About Us

We are a small family owned and operated orchard in Ripponvale, near Cromwell in beautiful Central Otago, New Zealand. We bought our property in 1999 and planted our first trees soon after this. All of our 2500 trees were planted manually by us and we are directly involved in all steps in producing the very best cherries anywhere. We take real pride in the quality of our fruit and service and work very hard to provide the best.

cherries We offer an overnight courier service to most areas of New Zealand delivering our freshly picked premium cherries to your door. Check the “How To Order “section of our website.


Cherries ripen over the summer months from December through to the end of January. The timing of their availability varies each season depending on the weather in the months preceding and during the summer. We have eleven varieties becoming available around Christmas each year and ripening in the order shown below.

  • Sonnet
  • Samba
  • Celeste
  • New York
  • Stella
  • Rainier
  • Kordia
  • Lapin
  • Skeena
  • Sweetheart
  • Staccato

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