Koala Cherries is family owned and operated. We stand on the pillars laid by generations before us.
Koala Cherries is based in Yarck, two hours north east of Melbourne. 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.