.

Cherries are available for picking or purchased fresh from the shop.

https://visityarravalley.com.au/chappies

4. WANDIN VALLEY FARMS

Wandin Valley Farms have three orchard locations, each selected for their ideal and specific growing and climatic conditions. Their packing facility is in the Yarra Valley. ​​ Fresh cherries and cherry products can be purchased from the store located at their packing and distribution facility in Wandin North. Shop hours varies during the packing season according to supply.

https://www.wandinvalleyfarms.com.au/

5. YARRA VALLEY CHERRIES

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

Yarra Valley Cherries is located in Seville in the beautiful Upper Yarra Valley, perfectly placed for an easy and relaxed scenic drive and is an ideal family daytrip from Melbourne. The farmgate sales shop is open daily throughout the cherry season, where you can buy freshly picked premium cherries available in 1kg punnets, 2kg and 5kg boxes, including grade 2 cherries when available. All the fruit is graded and packed on the day of picking, so freshness of the fruit guaranteed.

In addition to fresh fruit, special and unique products such as cherry jam and 100% premium cold pressed cherry juice are also stocked and available for purchase.

Located adjacent to the packing shed, a visit to the Farmgate sales shop will give you an insight into the grading and packing shed located next door which includes a state-of-the-art high definition electronic grading machine.

https://yarravalleycherries.com.au