We bought the property in 1988 to establish a cherry farm in a tranquil valley surrounded by hills in the most beautiful part of North East of Victoria.
The property is the original Mt Bruno Property that was established in the mid 1800’s by an Italian Count by the name of Bruno. The Count was commissioned to produce mulberry trees for the production of silk worms but that venture did not succeed.
Our home is a 125 year old brick dwelling made from bricks from what was then the local brick factory in Thoona our nearest town.
We purchased the property in 1988 and it had established wine grapes and olive trees which were planted by a Spanish gentleman in the late 1960’s
Tony is a third generation cherry grower following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. Tony has always been a keen horticulturist and loves growing cherry trees.
The last drought ensured that we prepared for future droughts by securing our water supply for the production of the cherry orchard. We currently have 7000 cherry trees – some are young and not yet in production.
Marion was born and bred in Chatswood, Sydney and spent all her teenage years in the city. After marrying we moved to rural Victoria.
We have 2 sons, Warren and Adrian. Warren lives in NSW has 3 children Gavin, Jordan and Aiden. Adrian is living in Melbourne working for MFB and he enjoys outdoor persuits.