Annual Cherry-Picking Festival returns for the ultimate day out at CherryHill Orchards

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Annual Cherry-Picking Festival returns for the ultimate day out at CherryHill Orchards

November 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am - January 7, 2024 @ 5:00 pm AEDT

CherryHill Orchards is once again opening its two spectacular locations in the Yarra Valley this summer for visitors to pick from thousands of the sweetest tasting cherries at the annual Cherry-Picking event. New for 2023, CherryHill has teamed up with Mary Eats Cake, Coldstream Brewery, Yarra Valley Dairy and Hahndorf’s Fine Chocolates in Montrose for additional new events to elevate the cherry-picking experience.

At the daily festival, visitors can pick from the endless rows of cherry trees at either the 100-acre Coldstream orchard (from 13 November – late December) or at the 85-acre Wandin East orchard (from 27 November – early January). Guests can eat as many cherries as they like straight from the trees, and take-home cherries, which are charged by the kilo. Pack a picnic and take in the scenic rolling hills that surround the orchards.

New experiences to try this year are Cherries, Cheese and Chocolate, an event in collaboration with Yarra Valley Dairy and Hanhdorf Fine Chocolates in Montrose, for the ultimate foodie day trip. This mid-week experience is available throughout the festival and includes a three-stop tour as a divine way to discover the region. This is a self-drive adventure with take-home goodies included in each stop. The first stop is Yarra Valley Dairy to indulge in a tasting of ten delicious cheeses, plus a chance to choose one to take home in a gifted cooler bag. The second stop is CherryHill Orchards (Coldstream location) for an hour of cherry-picking plus 500g of handpicked cherries to take home. The third stop is Hahndorf’s Fine Chocolate for a complimentary chocolate on arrival, cake, a beverage, and a selection of five chocolates in a tray to take home. It’s the perfect day out for a decadent adventure.

This year CherryHill will have Melbourne’s high tea specialists, Mary Eats Cake creating delicious picnic packs, with three different sized packs and many options to choose from. This mouth-watering addition will be a fantastic summer’s treat. Indulge in the likes of shakshuka quiche, cherry delight doughnuts, and a selection of artisan cheeses, fruits, crackers and cherry chutney.

CherryHill has also teamed up with Coldstream Brewery to bring Melbourne Food & Wine Festival to the Yarra Valley for the delicious Orchard Brew event on Friday 17 November, set against the stunning backdrop of CherryHill’s scenic 100-acre orchard in Coldstream. Guests will start with a cherry-picking experience, bagging 1.5kg to take home, followed by delicious wood-fired pizza paired with a limited-edition cherry brewed beer made exclusively by Coldstream Brewery. Hear from the brewer about how the beer is made, while gazing out of the orchard with live acoustic music for an evening of cherry bliss.

CherryHill has once again teamed up with their wonderful neighbours at Rochford Wines to bring a the mid-week Rochford Wine & Dine experience. Guests will be treated to an afternoon of great food and wine with a two-course lunch paired with a glass of estate wine at Rochford Wines, followed by two hours of cherry picking plus a complimentary 500g Grab & Go box to fill up with cherries and take home.

CherryHill Orchards is excited to once again welcome visitors to pick from thousands of ripe, sweet cherries at both locations for this popular festival. Local food trucks, beverages, cherry ice-cream and cherry drinks are all available on-site. On weekends and public holidays, expect live music by talented local musicians. Admission to the festival includes 2 hours of cherry picking, and guests are encouraged to pick and eat as many cherries as their heart desires.

13 November – Late December 2023: Coldstream (739 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream)
27 November – Early January 2024: Wandin East (474 Queens Rd, Wandin East)

Open 7 days a week excluding Christmas day
Takeaway cherries are charged per kilogram upon leaving
Tickets on sale now:


November 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am AEDT
January 7 @ 5:00 pm AEDT


Cherry Hill
+61 3 5964 4235
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