The western districts of Victoria is some of the most prized wool growing country in Australia. Rich fertile volcanic plains are intersected by the steep sandstone peaks of The Grampians ranges, an abundance of ancient River Red Gums (E. camaldulensis), a generally reliable winter rainfall and mild summers all come together to provide a spectacular natural environment for growing high quality, white bright medium to superfine merino wool.
Woolgrowers from the area, some of whom have been connected to the land for generations, recognise the importance of the region and how the natural environment impacts on the quality of the wool they grow.
Meet the WoolgrowersAC & AM KEALYE & B KEALYPETER & JOANNE ARMSTRONGDANIEL LEWISTOM SCHOLFIELDTOM & ALISON SILCOCKMARK WILLIAMSR & D LUHRS
One small seed
Through the ages from 'one small seed' in The Grampians Victoria Australia tall and majestic River Red Gums grew. Some are now over 1,000 years old. Providing shelter for the regions thousands of merino sheep these magnificent trees are just as much a part of the fabric of woolgrowing as the sheep themselves.
Bonded by nature
As a woolgrower you are inextricably linked to the environment around you. Everything you do relies on nature. Everything in wool is bonded by nature.
For generations the spectacular Grampians region of the western districts of Victoria Australia have nurtured and provided a home for merino sheep, wool growers and their families and the magnificent River Red Gums.