The Hall family have been growing world-class produce in the rich volcanic soils at the foot of Mt Canobolas for over 40 years. Their companies Bonny Glen Fruits and Caernarvon Cherries in Orange NSW were the leaders in creating an overarching brand for other premium producers in the area to join. Together they market some of Australia’s best apples and cherries which can now be found in supermarkets all over the world.
Products and varieties
Cherries are harvested from early to mid-December and peak during the Christmas period, finishing off in early to mid-January. Varieties include Rons, Vans, Bing, Stella, Supreme, Lapins and Sunburst. Our cherries are plump and crispy with bright green stems, picked at peak time to guarantee a crisp and sweet cherry.
Vincent Chen of ‘Topfruit’ and Fiona hall of ‘BiteRiot!’ work as a cohesive partnership, with Topfruit now a major supplier of cherries to the packhouse following significant investment in Cherry Orchards in the last three years in Central Western NSW. Topfruit has also recently developed the ‘Cherrybird’ Apple and Cherry Cider to compliment the BiteRiot! Cherry Juice, which will be available for tasting at Asia Fruit Logistica 2018.
Apples are harvested from February to May. We handpick several varieties including Red Delicious, Fuji, Pink Ladies, Cameo, Royal Galas, Crimson Snow, Early Fuji and Sundowners. The trees are grown on rootstocks bud 9 to 106.
BiteRiot! Cherry Juice is made from hand-picked, mountain-grown, sweet cherries from the central west of NSW Australia. The flavour of BiteRiot! is captured in a unique pasteurisation process that gives BiteRiot! Cherry Juice a two-year shelf life (unopened) at room temperature.
BiteRiot! Cherry Juice has 17 x times more antioxidants than red grapes! It contains freshly cold-pressed cherries & absolutely nothing else. Packed with anti-oxidants naturally high in Vitamin C & potassium.
The apple & cherry pack-house has stringent quality control methods, to ensure only superior fruit is packed in the BiteRiot packaging.
The pack-house may look like an enormous shed from the outside but inside it contains seven cool-rooms used for controlled atmosphere, a Smart Fresh room, an apple packhouse and a cherry packhouse.