A family owned and operated vineyard and Merino farm on the East Coast of Tasmania. Producing award winning Cool Climate Wine and Superfine Wool.
Kelvedon Estate is a family run property since 1829. A sheep and viticulture property, Kelvedon Estate produces Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
Kelvedon was traditionally a fine wool sheep and Cattle property with some cropping, in 1998 the family diversified into Viticulture. Initially 1ha of Pinot clones were planted these vines form the foundation of the very successful Kelvedon Estate Label.
Our first hectare of vines were planted in 1998, and the success of the viticulture enterprise has resulted in expansion over the years to 9 hectares in full production. Half of our vintage is sold under contract to Accolade Wine of which the fruit is made into sparkling wine for the House of Arras Range. The balance of the production is produced for our own label which can be found in restaurants and bottle shops throughout Tasmania and Melbourne.
Growing superfine merino wool is a major part of our business. The majority of the wool we produce makes its way to Italy where it is delicately processed and made into superfine woolen suits.
The sheep are still shorn in the original shearing shed, which is possibly the oldest operating shearing shed in Australia.
Part of Kelvedon Estates charm is its heritage listed buildings circa 1829. The local stone and timbers used in the buildings are still visible today. The shingle rooves have been preserved and can been see when entering the shearing shed and Dutch barn.
Our famous boat shed (possibly the most photographed building on the East Coast) sits on shelly point the southern end of Kelvedon Beach. The boat shed is an important part of our history as this is where all the farm supplies were received from and how our produce left the farm.