Where can I pick the berries?
By taking a short stroll around the farm garden, you can find a number of berry bushes available for you to see how they fruit,
see how they grow, and if you are lucky enough to find a ripe one, feel free to have a taste!
Start by visiting the BERRY CIRCLE next to our Cottage Café,
in the warmer summer months it is full of raspberries, strawberries, currants, blueberries, mulberries and gooseberries,
ready for you to munch! Keep a lookout all around the garden for any ripe berries waiting to be picked.
And then head to our main berry plantation, found right next to our playground.
Here, the majority of our raspberries and blueberries are grown, hand-picked and packaged by our staff
available for you to purchase in our Cellar Door. Please note this area is not for public access at this time.
Our berry season is usually around November to March depending on the weather temperature and how long the winter lasts.
Below are some of the berries you might find around the farm.
Boysenberry was created by Rudolph Boysen in 1923, and is a hybrid from the blackberry, raspberry and loganberry. It’s a large berry and has become well known for its flavour and vivid maroon colour. You can find its flavour in our famous Boysenberry Pies, or visit our Cellar Door to taste our Boysenberry Jam, Boysenberry & Orange Jam, Boysenberry & Port Jam, or Club House No. 4 Boysenberry Fortified Wine.
Blueberries are perennial flowering plants with indigo-coloured berries. The fruit is a berry around 5~16 millimetres in diameter with a flared crown at the end; they are pale greenish at first, then reddish-purple, and finally dark purple when ripe. They have a sweet taste when mature, with variable acidity. Our Blueberry Jam in Cahoots Range will be delicious and rich on toast, muffins & scones.
Raspberry is a delicious and lovely looking fruit from genus Rubus, which comes from Rose family. It blooms throughout the year and is perennial in nature. Today there are about 15 species of this fruit that are cultivated across many countries and continents of the world. They are very popular and are known for their nutritious character. In summer, fresh raspberries are available in our Cellar Door and you can also find its taste our Raspberry Jam and Club House No.2 Raspberry Fortified Wine.
Currants are members of the Ribes family of flowering shrubs. These small deep dark purple or brilliant ruby red berries are delicious fresh. Both varieties have a bright acid kick to balance out their sweetness. The white currant differs from the red currant only in the colour and flavour of these fruits, which are a translucent white and sweeter. The taste can be found in our Blackcurrant Jam.
Gooseberry is a species of Ribes, which also includes the currants. Their bell-shaped flowers are produced, singly or in pairs, from the groups of rounded, deeply crenate 3 or 5 lobed leaves. The fruit are berries, smaller in wild gooseberries than the cultivated varieties, but often of good flavour.
Strawberry is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red colour, juicy texture, and sweetness. It is consumed in large quantities, either fresh or in such prepared foods as preserves, fruit juice, pies, ice creams, milkshakes, and chocolates. Our award winning Sparkling Strawberry Wine is decadently fruity favourite! Also, you don't want to miss our Scones with fresh cream and Strawberry Jam in our Cottage Cafe!
The mulberry fruit is a multiple fruit, 2-3 cm long. Immature fruits are white, green, or pale yellow. In most species the fruits turn pink and then red while ripening, then dark purple or black, and have a sweet flavour when fully ripe. Find the taste in our Mulberry Liqueur.