Who We Are
Since 1888, our family has grown apples in Tasmania’s beautiful Huon Valley. In 1998, we went completely organic, and haven’t looked back since.
Everything we do on our orchards and throughout our business is guided by two principles: to grow the best tasting, most natural and highest quality apples we can, and to make sure every single piece of our fruit serves a purpose—whether that’s just as an apple, or as juice, cider or other products that might surprise you.
1868 - 1948
William Smith and his wife Elsie planted their first apple tree in the Huon Valley.
1907 - 1964
The business passes to their son, Ron, and his wife Ruth—the origin of the name “R&R Smith”. Ron serves in WWI while Ruth keeps the business running.
1941 - present
The orchard then passes on to Ron and Ruth’s son, Ian. He steers the business through the most difficult period the Tasmanian apple industry has ever faced.
1997 - present
After over three decades, Ian hands ownership of the business over to his son, Andrew.
The business becomes certified organic
Ian Smith ▾
Andrew Smith ▾
Grant Newbon ▾
Scott Price ▾
Dale Newbon ▾
Carolyn Krakowiak ▾
Liz Bannister ▾
Our orchards cover just over 151 acres in the beautiful Huon Valley of southern Tasmania, far away from the pollution and disruption of cities, mining and manufacturing.
Our air is some of the cleanest in the world, and the cool, clear rain that falls on our trees is blown directly up from Antarctica.
Our original orchard, founded by and his wife Elsie in 1888.
Our pack house is located on site at this orchard, it's the home of the R&R Smith packers and office team.
Our newest orchard, Rookwood, sits on the banks of the Huon River.
Just beyond its borders lies the great expanse of the western Tasmanian wilderness.
We’ve nicknamed this orchard Wayne's World, it's growing up a sunny, sloping hillside that you can see from the windows of the pack house.