Yarra Valley’s picturesque CherryHill Orchards is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2020 and will welcome cherry lovers to bask in the sunshine and enjoy the surrounds of the 85-acre orchard. Taste fresh cherries straight from the trees and even take some home to enjoy — the annual Pick Your Own season will run from 27 November to early January, with tickets going on sale 1 November. Visitors are encouraged to purchase quickly as time slots have limited capacity to ensure cherry pickers can be safely distanced while enjoying a fabulous day out.
In addition to the Pick Your Own experience, and new for 2020, is a High Tea in the Orchards offering where visitors can enjoy their own exclusive picnic nestled among the avenues of cherry trees. Set within a private row of green foliage, visitors will enjoy a picnic basket full of goodies in a setting with vintage furniture to ensure style and comfort, while enjoying a lazy afternoon of indulgence within the picturesque orchard. Each sitting is three hours and will include an indulgent cherry-inspired menu and sparkling wine.
Cherry season is one of the few times a year this beautiful orchard opens to the public for a unique and memorable day out in the country – opening every day throughout the season, 9am–5pm (excluding Christmas Day) with live music and food trucks. With Melburnians itching to get out and about again and support Victorian businesses, CherryHill Orchards is excited to welcome guests and remind everyone that Victoria is home to a stunning destination for the perfect day out. Cherry-picking timeslots will be for two hours, and then guests are welcome to visit the onsite café, try the coveted cherry ice-cream, enjoy a free beverage tasting, including CherryHill Rosé Cider and the signature Cherish Spritzer, while soaking up the live music and scenic surrounds.
Guests can relax and unwind among the rows of cherry trees by setting up their own picnic in the orchard or enjoy food from rotating food trucks on site. CherryHill Orchards is the perfect place to catch-up or take a trip out of town and enjoy the best of Australian cherries. All tickets prices are as follows:
• Pick Your Own:
Family (2 adults and 2 children) – $45
Adult (14+) – $19.50
Child (4–13) – $10.50
3 and below – Free
Takeaway cherries are charged per kilogram upon leaving.
Or select a Grab and Go Box with a ticket, pick straight into the box, with no need to pay at the end.
• High Tea in the Orchards:
$195 for two people – includes three-hour private high tea sitting with a cherry-inspired menu and sparkling wine.
CherryHill Orchards began in 1940 when George Riseborough planted his first cherry trees in Victoria. Today the family still carries on the cherry-growing tradition and produces Australia’s finest cherries. The CherryHill team travels the world to find the best innovations and techniques to ensure the cherries are world-class quality.
CherryHill Orchards – Pick Your Own
27 November to early January
474 Queens Road, Wandin East VIC 3139
Tickets available from 1 November at: cherryhill.com.au