et in the Darling Range east of Perth, Lion Mill Vineyards is planted with vines on land selected in the 1870s. Initially part of an important timber milling area, the region later became a centre of fruit growing and small farming. The Lion Mill cellar door looks out over the vineyards on this picturesque property.
Lion Mill Vineyards are located on the northern side of a gently sloping valley on Charlotte Brook. The soils are those typical of the Perth Hills Geographical Indication: loam, gravelly loam and lateritic gravels. The elevation – just under 300 metres, the cold winters with a higher than moderate chill factor and the warm dry summers provide conditions that are well suited to the production of quality fruit displaying regional characteristics.
From vines first planted in the late 1990s, the owners draw on the production of about 1.5 hectares of vineyard.