Beerenberg is a story of risk, hard work and a long term commitment.
Almost 200 years ago, Beerenberg ancestors, George and Anna Paech and their young family embarked on a courageous journey from their home in German-speaking Prussia to South Australia, a land they knew little about, on the other side of the world.
They were fortunate to settle on land in the Adelaide Hills, which offered nutrient rich soil with gentle north-facing slopes, perfect for growing fruit and vegetables. They worked hard over the years, seeing themselves as stewards of the land, whilst cultivating their craft of food production.
Six generations later, the Paech family still 100% own, farm and live on the property, which is now known as The Beerenberg Family Farm.
The name Beerenberg means ‘Berry Hill’ in German, a nod to our heritage, our produce and our hillside location.
From L to R: Robert, Sally, Carol (our Mum) and Anthony Paech
Today Beerenberg is a thriving family-owned farm, tourist destination and manufacturer of the best tasting jams, chutneys, sauces and dressings. With 85 employees (most of them Adelaide Hills residents) they love sharing a taste of the country life with the thousands of people who visit their farm to pick their own strawberries and taste their products.
BEERENBERG PRODUCTS ARE AN ESSENTIAL ITEM IN MANY COUNTRY CULTURE GIFTS BOXES.
Beerenberg have created the perfect quince & pear celebration that will turn any brie or cheddar into the life of the party.
Their Worcestershire Sauce packs a lot of flavour into one little bottle. Savoury yet a little bit sweet, this authentic sauce is a true classic.
WHERE TO VISIT BEERENBERG
One of the most popular attractions in Hahndorf is the Beerenberg Farm, which dates back to the early 1800s. Set to the east of the town, it has been run by five generations of the Paech family since the German immigrants settled in this part of the country.
The working farm produces tonnes of goods every year, including strawberries, mixed vegetables, sweetcorn, jams, pickles, chutneys, and sauces. A day at the farm promises fun for all the family, with strawberry picking, rose gardens, and leisurely walks on offer.