Our Story

 

Flyfaire is a sustainable, low chemical and low carbon single block vineyard situated in the pristine Woomargama National Park, NSW, Australia. We focus on low acreage methods to produce high quality, distinctive tasting wines. 

Our first plantings went into the ground in 1993 starting with our well established Chardonnay and Riesling vines. The vines are planted at an elevation of 650m in granite country of the Great Dividing Range. Our wines display varietal characteristics that are a testament to our cool climate.

Our Cellar Door and Café experience opened in June of 2013 and it provides a pleasurable escape from the rush of everyday life. We feature a seasonal locally sourced café menu that we're sure you'll enjoy. Drop by today to taste one of our vintages and experience our cellar door. 

A Short History of Flyfaire

Henry Baüerle was the first registered owner in 1861 of the property. On the 23rd of September, 1891 the property was resurveyed and Angus McPherson purchased it for £19.30.

Margaret and Robert Hicks then owned the property in 1930’s and 40’s and named the property "Lockloman". They ran sheep on the property and, after serving in  World War II, Robert passed away on the property from a war injury. The property then passed to John Sanderson who occupied the property during the 1950’s.

Mrs Phyllis Mary Faireburn purchased the property in the mid 1960’s and renamed it "Phylfaire". She was a women of tenacity and strength. She ran sheep and grew crops whilst living in the cottage still standing on the property.

Upon her passing, David Schuter, her nephew, inherited the property and sold it to Leslie in 1984. The property was then named "Flyfaire" as it occurred on the parish maps. Les kept this name as it manifests in the wedge-tail eagles that reside at Flyfaire. We are discovering more history of the property as more and more people visit us with their stories of Flyfaire.

 

Our Team

Leslie, Winemaker

Leslie, Winemaker

Leslie, Winemaker

Leslie is our creative side, crafting all of the wonderful wines that we have to offer. He is responsible for managing the end to end wine-making process and all of the daily operations of the farm. He studied a Diploma of Agriculture Science at Wagga Wagga Agriculture College and Viticulture at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.

 
Julianne, Business Director

Julianne, Business Director

Julianne, Business Director

Julianne manages the day to day business operations for functions and events, as well as managing the café. She studied a Diploma of General Studies majoring in Psychology and Sociology  at Caulfield Institute of Technology in Melbourne. 

 
Vineyard Dogs

Vineyard Dogs

Vineyard Dogs

No vineyard would be complete without our trusty vineyard dogs to keep watch over things, such as this load of wood for the fireplace at the cellar door. We are sure you will enjoy their friendly greetings when you visit.