Here at Yarra Valley Berkshires we exist for one simple reason. To create the most delicious pork on the planet. And because great pork comes from the best, happy, healthy pigs we have built our business on four legs.
1. We'RE ALL ABOUT PIGS
Our pigs are a heritage breed of Berkshire Pigs originally from England. Famous for their premium quality and creamy flavour. We have meticulously selected our pigs pedigree to ensure only the best pigs make the Yarra Valley Berkshire grade. These happy pigs live in Victoria on our properties in the Yarra Valley and East Gippsland, living a pampered life worthy of their world class quality.
2. We'RE ALL ABOUT PADDOCKS
Having world-class pigs is not enough to create world-class pork, so we have dedicated our lives to our agricultural craft and to pushing the boundaries of premium quality pork. We focus on the details, ensuring the environmental design of our farms help to reduce stress and increase piggy happiness. Raised free-range they spend their days grazing on quality grass pasture in open paddocks able to dig and roam in a stress-free environment.
3. We'RE ALL ABOUT PArtnerships
Great pigs, great paddocks and... great feed. That’s the third piece of the puzzle, and we have always been obsessed with the quality and type of pasture grass and grains. And then Brett met Cameron from Four Pillars Gin, and the partnership took our pig feed to a new level.
Today, Yarra Valley Berkshire partners with Four Pillars Gin, local legends and Australia’s best craft gin distillers to create a truly unique feed for our beloved beasts. Four Pillars Gin prides itself on pushing the possibilities of gin through their craft, their innovation and their commitment to quality and flavour above all. At the heart of every Four Pillars Gin is a blend of delicious botanicals, some native and some international. It’s this rich and delicious botanical mix that we upcycle and add into our Gin Pigs’ feed, giving their meat a flavour profile and a rich, succulent texture which is truly unique.
4. We'RE ALL ABOUT Produce
It is our complete commitment to quality produce and practices that creates the complex and mouthwatering taste of Gin Pig Pork.
Our dedication to craft ensures that the combination of all the elements we put into raising our pigs are perfectly balanced. From our consistently refined grain mix, to our extended aging process which ensures perfectly marbled pork.
The stress-free paddocks for the pigs to roam to our Four Pillars Gin botanicals which slowly infuse into the meat of our animals. All of these elements come together in harmony to create the succulent flavour and texture of our Gin Pig Pork which simply cannot be found anywhere else in the world.