Welcome...

Simply put Summer Snow makes apple juice using 100% Australian fruit. A third generation family business that has been growing fruit since 1952 and making variety specific apple juice for nearly 20 years. You can have Summer Snow juice home delivered from our online shop, or view a list of our retailers to find an outlet in your area. 

Summer Snow is all Australian, all fruit, and nothing else.

Our Range

Who can resist the temptation of biting into a crunchy apple, be it red, green or yellow? We reckon that apples are not all created equal and should be juiced to celebrate their own individual personalities. We thought you’d fancy drinking apple juice that tastes like a real Granny Smith or a Pink Lady that tastes like a Pink Lady. Yep, that’s right. We’ve turned your favourite apple into its very own juice.
Summer Snow juice is available in 2L and 300ml sizes and can be found on the shelf of good fruit shops in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, see where to buy to find your closest retailer.

All Year Round Flavours...

Traditional Apple Blend

It’s not every day you get to remake a classic. But unlike most other apple blends out there, I’m an apple juice made from just that, apples. I’m made from a combination of Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and other red varieties. I’m delicious, refreshing and super tasty.

 

Fuji

I’m made from an apple with a rich, honey-sweet taste. Did I mention sweet? I just can’t help being so nice. If you don’t mind me saying so, I’m made from what has been described as ‘the perfect’ eating apple. I’m not strong and bold, just juicy and refreshing. Quite perfect really.

 

Pink Lady

Just like my name implies, I’m a lady! Blushingly radiant, super sweet and a little bit posh, that’s me. I’m made from one of the most attractive and popular apples around town and come from a fruit with a beautiful, exquisite complexion, which makes for my velvety sweetness.

 

Royal Gala

I’m made from what is fast becoming one of the world’s favourite apple varieties, hard to beat that really. My distinctive full but sweet flavour comes from my apple’s red blush of stripes and golden, sun-kissed background. Crisp and crunchy with sweet overtones and you’ve got me in one.

 

Pear

My juice comes from the goodness of pears. Funny that. And just like the bell shaped fruit I’m made from I certainly have a musical ring to me. I’m pleasant and polite and a bit of a fancy pants to be honest. With me, you’ll get a really wonderful, subtle and oh so lovely sip.

 

Apple & Pear

Apples and pears, who could compare? We’re just as good as each other to be honest so together we make one fine dynamic duo. Like two peas in a pod – except we’re two fruits from a tree – we are the perfect combination. Together we make for an instantly satisfyingly, thirst, guzzling juice.

 

Golden Delicious

Just like my name implies, I am golden and delicious. I’m fairly chilled out, mellow yellow and taste pretty darn smooth. I’m made from a popular apple which has been enjoying a massive come-back amongst apple enthusiasts. Sweet, tasty and juicy. De-li-cious!

 

Apple & Lemon

Who would have thought that a fruit that grows so plentiful in the backyard could give me such a tasty kick. Surprisingly I’m a juice which is fruity not sour. That’s because I stepped aside just enough, but not too much to let my feisty lemon side-kick make a guest star appearance. A summer favourite, thirst quenchingly good, that’s us.

 

Granny Smith

Do what Granny says because I can pack a punch! I’m sharp and crisp and not for the faint hearted. While I might be made from an Aussie icon I’m not known for my sweetness. I am larger than life, don’t miss a beat and am bursting with that just picked, bang-on flavour. 

 

Apple and Ginger

You love apple juice but want a little extra kick? Then this juice is for you. It's the smooth, sweet, fresh, apple juice you love but with a sexy ginger bite that smells great, tastes great and will keep that sparkle in your eye..

 

Seasonal Blends...

APPLE & CHERRY

(Not currently in Season)

When Apple met Cherry (that’s me) we became an unlikely match made in heaven. While he loves me for my mouthwateringly plump yet petite figure; I swoon for his fresh and crisp charm. My man truly is the apple of my eye! We may look like an odd pairing around the orchards, but our union makes for one seriously smooth and sweet result.

 

Apple and Pineapple

(Not currently in Season)

This is our little tropical treasure. A juice that will put a spring in your step and make you wanna dance the hula all day long. So dust off your grass skirts and enjoy this unique, sharp and exotic fruit mix that will put a wiggle in your week.

 

Pink Lady and Pomegranate

(Not currently in Season)

The perfect compliment for a pink lady apple is of course another pink fruit, the pomegranate. These pomegranates pack a powerful punch, and together this team is greater than the sum of it's parts! A little bitterness, some sweetness and a brilliant colour is a hard combo to beat.

 

Apple and Blackberry

(Not currently in Season)

Apple and Blackberry; we seem quite different but we really are the best of friends. In a crumble, in a muffin and now together in a juice! One of us a big, round, crispy fruit, the other a small delicate berry and together we make a fantastic sweet juice with just a hint of tang.

 

How it’s made

We like to make sure the apples we use in our juice haven’t fallen far from the tree, so to speak. Only the best pick of the bunch make the grade. That’s because unlike others making juice out there, we don’t boil up our fruit and turn it into a concentrate to later add water, sugar and other stuff to make it stretch further. Nope, not us.

We just pick the best apples, crush ‘em in our big press and pasteurise it to keep the ‘just picked’ taste and nutrients in. Because our juices are pressed cold the gentleness of our process makes sure the taste unique to each apple variety is captured in each juice.
Summer Snow juices are made from just fruit, no juice concentrates, preservatives, colours or flavours. Nothing artificial and all Australian.

Where it all began...

Summer Snow. Juice made where the fruit is grown.

Summer Snow. Juice made where the fruit is grown.

Our family owned apple orchard has been supplying fresh apples and pears to markets and grocers around the nation since 1952.

Originally the orchard was planted by William E Lowe in the 1920s. Then sometime during the second world war it was purchased by a steel factory called Diecasters.

The steel factory used to send their workers to the orchard to take in some fresh air and enjoy time away from the industrial, grubby surrounds of the factory to pick fruit.  The pickers’ huts from all those years ago can still be spotted hiding up the back of the property and could definitely tell a yarn or two.

Bellevue Orchard was first bought into the family by Angelo Russo and his brothers after they purchased the property in the early 50's. 

In 1977 Angelo’s sons, Robert and Joe purchased the orchard from their uncles and father, they expanded the orchard and planted some newer fruit varieties.  In 1994, Joe’s daughter Bernadette began working on the orchard and later Robert’s son Nicholas joined the team.

Then one day…

It was  Australia Day weekend, January 1998 when an almighty hail storm in the heart of summer hit the orchard and changed the course of the business forever.

The torrential hailstorm ripped through the orchard and devastated our crop only days before it was to be harvested. Large hail stones blanketed the orchard like snow. In an effort to come to terms with nature’s twist of fate and inspired by the storm, we decided to install an apple juicing plant and make juice from real fruit!

Old friends in the ‘Joyce family’ helped us get back on our feet by selling us the machinery needed to produce our first batch of apple juice. Robert, a mechanic by trade, put his handy-man skills to work and fully restored the machinery which had been pre-loved and delivered in parts.  Several months, late nights at the orchard and a little imagination later we converted the storm-kissed fruit into first class Australian apple juice and the brand Summer Snow was born.

Then Summer Snow grew, and grew, and grew…

Family members started attending farmers markets and green grocers, letting people try real apple juice - very different from the juice made concentrates.

Bellevue Orchard, regained its strength and continues to produce much of the fruit for our Summer Snow juices. We supply Summer Snow apple juice to green grocers, independent supermarkets and even make apple juice especially for a select group of companies around the country.

This is our team...

Our team is really just one big family. We all grow up at some stage, okay so not all of us. But we are definitely a team of people who take making the best apple juice in Australia seriously. We are up-before-the-crack-of-dawn kinda people because we’re proud of our heritage and get pretty excited about being able to produce natural juice, as healthy as a real apple, direct from the farm.
Our crew’s enthusiasm and passion for making juice that is just fruit in a bottle hand-picked from Australian orchards, along with our diverse careers and life experiences, has driven Summer Snow to where it is today.

Robert Russo Company director, and all ‘round fix it man.

Robert Russo
Company director, and all ‘round fix it man.

Joe Russo Company director, forkie and chief worrier.  

Joe Russo
Company director, forkie and chief worrier.

 

Bernadette Russo Floor manager, operations and chaos control.

Bernadette Russo
Floor manager, operations and chaos control.

Nick Russo Business development and resident nerd.

Nick Russo
Business development and resident nerd.

Luke Southwell Sales, business development and all round wise-guy.

Luke Southwell

Sales, business development and all round wise-guy.

Brett Russell Operations lead, all-rounder and fireman.

Brett Russell
Operations lead, all-rounder and fireman.

Lizzy (Russo) Crestani Packing manager and head chef.

Lizzy (Russo) Crestani
Packing manager and head chef.

Brooke Duggan Direct sales, production and prankster.

Brooke Duggan
Direct sales, production and prankster.

Adam Smith Slashing and planting and stunt car driving.

Adam Smith
Slashing and planting and stunt car driving.

Caz Wadeson Pruning, picking and taking care of the trees.

Caz Wadeson
Pruning, picking and taking care of the trees.

Barry Kinna Truck driver, delivery man and dad-joke-teller.

Barry Kinna
Truck driver, delivery man and dad-joke-teller.

Mim Cormack Office organiser and BMX bandit.

Mim Cormack
Office organiser and BMX bandit.

Jeremy Hallett Forklift driver, apple crushing and chess master.

Jeremy Hallett
Forklift driver, apple crushing and chess master.

Matt Tomlin Apple crushing, cleaning and survival expert.

Matt Tomlin
Apple crushing, cleaning and survival expert.

Then there is all of our talented, friendly and dedicated staff that are here early every day working the juice press, the packing line and of course growing fruit.