The eight acre vineyard in Kangaroo Ground at the Western end of the Yarra
Valley in the Shire of Nillumbik was planted to Riesling, Chardonnay and
Cabernet in 1986.
The property was named “Wildfell” by a pioneering Scotsman, Walter
Wippel, who settled this property in the Kangaroo
Ground area in the early 1850's; establishing orchards, market gardens
and grazing land.
No doubt, wine production was high on the list of priorities, and the
rich decomposed volcanic soils assisted in this pursuit.
Over 150 years on, the Kangaroo Ground area has seen the
establishment of a number of new vineyards due to the high quality of
the fruit and ideal growing conditions. It's proximity to Melbourne and
the rolling hills broken by dense stands of Red Box and other eucalypts
makes it a haven for weekend visitors and wine tasters from all over.