Australian Grown Premium Chestnuts

Grown & harvested with care in Stanley, Victoria.

Welcome to one of Australia's largest commercial Chestnut orchards, owned and operated by Joy and Andrew Hall – and home of one of North-East Victoria's best kept secrets.

Home to Hall Stanley Premium Chestnuts, located in one of Australia's premier chestnut growing regions

Stanley, Victoria

Blink and you'll miss it! That's what they say about the small and charming hamlet of Stanley. Located high in the hills of North-East Victoria, not far from Beechworth, Stanley is home to a large proportion of Victoria's chestnut orchards, thanks to the region unique micro-climate that allows these majestic trees and their delicious nuts to flourish.

Stanley, Victoria

PURTON'S PRIDE, DE COPPI MARONE, RED SPANISH, BOUCHE DE BETIZAC, WANDILIGONG WONDER, MAXWELLS, SASSAFRAS RED, EARLY BROWN & BUFFALO QUEEN

Varieties grown

The growing concern

Our vision

To continually work towards improving the quality of our chestnuts and their presentation to the market place. 

The chain begins with:
• Orchard management practises, through to harvesting
• Shed processing and storage,
• Packaging and delivery to customer. 

We are committed to developing more user friendly ways of presenting/packaging chestnuts to the consumer.

Our vision

THE HALL STANLEY FARM

One of Australia's largest commercial chestnut orchards

About Us

We are a family owned operation and our orchard recently celebrated its 40 birthday. Situated on the Stanley plateau at the base of Mt Stanley, it sits in a very picturesque area and enjoys a cool climate due to its high elevation, even through the weather can be very warm across summer. The property consists of 28 hectares (70 acres) of chestnut orchard and is home to approximately 4000 chestnut trees, made up of 9 varieties which cater for a wide range of market requirements. Importantly most of grown chestnut varieties are easy peel, making them very popular and practical for our buyers. Our annual harvest varies between 65 to 80 tonnes of chestnuts. Currently we sell all our crop here in Australia to the domestic market.

4,032
CHESTNUT TREES
28
HECTARES
75
ANNUAL HARVEST (tonnes)
9
VARIETIES GROWN

We offer more than just premium chestnuts

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Take a walk through our grove and gardens

Take a walk through our grove and gardens

New weekend walks coming soon

When we've the time (usually in spring) we open the farm gate, offering you the opportunity to walk through our 4,000 tree chestnut grove and learn about the annual farming cycle of growing and harvesting chestnuts as well as taking in the inherent beauty of our working farm. The walk also includes a stroll through 'Giff’s Garden', where you'll be uplifted by the explosion of spring colour in the mass of Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Camellias and Waratahs we have on the property. At the conclusion of our walks we usually offer the chance to sample small tastings of chestnut inspired food.

Responsible, ethical farming

Responsible, ethical farming

Good for you and the environment

Our operation utilises best practises for farm inputs and orchard management. Our emphasis is on soil health for healthy trees, with frequent mulching of organic matter and the use of organic fertilisers.


In Autumn the chestnuts are harvested either mechanically or manually, then once in the shed they are air legged to remove unwanted orchard floor matter, then washed and cooled prior to selling. We provide the consumer with a high quality product that has been handled ethically throughout all processes. We are also Fresh Care 4 certified.

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Chestnuts Australia Incorporated

Chestnuts Australia Incorporated

We are proud and working members of CAI

Did you know 75% of Australian chestnuts are grown in the alpine region of North-East Victoria around the townships of Beechworth, Stanley, Bright, Mt. Beauty, Wandiligong and Myrtleford?


To learn more facts like this and importantly how to best prepare, cook and eat chestnuts we recommend you visit the Australian Chestnuts website.

RECENT NEWS: Raising chestnut awareness


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Chestnut Purchasing & Sales

We sell our range of premium chestnut varieties into the Australian fresh produce markets and chain stores.

For purchasing enquiries please contact us using the details found below.

IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE

We're nuts about chestnuts

Meet the husband and wife team who that put the 'Hall' into Hall Stanley Premium Chestnuts 

The owners

Joy Hall

Joy Hall

Owner

Joy's an avid gardener and lover of the great outdoors. When moving to Stanley to be part of the operation the free open space and cascading gardens filled with fruit and nut trees was all it took to convince her chestnut farming was for her. A physiotherapist, she not only keeps Andrew moving, but also the farms key business matters.

Andrew Hall

Andrew Hall

Owner

For a long time Andrew was a Merchant Banker between raising three children and heading off fishing. Now he's a nut merchant and successful farm operator. In his eyes he's made the perfect 'tree change', albeit for the long days harvesting when the the season roles around and the effort required to keep Hall Stanely Premium Chestnuts growing.

Trigger

Trigger

Dog

Trigger is Joy and Andrew's trusted family farm dog – where ever Andrew goes, Trigger goes. And believe us when we say he's as good at rounding up chestnuts as he is rabbits.

Become another of our satisfied Hall Stanley Premium Chestnut lovers!

Contact Us

Wish to learn more about our farm and produce?

Let's talk chestnuts 

We're always eager to talk chestnuts and how we can supply your business high quality Australian grown produce. We're also happy to offer advice and information on growing, preparing and the best ways to eat chestnuts, as well general information about the industry and this delicious nut. However, being a purely commercial operation we unfortunately don't offer farm gate sales (except by appointment).

Feel free to call us on 03 5728 6557 or e-mail us using the link below should you like more information about purchasing,  supply and our farm operation. 

Being a farm in a remote location please be aware our response may not be immediate, especially during the harvest season in autumn, but we will attend to you enquiry the moment we have a chance.

We'd love to hear from you

Contact Us

192 Myrtleford Stanley Road
Stanley,
Victoria 3747,
Australia

Phone: +61 3 5728 6557