2015 Truffle season is over

The main season for Black Winter Truffle in the Yarra Valley typically runs throughout both July & August.

We currently primarily wholesale to restaurants and through a few retailers, but we are also building a client base of private consumers.

Feel free to Contact Us regarding supply, preorder is preferable for fastest ground to kitchen delivery. This year Harvest will be throughout start of week for freshest possible truffle supply for end of week meals. It is also possible arrange same day harvest for ultimate farm to plate freshness for special events.

We are testing online sales for 2015 >40g, delivery via express post. Farm gate sales are only available to former truffle hunt guests, but we can meet at nearby cafe (great coffee) or coordinate a meeting for larger private orders.

For smaller amounts see retail outlets listed on sidebar.


Now Spring maintenance starts, pruning, mowing and soil cultivation.

  • This will also free some time for some scientific studies, including some current work with a mycologist.
  • It's finally time to get some cooking done, harvesting/marketing has consumed so much time each week there has been very little opportunity to actually enjoy truffle meals ourselves.

HARVESTED; (unreserved and available)

CONFIRMED;-(located, commenced ripening, but not yet ready)

POTENTIAL; (sites paw marked by dog, but not yet exposed, due to either total lack of aroma, or too slight to disturb yet)

Not all truffles are detected early, deeper ones only make their presence known close to maturity when the dog can smell them, so the list above is only indicative of next harvest. Also any Time estimates of when a truffle will be ripe are approximate, ripening time varies by size, depth, location and weather.

2015 Observations

  • Weekly harvest continuing on 29th. Indications are this will be the first full weekly harvest for the season, it has been increasing since the start of July. 75% remaining to be harvested Wed
  • Extreme frost on 19,20th July. Ground stayed chilled for days, great truffle weather.
  • Weeks harvest slowed by weather, Survey on 13th, Harvest; 14-15th.
  • Marketing in Valley Friday 10th. Will also harvest further few later Friday for the TM festival on Saturday. Orders being taken, especially for past hunt guests.
  • 8th July harvest -Over a kg for delivery Yarra Valley today, 9th July
  • Several kg was in first half of truffiere 7th July harvest
  • Second week in progress, 16hrs harvest, clean, grade for first portion, a long day
  • First week of harvest saw 2.3kg of truffle finally harvested, it was great to finally eat some, especially after 430 hours of work to date this year
  • 30th June 1kg taken, more left for Wednesday 1 July
  • 23-29th June. All known truffles assigned ID numbers for tracking development {60hrs}

Archived notes from the 2014 truffle season.

Archived notes from the 2013 truffle season.

Archived notes from the 2012 truffle season.