Heathcote Wineries

Wanted Man vineyard sits on an elevated, north facing slope in Central Victoria’s Heathcote, a region relatively youthful in wine production, a wise elder in terms of viticulture and winemaking, with soil and rocks as ancient as Mother Nature herself.

Wanted Man Vineyard

Ian Rathjen is a fourth generation Colbinabbin farmer whose family has been cultivating the rich Cambrian soil since the late 1850s.  Henning Rathjen, Ian’s grandfather, was the first to plant grapes in the area, but that vineyard was converted back to broadacre farming in the 1920s.  In 1998, Ian’s brother Darryl and their father Finlay … Read More

Whistling Eagle

Whitebox was created as a family vineyard venture to produce wines from two of Australia’s finest wine regions, Heathcote and the Yarra Valley. The name Whitebox is taken from the rare White Box eucalypt, one of the largest remaining stands of which surrounds the winery site at the base of the Mount Camel Range; in … Read More

David and Diana Anderson moved to Heathcote in 1991 when their three children were still in primary school.  David was an artist painting portraits and landscapes, Diana was a medical technologist.  David expanded his business into wedding and baby photography.  By 1981, they were working together in the business, with Diana assisting with office work … Read More

Wild Duck Creek Estate
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