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Yarra Valley Caviar is a boutique fresh water aquaculture farm located at the base of the Rubicon River in the Yarra Valley region of rural Victoria.
It is the only dedicated Australian producer of fresh water Atlantic Salmon and a staunch believer in the humane treatment of its fish, taking a completely natural approach to its rearing and roe extraction. In addition to salmon, Yarra Valley Caviar now also produces and harvests Rainbow Trout and Brook Trout roe for their caviar range.
The fish are sustainably raised in long earthen ponds at the foot of the Victorian Alps, fed by waterfalls, so are able to live in their own natural environment, with plenty of space to move and grow in the fresh flowing water.
The fish are milked for roe entirely by hand, once a year, under a completely natural anaesthetic of clove oil, and are then gently placed backed in their ponds to spawn again the following year. See our milking in progress.
Following strict UK soil association guidelines for organic aquaculture, the farm has banned the use of any antibiotics or chemicals, and its roe is cleaned, processed and packaged on site, without the use of any additives. The result is a superb quality roe which is salted with premium sea salt flakes to produce bright, plump and flawless caviar - bursting with flavour.