Winter on the Farm

It is mid winter on the farm, time to prune the sweet chestnut trees and get ready for the spring. Pruning is essential to allow us to get the harvest equipment into the orchard come autumn. The limbs are pruned using a chain saw and the wounds are sealed to stop...

Chestnut Ale is both Gold and Silver

Having two medals for our beer developed with Blackwood Brewery confirms our thinking that Chestnut Ale is the beer to drink. We first tasted chestnut ale in a little pub in Corsica and realized that this was one of the products we had to develop. To have the beer...

2017 Telstra WA Business Awards | Chestnut Brae

Nannup business Chestnut Brae is one of 22 finalists in this year’s Telstra WA Business Awards which will be announced on Friday. The theme for this year’s award was building a healthier and smarter future for Western Australians and businesses in the health and...

Chestnut Ale…an International Gold Medal Award Winner

When we visited Corsica in 2014 to do our research on what could be done with chestnuts, John fell in love with the chestnut ale there and wanted to introduce chestnut ale to Australia. We have been working in partnership with the Blackwood Valley Brewing Company in...

Chestnut Fed Pork season is here again

Our first litter of chestnut fed pigs for this chestnut harvest season have now achieved their purpose and are now sweet chestnut fed pork. The pork is available from our farm and from the following leading restaurants – Heritage Brasserie, The Revely, The Old...

Food trail launches with Chestnut Brae on the trail

One of the initiatives of Tourism WA is to establish food trails across WA.One of the first is the Blackwood Valley Foo Trail of which Chestnut Brae is one of the visits. As a member of the food trail we will be open to the public on agreed dates and will be...

Angus Stewart Opens Chestnut Brae garden

The last time Chestnut Brae gardens were open to the public was in 2007. Over the last two years we have been busily developing the gardens to bring them back to their former glory. We have kept around 70% of the existing plants and planted many news ones. The bones...

Chestnut Brae in July

The coldest and wettest month of the year. July 2016 will be remembered as the wettest month. This is the first time we have seen our dams overflow and the ground is sodden everywhere. This will give the plants a boost for the spring. The majority of the plants in our...

Food Tourism

Winner of Gourmand World Cookbook Awards – Best Culinary Travel Book in Australia 2016… this is an award that both surprised and delighted us as we didn’t know the book had been entered in the awards. Food Tourism is a hot topic… everywhere we go at the moment people...