Truffle Hunts

2018 Hunt events/classes/workshops

  • For a simple see a truffle orchard and dog "experience", we are still considering quick sessions alongside weekend farm gate sales. Not an actual hunt, just a look at the orchard and quick talk.
  • For information on truffle growing, a farm day/growers session would be more useful, also under consideration for early Spring, end of season.
  • with these two additional activities;
    the simple "see an orchard" agritourism experiences would be more convenient and cheaper,
    and the growers would get more applicable information.

  • We held a Truffle Hunt, a Truffle Dinner and a Truffle Hunt/Lunch this season. They were well received and enjoyable days, thanks to all who attended.

    With an unusual season progression, there is insufficient time to plan or run further instances this year.

    A focal point of these hunts is learning about how truffles grow, and how this relates to selecting and using them effectively. Bookings via our online store


Saturday 7th July 2018 10am {12 guests}

  • Truffle hunt at 10am, runs ~2.5 hours
  • How they grow, harvesting, selecting and using truffles.

TRUFFLE DINNER, Friday 20th July 2018
or package,
Friday EVENING DINNER with Saturday MORNING HUNT 20,21st July 2018

  • Evening Truffle Dinner at Oakridge Wines

    • Includes a favourite dish suitable for home preparation {but not to hunt demonstrations}
    • final details to come

TRUFFLE HUNT, Saturday 21st July 2018 {12 guest limit}

  • Truffle Hunt at 10am, ~2 hours.

    • Hunt places are set aside for booking by the previous evening's dinner guests until 22nd June 2018

HUNT & LUNCH Package

Saturday 4th August 2018 {12 guests}

  • Truffle hunt at 10am, ~2 hours
  • we adjourn to Oakridge Wines for a Truffle Lunch, 1:30pm
  • final details to come

  • Casual visits at other times are not available.

Agritourism is not part of our business profile at this time, so farm visits are limited to a few special events only.

    • Truffle hunts are squeezed into a busy winter harvest schedule primarily as a public education exercise, with some hopes they may expand our repeat farm gate sales
    • We are currently Victoria's biggest producer of black truffle, (as well as producers of the worlds biggest Perigord Black Winter Truffle 1.5kg, August 2016)
  • Consultancy

    • Contact for hourly or daily rates.

Visit the Yarra Valley

  • -a gateway site listing some Yarra Valley Attractions, Food, and Accommodation links
  • Gumboots have a lot to do with Truffle Harvesting. In July, a number of vineyards offer various specials, such as 15% off wine purchases to Gumboot Wearers!