Emu Ridge turns 30

30 years

EMU RIDGE 30th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS will be celebrated on the 10th April 2021

It seems like only yesterday when we founded Emu Ridge on the 8th April in 1991!
If you would like to come and help Celebrate with us we will be celebrating this milestone on Saturday the 1oth of April.
Dinner will be available on the night from 6pm: BBQ & salad or Burgers & chips  for $15.00 a meal or we would love you to just come and enjoy the celebrations and have a drink with us.
Official Cutting of the cake at 8pm
Then enjoy the night with a great local live band “36 South” and “DJ Tiffany”
Luckily covid regulations have eased, but please still book a table or as individuals for our numbers thanks.

RSVP by the 5th April.

We cant wait to see everyone for this special occasion to celebrate this milestone with us!

don burke

Don Burke officially opened Emu Ridge on the 10th of April 1992 after we had bought down the old MacGillivray Post Office from the farm house. Our 3 kids used to have a ball at the distillery, it  was their playground! Wow how things have changed, they now  have children of their own and its there playground! We are not really sure when we really started Emu Ridge, sometime after Tiffany was born which was the 3rd of January 1991.  To begin with Larry built the still and then we had a caravan and used to sell our oils from there and when we weren’t open there was a sign directing people to our house and we sold visitors eucalyptus oil and souvenirs that I had made from our china cabinet in the lounge room!


Our 3 children back in the beginning 🙂 Playing on Larrys crane, this used to pull out the old cooks

It’s funny how Day by Day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different!

We can all go through life working hard and keeping busy.  It’s so important to look back and reflect on how life has changed. Businesses grow, the kids get older, grandchildren come along. Certainly for us since we opened in April 1991 a lot has changed, and we are proud of where we are today 🙂

Our children are all now Directors of our company which is nice, and Choppa our Kelpie is the meeter and greeter!

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Our family and our grandkids