Cherry Farm Gate Sales – Koala Cherries
Koala Cherries is based in Yarck in north east Victoria. We grow across three growing regions: Cobram, Yarck/Alexandra and Strathbogie. We farm more than 200ha of cherries; these are all packed at our centrally located packing shed in Yarck.
Today, cousins Michael and Simon Rouget own and operate this third generation cherry growing, packing and marketing business but they stand on the pillars laid by generations before them.
In 1944 Reginald and Mary Rouget established a cherry, berry and stone fruit orchard at Wandin in the Yarra Valley. A few years after, their sons, John, Max and Brian, left school early to work on the farm. At this time the company was called ‘R.J. Rouget and Sons’. A true family business where everyone had a role.