About Lychee Divine

Also the home to Tomarata & Lychee Hill Estate

|About Lychee Divine
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LOCATED ON THE BEAUTIFUL FRASER COAST

Tomarata Orchard & Lychee Hill Estate

Tomarata Orchard is a farming enterprise specialising in Australian fresh lychees. Tomarata is the branding for our fresh lychees on the export and domestic market.

Our family team includes myself (John), wife Kerry and our son, David. David has 3 boys who love helping on the farm. We are one of the largest growers of lychees in Australia. Our farm is located on the Fraser Coast of Queensland at Tiaro. The orchard has 3,000 lychee trees consisting of 5 different varieties so that we can extend the short season with early and late fruit.

THE STORY OF

Lychee Divine

The trading name “Lychee Divine” was developed from exhibiting at numerous shows in Queensland and New South Wales. We have a retail outlet on the Bruce Highway, south of Maryborough named Lychee Divine that includes a Satellite Cellar Door and Visitor Centre where we sell our full range and other local, Queensland and Australian products.

We are passionate about keeping Australian lychees on the table all year round. This brought us to start value-adding our lychees in 2010. Taking awards from the start. We are the only commercial manufacturer of lychees in Australia producing awarding winning Liqueurs, Balsamic Vinegars, Sauces and now our fantastic Lychee Ice-cream range made by a gourmet ice cream producer on the Sunshine Coast.

Lychees are a difficult fruit to value add to, as before you start they have to be peeled and deseeded.

Our first Lychee liqueur was produced in 2010 from 800kg of hand peeled lychees. From that we made 900 bottles of Lychee Liqueur. These were sold in 6 weeks. We knew then we needed to investigate how we could do this without so much labour by our following Lychee season. We were able to modify a prototype machine to do this in a small way but using one person instead of 6.

This year 2016, we finally made our Sparkling Lychee Wine. It has been 2 years in the making and the result is fantastic. With the introduction of a wine we needed to rebrand the value-adding side that would represent a winery. So Lychee Hill Estate was born.

Next year we will introduce 3 new wines – a Sparkling Rosé, a still white and a still red wine. Our manufacturing has grown considerably due to the demand for our products. 2017 will bring a new factory to increase our productivity.

VISIT US AT

Lychee Divine

Drop in at Lychee Divine, just south of Maryborough.  Conveniently located on the Bruce Highway, you can come in and just enjoy a coffee or tea, or visit our satellite cellar door and visitor centre and discover our range of award winning liqueurs and condiments as well as other Queensland and Australian products.

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FRESH LYCHEES GROWN AT

Tomarata Orchard

Fresh lychees are available fresh from Lychee Divine during the months of mid-December through to mid-February. Our lychees are used in all of our liqueurs and condiments

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AWARD WINNING

Lychee Liqueurs

Enjoy our range of lychee liqueurs, purchase online or visit us at the Lychee Divine cellar door where you can sample the full range.

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NEW FROM LYCHEE HILL ESTATE

Sparkling Lychee Wine

We are extremely proud of our latest lychee product – Sparkling Lychee Wine. Sensational with a platter of local cheeses, to enjoy at any time.

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DELICIOUS

Lychee Condiments

Discover our delicious range of lychee condiments; chutneys, sauces – sweet and savoury – as well as our lychee balsamic vinegars.

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For More Information About Lychee Divine & Our Products

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