Mock Red Hill
Mock Red Hill, located in the Hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula, is a well-established, 5th generation, certified Bio-Dynamic apple orchard and processing facility. The family-owned and operated orchard has been producing high quality, Bio-dynamic (enhanced organic) fresh fruit, apple juice, apple ciders and apple cider vinegar for the local region and beyond for many years.
The family continues to nurture and nourish the Demeter-certified orchard, creating a unique range of Bio-dynamic products, inviting the public to visit their Farmgate Shop, Cider Tasting Lounge & Coffee Shop daily.
The core focus at Mock Orchards lies in tending to our A-grade apple varieties growing in the orchard. Being certified Bio-dynamic, produce has been grown and to the Australian National Standards of Bio-Dynamic Farming. We are certified by the Bio-Dynamic Research Institute ensuring use of environmentally friendly, ecologically safe, biological methods to activate and nurture the soil, plants and animals within natures organisation, without the use of artificial or synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, genetically modified organisms or any unnecessary additives.
The Mock family have been growing apples for 5 generations. Walter Charles and Wilma Elizabeth Mock moved the family to the well-known apple growing area of Red Hill in 1960 and converted to the Demeter Bio-Dynamic Farming Method in the 70's.
Today our orchardist is Neville Mock (pictured), Wally and Wilma's 4th Son, Neville completed an apprenticeship in fruit growing with his father back in 1981, on completion of his studies, Neville achieved the award for “Outstanding Apprentice” from the Industrial Training Commission of Victoria and later he went on to win Victorias “Farm Entrepreneur of the year” in 1999.
Mock Red Hill produces modern, new world style craft ciders from our single Orchard at Red Hill, Victoria, with only one batch of each made per year. All our ciders are produced using a belt press and contain no added sugars, colours or flavours. We also produce a range of fresh non-alcoholic beverages. All of our Ciders and Juice are Demeter Certified Bio-Dynamic and are made from 100% fresh fruit grown on our farm. Mock Red Hill are members of Cider Australia and our ciders have been approved to carry the 100% AUSTRALIAN GROWN TRUST MARK. Our products also carry the Authentic Provenance Trademark MPP - Mornington Peninsula Produce. The MPP Certified Trade Mark is a guarantee of provenance, giving consumers confidence in supporting their local farmers.
Experience Mock Red Hill
At our Farmgate Store you can expect to find seasonal produce from our orchard, Our Cider Tasting Lounge and Coffee Shop. Book in for a group cider tasting or walk in for a cold drink and slice of our famous collaboration Johnny Ripe pie filled with our house made secret apple sauce.