Glenbernie Orchard is located within the beautiful Illawarra escarpment, at Darkes Forest, approximately 30kms north of Wollongong in NSW. The new Dharawal National Park is the farm's closest neighbour. Ted and Ellen Fahey began the farm in 1939 making a living from selling their home grown eggs and vegetables. Their son Edward Fahey (Ted Jnr) planted the first apple tree in 1952. Ted Jnr continued to grow the business assisted by his wife Ruth. The family purchased additional land in the 1980's bringing the total possible planting area to around 100 acres. Their son, Glenn, now manages the farm producing apples, peaches, nectarines, plums and persimmons. Glenn's children are now the proud fourth generation on the family farm and enjoy helping with farm activities, including picking and packing the fruit, making jams and chutney and preparing apple for drying. They can also be found selling the fresh fruit, dried apple, cider and honey mead at local markets. Glenbernie Orchard has an on farm retail outlet, the 'Apple Shack' selling seasonal products from the farm including honey. Glenn's wife, Jo has steered the development of our apple ciders and honey meads. Our first cider, Howler, is available and the second cider 'Little Blue' a non alcoholic. This is a refreshing sparkling giving you the option to have a drink whilst out and not worry about the alcohol - there is none! So it's great for drivers and anyone else who prefers to drink a non alcohol drink! We support the Blue Datto Foundation and when purchasing from this site we will donate $10 from each case sold.This will go to assisting young driver education programmes. We are proud to support this road safety initiative. The new (2018) fruit season is approaching. New apples are late January.
As Aussie farmers we take great pride in producing exceptional quality fresh food. We now also make high quality apple cider under the 'Darkes Cider' label.Â Liquor - producer wholesaler Licence No. LIQW880014559
- Harvest: mid November till late May. Â Over this time different varieties are picked each week. Â
- We do keep fresh apples after harvest. This means you can continue to receive fresh product year round.
We have a shop located on the farm within our apple packing shed called the 'Apple Shack'. Products are packed for postage to you from within the 'Apple Shack'.Â
- Orders placed by Friday of each week will be dispatched on the following Tuesday. Delivery is through Australia Post
- In most cases we will be able to ship Darkes Cider by the next business day.Â WARNING: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years
Delivery: Please contact us if you do not receive your order within 14 days. Parcels returned to us due to an incorrectly supplied address will attract reshipping costs.
Returns: Contact us if you have any concerns about the items you receive. Replacement or refund will be provided in the event of a faulty product. In most cases you will need to send back the item in question.
Address: 259 Darkes forest Rd, Darkes Forest, 2508