We had always imagined having a rural lifestyle but had to leave Sydney to achieve this. We came to Tasmania in 1986 and soon realised it was possible to live a rural lifestyle while commuting to Hobart. We bought Coaldale in 1995 and planted the orchard in 1997 with 1500 trees. We have now achieved commercial production, but are small in scale and can attend to all aspects of the business ourselves.
We are committed to our rural lifestyle and contributing to the fantastic output of the Coal River Valley, as well as participating in the great community the valley supports.
We are passionate about producing great walnuts in a sustainable way so that our land improves as we continue to produce better nuts. The flavour of our nuts surprises many people who have only ever tasted large scale commercially produced imported nuts.
People sometimes say “I don’t like walnuts”, but they are converted once they try ours!