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Cherryhill is located in the Yarra Valley, 480 Queens Road, Wandin East, Victoria

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The CherryHill Story

Our story began in 1940 when our grandfather, George Riseborough, planted his first cherry trees in Victoria’s fertile Yarra Valley. Over 75 years later, our family still proudly carries on this cherry growing tradition with diligence and passion to produce Australia’s finest cherries.

Today the orchard is run by George’s grandsons, Glenn & Stephen Riseborough who have continued to grow the business into one of Australia’s leading cherry producers.

We’re committed to bringing you and your family the freshest, most delicious cherries right through the season.

  •        We’ve established orchards in a range of climatic regions including the Yarra Valley, the Murray Valley and the Victorian Highlands to provide a longer cherry season producing perfectly ripe cherries.
  •        We travel the world to find the best varieties, the latest innovation and techniques to ensure our cherries are world-class quality.
  •        We prioritise freshness through our distribution network from our packing facilities in the Yarra Valley through to our trusted retail and wholesale partners.
  •        We offer online ordering, handpicking and delivering to your door within 24 hours.
  •        We open the gates to our beautiful Wandin orchard gate throughout the season so you can experience the freshest cherries possible by picking your own straight from the tree.

So you know that every CherryHill Orchards cherry is picked at it’s prime and brought fresh to you.

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CherryHill - Our Cherry Orchards

Cherryhill - East Wandin

Wandin Orchard

Yarra Valley, Victoria

With around 90 acres of rich fertile soil, CherryHill Wandin is a prime cherry growing region in Australia. The orchard where it all began in 1940 has become the focus of mid-late season export quality varieties that deliver some of Australia's best cherries for Christmas and the new year. Our orchard in Wandin is where U-Pick is based where you are able to pick your own cherries from mid-November until mid-January.

Wandin is also where all of CherryHill's fruit is packed and shipped to our customers. Our close proximity to Melbourne including the international airport, wholesale markets, supermarket D.C.'s and interstate trucking routes makes it the perfect cherry hub of Australia.

Cobram

Cobram

Murray Valley, Victoria

In 1992 a 488 acre property was purchased on the Murray Valley Highway at Cobram, just 2 kilometers from the Murray River. Today Cobram serves as our main source of early season cherries including the Sequoia™ club series. We harvest fruit here from early November through to mid December leading into Christmas.

We have invested heavily in this orchard, from varieties and mass plantings to protection measures to ensure consistent quality and volume. CherryHill Cobram will be an invaluable supply of premium early season cherries for our domestic retail and export customers.

Tolmie Orchard

Tolmie Orchard

Victorian Highlands

In 2004, Glenn and Stephen Riseborough found what they believe is a most "unique" property in Victoria's alpine region.

At nearly 1000m above sea level our Tolmie Orchard is arguably one of Australia's latest producing cherry orchards. The property, which is made up of well over 150 acres of land with a strong water supply will be our main source of cherries from late January through until March.

This orchard produces premium quality late season cherries in large volume to match the needs of our customers locally and internationally.

Ripening & Harvest 1 Jan to 31 Jan

The cherries go through a final development stage of growth where the fruit begins to swell turning from green to a yellowy, straw colour then beginning to show signs of pink. During the final stages, the cherry developes all of its delicious flavours and health giving nutrients which are contained in its red juices. The earliest cherries at Cherryhill are picked at the Cobram orchard in the first week of November, then continue through to the Wandin orchard then finishing at the Tolmie orchard which has a cooler climate leading to a late harvest and cherries that have a rich and extra sweet flavour.

Post Harvest 1 Feb to 31 March

After being harvested, the cherry trees regain some of their strength lost from producing all of those cherries. At this time we begin pruning the trees to get lots of light into the tree for healthy buds. The buds need to absorb nutrients from the soil at this time also, so we apply fertiliser to give them an extra boost.

Autumn 1 April to 31 May

Autumn is the transition time from active growing trees to their dormant winter state. The mix of orange, yellow and sometimes red colours are really beautiful in the orchard. The change of colours in the cherry leaves is a sign that the trees are actually removing the nutrients out of the leaf to be stored and recycled back into the tree and buds ready to be used when spring comes later in the year.

Dormant 1 Jun to 20 Aug

The trees are resting during the winter period. After the leaves drop off the trees in Autumn, the trees undergo a resting period and accumulate what is known as “winter chill”. The winter chilling period is required to a greater or lesser extent by all deciduous plants in order to set the buds ready for the seasonal transformation from bud, to blossom to fruit.

Bud Swell 21 Aug to 5 Spe

The buds have accumulated their required chilling time. As the weather warms up, this signals big changes in the tree which sends plant hormones and sap flowing to trigger swelling in the buds. The swelling of the buds is the beginging of growth and within each bud is contained all the parts of the flower and reproductive parts which will emerge soon.

BLOSSOM TIME 5 Sep to 15 Oct
Spring is officially here and the cherry blossom is looking beautiful. Blossom flowers are the cherry trees way of reproducing, and at this time of year it is quite literally a case of the “birds and the bees” for the cherries. To produce a cherry, each flower must receive pollen from another flower. This is why bees are the cherry's best friend at this time of year! Many cherry varieties require a specific pollen from a different variety in order to set fruit, this is called self-incompatibility and is how the wild varieties of cherry retained genetic diversity.

Fruit Set 16 Oct to 31 Oct

After the blossom petals fall, the little green cherries begin to emerge. These little green cherries are growing rapidly in size and also the seed or pip inside the cherry is forming too. Depending on the variety, the cherry will grow in this green stage for some time, whereas the earlier cherries turn red and get sweet faster.

Ripening & Harvest 1 Nov to 31 De c

The cherries go through a final development stage of growth where the fruit begins to swell turning from green to a yellowy, straw colour then beginning to show signs of pink. During the final stages, the cherry developes all of its delicious flavours and health giving nutrients which are contained in its red juices. The earliest cherries at Cherryhill are picked at the Cobram orchard in the first week of November, then continue through to the Wandin orchard then finishing at the Tolmie orchard which has a cooler climate leading to a late harvest and cherries that have a rich and extra sweet flavour.