At Roth Family Orchard we’re all about cherries and experiences – growing simply the best cherries we can, giving you the chance to experience the full flavour of really fresh, quality cherries and welcoming visitors to our family orchard.
Our range of sweet cherry varieties ripen over just 3 weeks in late November / early December. We also planted Morello sour cherries in 2018 – it will be a few years before these fruit.
2019 Cherry Season now closed – some extreme swings in weather conditions this year gave us our shortest cherry season ever. Great to see so many visitors making the most of the cherries we did have. See you again Nov/Dec 2020, hopefully with some kinder weather and a bumper crop!
PICK YOUR OWN CHERRIES We open the gates for you to pick-your-own cherries on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings in season (7:30 am – 1pm).
We love seeing visitors and families enjoy the orchard. It’s best to come early in the morning as this is when cherries are at their best – before the days’ heat sets in. We loan you a picking lug and harness to use in the orchard. To cut back on waste we encourage you to bring boxes/eskies to take your cherries home. If travelling a long distance we also suggest an esky to keep the cherries cool.
FRESHLY PICKED CHERRIES Our farm packed cherries are on sale at the farm on picking days until sold out, from Mudgee Farmers Markets and delivered in our Cherry Express around north west NSW and Sydney and through fundraisers cherry drives. Over the past few years we’ve helped schools and a drought relief group raise funds with a healthy cherry drive – contact us if you’d like to start planning one for 2020. Our farm packed cherries are carefully sorted to remove smalls, under-ripe and odd cherries – but they’re not size graded giving you the natural mix of sizes and the fun pairs and clusters of cherries.
Cherries for wholesale domestic and export markets are size graded and sorted through a packhouse in Orange – these and our farm packed cherries are available wholesale.
Please check for updates on the season before you plan to visit us as it all depends on the cherries!
Follow us on Facebook or instagram @rothfamilyorchard or SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHERRY CHATTER newsletter to receive an update of the season in your mailbox. We’ll let you know when we open for pick your own and our delivery schedule.
Our cherry orchard was planted in 2008 and 2009 in the Eurunderee region of Mudgee. Irrigated from Pipeclay Creek it is just upstream from where Adam and Katherina Roth planted Mudgee’s first wine grapes in 1858 and grew orchard fruits and fresh vegetables, supplying the Gulgong gold rush.
PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATION – the orchard and picturesque former church are available for photography by prior arrangement.