Pick-your-own-cherries at CherryHill Orchards
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You can pick fresh cherries at this Yarra Valley orchard this summer
Is there anything better than fresh summer fruit? Maybe being able to pick your own straight from the orchards.
This summer you’re invited to pick your own cherries at CherryHill Orchards in the Yarra Valley. This picturesque property produces some of the country’s finest cherries, and the CherryHill team are opening their doors to the public this year for picking season.
CherryHill Orchards will be open every day throughout cherry season (excluding Christmas Day), which runs from November 30 to early January. The orchard will be open from 9am until 5pm, with the CherryHill team on hand to show you where and how to pick the best cherries.
It’s not all about picking, though. Head down to see live musicians and purchase food from the on-site café. Time slots run for two hours and you'll be able to try cherry ice cream, enjoy free beverage tastings (including the coveted CherryHill Rosé Cider and the Cherish Spritzer) and wander the beautiful surrounds.
New for 2020, the orchard is also offering high tea among the cherry trees. The high tea includes delights like ham-and-brie rolls, chicken-and-avocado rolls, goat cheese tarts, scones with cherry jam, cherry mousse, cherry cheesecake and cherry macarons. Each high tea sitting is $195 for two people, and the picnic rug is set up for you among the trees. After your high tea, you can then pick cherries in a private row at your leisure, and like all of the cherry-picking sessions at CherryHill, you can eat as much as you want while picking.
Entry costs $19.50 per adult and $10.50 per child (aged four to 13) to pick your own fruit, and you'll be charged per kilo for cherries to take home. All cherries eaten on site are included in the entry price.
You can also take part in High tea in the Orchards which includes a three-hour private high tea (expect a cherry inspired menu) and sparkling wine. It's $195 for two people.
Check out the website for more information and to grab your entrance tickets in advance.