Truffle season is open!

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

The 2015 season outlook is looking great, with a 50% increase in productive trees.

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.

We primarily wholesale to restaurants and retailers.

We will be providing an option of online sales for 2015 >50g {under development}. We do not sell from farm gate, but can include private sales during delivery runs, or express post.

For smaller amounts see retail outlets listed on sidebar.

NEXT HUNT; 6,7,8th July.

Some probably good by weekend. Further inspections of ripening truffles over next few days -Updated 11p m 1st July.

HARVESTED; (unreserved and available)

  • >1kg taken, grading tues night
  • further truffle harvested Wed.

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

  • Confirmed ample ripe and ripening truffle, next week will at least double volume

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

  • several hundred located prior to season start, around half of these will survive to saleable quality.
  • Remainder will fall to rot, insects, frost, heat, or simply fail to reach sufficient quality for sale.
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

  • 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.