The rich, fertile soils of the Goulburn Valley coupled with the region’s sunny Mediterranean style climate make an ideal environment for growing walnuts.
Goulburn Valley Walnuts Pty Ltd was established in 2006 by a group of seven local walnut growers. World class walnut processing facilities have been installed at Violet Town in central Victoria. In addition to hulling, drying and grading equipment, the facilities also include a walnut cracking plant.
Walnut growing in the Goulburn Valley area was pioneered by the Department of Primary Industry in nearby Tatura. Orchards supplying Goulburn Valley Walnuts Pty Ltd have followed the research findings and grow new varieties combined with improved propagation, orchard management and irrigation techniques to ensure high yields of premium quality nuts.
Goulburn Valley Walnuts provides growers with economies of scale in processing and allows them to produce to international quality standards. Walnut growers are invited to use the facilities on a contract basis.