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 picnic for you outside on the winery grounds.

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


New Releases

We are proud to announce the release of two Estate wines - Harry’s Shiraz 2016 and Stephanie's Chardonnay 2017..

Harry's Shiraz 2016: This is a rich complex shiraz in the Wayawu Estate tradition. Deep purple in the glass, red and black fruits with French oak aromas. Full palate experience, holding tannins and a delicate spice finish.

Stephanie's Chardonnay 2017: A first for Wayawu Estate, this is a lightly wooded Chardonnay with refreshing tropical fruit notes and a lingering smooth finish.

Available for tasting and purchase through our Cellar Door.


Visit our Cellar Door 

Open Weekends  11:00AM - 4:00PM

Weekday visits by appointment
(0400 677 400)