History & Geography
Heydon Estate is a boutique, family owned and operated wine producer. Owners George and Mary Heydon have been actively involved since 1995, when they became part owners of the current vineyard. In 2002 George completed viticulture and winemaking studies at the University of Western Australia, leading to his current role as vigneron. In 2004, following the outright purchase of the vineyard, George and Mary moved to the property, together with sons Michael and Conor, and have lived and worked there to the present day. George, also a practicing dentist in the Margaret River township, continues to oversee all vineyard and wine production. Nowadays he also relies on the expertise of viticulturalist Tim Quinlan and winemaker Mark Messenger, both extremely well regarded in their respective fields. Mary is hands-on when it comes to the sales and administration of Heydon Estate and she personally hosts guests at the Cellar Door – it must be said, with the enthusiasm of an Irish-born owner!