Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What makes some wines unsuitable for Vegans? Do you have any vegan friendly wine?

Sometimes natural clarifying and stabilizing products can be added to wine that is derived from animals, such as eggs and milk.

Yes, we do have vegan-friendly wines, including all of our Wayward Child wines (a white, as red, a sweet fortified and an amber wine), as well as our Inara red wines.

When was the vineyard planted at Helen & Joey Estate?

The vineyard was originally planted in 1995 and 1996. Helen & Joey purchased the property in 2010.

What size is the vineyard? How much wine is produced?

The vineyard is a bit over 80 acres in size. Grape production is targeted at 200-240 tonne which produces an average of about 20 000 x 12 bottle cases. This puts us at the larger end of boutique wine production in Australia.

What grape varieties are grow at Helen and Joey Estate?

Our vineyard planting is split 65% red varieties and 35% white varieties. The reds are Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, with a very small amount of Shiraz. The is also a small planting of Cabernet Franc, but these vines are so new they are yet to produce fruit.

The whites are predominantly Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, with very small amounts of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

There is a replanting schedule ahead that may see the vineyard composition change.

What wines do you make?

We make quite a lot of different wines at a variety of prices. Our most affordable wines are called Inara and include a sparkling, a rosé, three reds and two whites. They are all made as easy drinking lifestyle wines, launched just in time for Aussie summer living. Our premium wines are called Layla and Alena. We also make experimental/alternative wines called Wayward Child and Ultra-premium classics under our “Block D”, “Re’em” and “Alicorn” labels.

What days does your Cellar Door open?

We are closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day. Otherwise, we are open from 10-5 every day of the week.

Is there a restaurant at Helen & Joey Estate?

We serve food but do not have a hot kitchen or a separate restaurant/dining area. We offer charcuterie and cheese, as well as some sweet treats throughout our cellar door space, including or large outdoor deck. We can offer larger groups other options including barbecue.