The Ruefleur Orchard

The Ruefleur Orchard in the Dandenongs Ranges has around 100 mature chestnut trees which are available for picking in April and May.

The orchards are open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm and an appointment must be made beforehand via phone. Located about an hour's drive from Melbourne in the Dandenong ranges, the orchards are also located close by Olinda with its many popular shops and cafes. Parking is available on site.

The balmy days of autumn are the perfect time to visit the Dandenong Ranges when the mountains are cloaked in red and gold leaves. It is also chestnut season and what better time to visit our orchard in beautiful Olinda, just under an hour's drive east of Melbourne.

Chestnuts in this region, the southern highlands of Victoria, are harvested in April and May and the high rainfall and rich, fertile mountain soil ensures high quality produce. Our orchard has 100 mature grafted European chestnut trees (Castanea Sativa), the main varieties being Purton's Pride, Red Spanish and Black Beauty. The chestnut belongs to the Fagaceae family, along with oak and beech trees

The orchard is located 5kms from the Silvan Reservoir Park (BBQ/picnic facilities) and only minutes from the Olinda tourist precinct with its many cafes, restaurants and unique shops, as well as being a 35 minute drive from the renowned Yarra Valley wineries. Why not spend a day or weekend exploring the many delights of the region or stay at one of the many excellent Bed & Breakfast establishments?

We are open to the public 7 days from 10am till 4pm by appointment only during the season from April and May.

For an appointment call +61 03 9756 6806

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