We’re a blueberry winery near Healesville, in Victoria’s gorgeous Yarra Valley and we’ve been making blueberry wines for over 15 years. Our family has been blueberry growers for two generations, and our business has developed over the years from a 4-acre blueberry farm in nearby Narbethong selling punnets at the roadside, to the winery and cellar door you see here today.
The property began as bare paddocks and slowly grew to be a lush patch of healthy happy blueberry plants where the first harvests were sold from the roadside. A shop front with a cafe and packing shed was then built to accommodate the increasing quantities of fruit and the farm soon became a thriving commercial business. Tragically Mantirri Blueberry Farm along with the family house was destroyed by the Black Saturday bushfires on Saturday 7th February 2009.
Fortunately, Badger Creek Blueberry Farm in Healesville had already been established and we were able to continue our business much like Mantirri Blueberry Farm had. However, it became clear over the years that our business needed to change to accommodate our increasing wine production and our other venture St Ronan’s Cider and so we have evolved to become the winery and cellar door you see here today.