From its beginnings in the Adelaide Hills, Beerenberg Farm has become a household name in Australia. Its delicious products are now found in dozens of countries around the world.
Named the Telstra South Australian Business of the Year 2011, Beerenberg farm dates back to 1839, when the Paech family settled at Hahndorf three years after the state of South Australia was proclaimed.
The small farming community of Hahndorf, 28km from Adelaide, was settled by German migrants, who applied their work ethic to the fertile Adelaide Hills land and forged a productive district that has retained its farming heritage. The Paechs settled a property at Paechtown, near Hahndorf. The farm is now known as Beerenberg.