The Victorian Cherry Trail Will Feature Eight Orchards and Cherry Ice-Cream This Year
Cherry season kicks off in early November — and this harvest trail shows you all the best spots to get your cherry fix while it's on.
Lockdowns might have robbed us of some fun things this year, but if all goes to plan, our annual celebration of King of All Fruits — aka the cherry — won't be one of them. Another Victorian cherry season is set to kick off early November, heralding two glorious months spent orchard-hopping, picnicking among the fruit trees and staining one's tongue pink gorging on locally-grown cherries.
Some of Australia's most popular cherry varieties are cultivated right here in Victoria, with orchards spread throughout the Sunraysia region, northern and central Victoria, and around Melbourne. And once restrictions allow, your best bet for exploring them all is with a jaunt along the dedicated Victorian Cherry Trail.
Put together by the experts at the Victorian Cherry Association, the harvest trail identifies eight orchards and cherry-related businesses located across the prime cherry-growing regions of the Upper Goulburn Valley; the Yarra Valley and Yarra Ranges; the Macedon Ranges and the Mornington Peninsula. Favourites like Red Hill Cherry Farm, Seville's Yarra Valley Cherries and Cherryhill Orchards — home of the annual Blossom Festival — are all on the list.
Download the digital brochure and plot a fruit-filled tour around the best local spots where you can pick your own cherries, buy farm-fresh fruit and stock up on various other cherry products, including cherry ice cream. With the fruiting season running from early November through till mid-January, you've even got enough time to tackle one new location each weekend.
Images: Yarra Valley Cherries
Published on October 14, 2021 by Libby Curran