Helen & Joey Estate

Victoria | Yarra Valley

James' Review

This is the venture of Helen Xu, who purchased the large Fernando Vineyard on Spring Lane in 2010. It is planted to pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay, pinot gris, shiraz and sauvignon blanc. Helen's background is quite varied. She has a Masters degree in analytical chemistry, and was a QA manager for Nestle for several years. She now owns a business in Shanghai, working with textile ink development together with husband Joey, and they currently split their time between China and Australia. Exports to the US, Singapore, Japan and China.


Helen and Joey Estate is located in the prestigious Yarra Valley, just 45 km north east of Melbourne. The cool continental climate, paired with substantial average rainfall provide excellent grape growing conditions. The Fernando Vineyard on Spring Lane in Gruyere was purchased in 2010 by Helen and Joey. Since that time much passion, hard work and expertise has gone in to producing premium fruit of all the varieties planted across this stunning 200 acre farm.

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Helen and Joey Wines
Winemaker Meg Brodtmann MW
Established 2011
Dozens 28 000
Vineyards (area) 35 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Address 12-14 Spring Lane, Gruyere, Vic 3770
Telephone 1800 989 463
Website www.helenandjoeyestate.com.au