Well it’s nearly that time of year again and we are busy here at Ballinaclash trying to get things ready to open our orchard up for the much awaited 2019 cherry season.

The bees have been busy in the blossoms and there is a good setting of fruit. We were delighted that this gorgeous couple (see below) chose Ballinaclash blossoms as the ideal place to have their engagement photos and the very talented Canberra photographer @zeldagreen did a beautiful job creating some stunning photos.

Although the weather has been dry, we have been diligently watering so as to produce the best quality fruit that we can for you, our loyal customers and I must say, things are shaping up well for a great cherry season.

The cherry season usually runs from early November through until close to Christmas but of course it is impossible to give exact dates as we are now totally dependent on the weather as to how quickly (or slowly) our fruit ripens. Although we have had some very warm days, they are still interspersed with some very cool ones – in other words, we are experiencing a typical Spring in the Hilltops Region.

So … it would be best for you to keep an eye on our website for weekly updates or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to keep on top of what’s happening at Ballinaclash and so that you are the first to know when our 2019 cherry season begins.

Once our cherries are ripe, we will be open 7 days a week from 8am to 5pm but in the meantime, our Cellar Door and Farm Gate Shop is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm, so why not stop by this weekend and try our award winning wines, delicious handmade preserves and other local goodies.

Ballinaclash Pick Your Orchard, Cellar Door and Farm Gate Shop is on the Olympic Highway only 5km from Young. Look out for the big shed!

Engagement photos by @zeldagreen

Baby cherries – not long to go now!

Start planning your trip now to pick your own cherries at Ballinaclash, Young – the cherry capital of Australia.