Helen’s Hill Estate is 100% family-owned vineyard and winery with all of the various benefits and wrinkles that come with running a family operation!

We are the 5th generation of our families to farm – a fact which we are immensely proud of. Each of us explored off-farm careers before bringing our hard earned knowledge back to our agricultural roots.

But before we get to carried away with our achievements we all know that Helen’s Hill Estate would never have got off the drawing board if it wasn’t for Lewis and Roma. Their intimate knowledge of the land accumulated through years of broad acre farming in the Mallee and years of hard work building the vineyard has been the corner stone to our success.

Our corporate logo depicts the evolution of our enterprise. The wheat sheaf is where we all started, on the land. Some travelled the path of medicine; the serpent and the cross; some entered the world of trading financial markets; the bull and the bear; but we all ended up back on the land; bunch of grapes.

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Lewis and Roma

A lot of the initial set up and heavy lifting in the formative years of Helen’s Hill was undertaken by the senior members of the family. Lewis and Roma have spent their entire lives farming.

As a very young man (boy really) Lewis took over his father’s broad acre farm in the Mallee before “retiring” to the Yarra Valley to set up Helen’s Hill. His years of farming knowledge are the corner stones to our success.

Nothing will survive and succeed unless the foundations are right. Thanks to Lewis and Roma are foundations are rock solid.

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Robyn and Andrew spent some years following a medical career before returning to their agricultural roots.

Focussing primarily on the vineyard operations, it is their passion and expertise that provides Helen’s Hill with exceptional quality fruit to make our wines.

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Helens Hill Estate Christine minus Allan

Christine and Allan

Christine and Allan left the land to pursue careers in finance before returning to their agricultural roots.

Their primary focus is on the wine production and marketing side of the operation.

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The Wine Maker

Winemaker Scott McCarthy was born in the wine game. From the moment he was old enough to walk his father had him in the family vineyard picking grapes (according to Scott that was at the ripe old age of 4!)

All of this provided invaluable experience in the basics of the wine making process. Scott joined Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family
owned winery, and after spending 10 years working in the Barossa Valley, Scott spent a number of years in areas as diverse as the Napa Valley, the Loire Valley and Languedoc region in France, and Marlborough, in New
Zealand.
Throughout his travels he came to realise that making wines from a cool climate region was where his true winemaking passion lay, and as a result he settled back in Australia at one of the best cool climate regions in the world; the Yarra Valley.

Scott’s combination of New World and Old World experience is perfect for what we are about at Helen’s Hill Estate.

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Our corporate logo depicts the evolution of our enterprise. The wheat sheaf is where we all started, on the land. Some traveled the path of medicine; the serpent and the cross; some entered the world of trading financial markets; the bull and the bear; but we all ended up back on the land; bunch of grapes.