The Ruefleur Orchard
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
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?
Why buy from us?
The best chestnuts are sold directly from the orchard. Our chestnuts are high quality and flavoursome and free from pests and diseases.
Our fresh chestnuts are promptly harvested and correctly refrigerated at 0°C to maintain maximum freshness.
Our produce is pesticide and fungicide free.
Deal directly with the grower and know that the chestnuts you buy will be of superior quality to anything you might buy in a supermarket.
At Ruefleur Chestnuts the produce you receive matters to us.
"VERSATILE CHESTNUTS...FOOD FOR THE BODY &
Member of Chestnuts Australia Inc