Truffle Hunts

  • Truffle Hunts, with guests entering the orchard are not planned this year, as they are quite time consuming to conduct, taking a full day out of weekly harvest cycle, and also risk truffles being stepped upon.
    A hunt may still occur in conjunction with a fuller event. eg. a chef demonstration
  • there will be Truffle Orchard Visits See the Truffière, smell freshly harvested truffles, see the dogs hunting {from outside the fence}, with some simple tasting and discussion afterwards.
    ie. most of the elements of a Hunt, without gumboots or kneeling on the ground
    Held prior to farm gate sales on select days, with dates released according to demand.

Additional events under current consideration or planning for 2019;

  • pre-season orchard visit for the curious (Eg. spot the truffle, it can be done without dogs)
  • Truffle Lunch/Dinner in conjunction with local venues
  • Tasting/cooking event with Chef, local vineyard... either at a venue or beside the orchard
  • Truffle events are squeezed into a busy winter harvest schedule primarily as a public education exercise, with some {dwindling} hopes they may expand our repeat farm gate sales.
    As a commercial farm, our focus needs to be on truffle production (and direct consumer/chef education), rather than simpler tourism experiences.
  • 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)

Visit the Yarra Valley

visityarravalley.com.au -a gateway site listing some Yarra Valley Attractions, Food, and Accommodation links

wineyarravalley.com.au 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!

Consultancy

  • Contact for hourly or daily rates.



Casual visits at other times are not available.

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