Yaxley Estate Vineyard is a located in the South East region of Tasmania: a sunny, dry and hilly landscape facing the deep blue of the Tasman Sea. Planted on a sandy slope facing north, the vineyard receives the first rays of the morning sun as it rises over the ocean. The summer days are the longest in Australia and this, tempered with a cool, dry microclimate means the grapes ripen over a longer period and thus produce a more intense fruit flavour for each variety.
Yaxley Estate was developed through the hard work of Bill and Helen Yaxley with assistance from their sons John and Jim. Bill is also a well-known painter and sculptor and Helen is a talented ceramicist who shows and sells her work at Vines and Designs Gallery Cafe. Jim works in mining and exploration in North Queensland.
John now manages the property and has been diversifying the business into producing fat lambs and collaborating with Essential Oils of Tasmania to establish a boronia plantation
Bill and Helen now have the time to focus on their grandchildren and art work, some of which is displayed on this site.
Yaxley Estate painted by Bill Yaxley