Heritage Apple Tasting Tours (2017)

Enjoy a guided tasting of more than a dozen different apple varieties in Rippon Lea’s historic orchard

The National Trust and the Victorian Heritage Fruit Society are hosting exclusive tasting tours of rare heritage apple varieties in the beautiful surrounds of Rippon Lea Estate.

The tasting tours run at 11am and 2pm and will include more than a dozen different apple varieties – apples with a breadth of flavour well beyond what you find in the supermarket. The tour will take in Rippon Lea’s historic orchard, containing over 120 different varieties of apple and pear.

Learn why there were so many different varieties in times past, what happened to them and what it takes to look after them today.

Refreshments and entry to the grounds of Rippon Lea are included in the ticket price. Many apple trees, propagated from Rippon Lea’s historic orchard collection, will also be available to purchase on the day as part of the Trusts’ annual Heritage Apple Tree Sale.

 

Please note tours will run at 11am and 2pm. However, the grounds and Heritage Apple Tree Sale runs all day from 10am to 4pm.

Tour Prices

General

Adult $15

Concession $12

Child $10

Family (2 adults and 2 children) $40

 

National Trust Members

Adult $12

Concession $10

Child $8

Family (2 adults and 2 children) $35

 

Please note refreshments and entry to the grounds of Rippon Lea are included in the ticket price.

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Rippon Lea House and Gardens - Planning your visit

Address:

192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick 3185 VIC

Phone:
Bookings Office (03) 9656 9889 Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm.
Email:
bookings@nattrust.com.au
Website:
http://www.ripponleaestate.com.au/

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Each Member of the National Trust or visitor to any of The National Trust Properties acknowledges and agrees that attending these properties or attending an event at these properties may include the taking of promotional photographs. Each Member of the National Trust or visitor to any of The National Trust Properties agree that by attending these properties, The National Trust may use all photographs without restriction or compensation and without further recourse to the Member or attendee in its advertising and promotional materials and official communications, forever and in any media whatsoever.

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