Wayawu Estate is a family owned boutique winery on a picturesque property owned by Stephanie and John Henry. Stephanie manages the vineyard while John manages the winery. Family and friends help with the pruning, the picking and with the bottling.


The name?

Wayawu is a Northeast Arnhem Land word for places where the Milky Way touches the earth. This name was bestowed on our property by the Manggalili artist Nami Maymuru-White in 1984.

Nami gave permission for us to use this name for our Estate in 2006. One of Nami’s paintings of the Milky Way was reproduced on the labels of our early vintages.

Pronunciation? Wayawu is pronounced as Wayawoo (similar to the ending in ‘Woolloomooloo’). 



News and Events

Fancy some lunch?

Enjoy a delicious grazing platter in our cellar door or let us arrange a table for you outside on the winery grounds.

Platters available all weekend. Booking ahead for large groups is recommended  

New Releases

In during 2018 we released four Estate wines - Harry’s Shiraz 2017, Emily's Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, a Shiraz Cabernet 2017 and Stephanie's Chardonnay 2018.

Harry's Shiraz 2017: A rich complex Shiraz in the Wayawu Estate tradition. Deep ruby in the glass, plum fruit with French oak aromas. Full palate experience, holding tannins and a delicate spice finish.

Emily's Cabernet Sauvignon 2017: A wine of deep ruby colour and complex blackcurrant fruits and spices held together by a fine tannin structure. The finish is long and satisfying.

Wayawu's Shiraz Cabernet 2017: A 50:50 blend with an extended palate. Ripe fruit, soft middle palate and a hint of pepper at the finish.

Stephanie's Chardonnay 2018: This wine follows the success of the 2017 Chardonnay. A lightly wooded Chardonnay with refreshing tropical fruit notes and a lingering smooth finish.

Unfortunately from the end of March 2019 Emily's Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 and Wayawu's Shiraz Cabernet 2017 will no longer be available through the cellar door - we have sold out!

But the good news is that Harry's Shiraz 2017 and Stephanie's Chardonnay 2018 are still available for tasting and purchase through our Cellar Door.



Visit our Cellar Door 

Open Weekends  11:00AM - 5:00PM

Weekday visits by appointment
(0400 677 400)