Thousand Candles is a farm where the outputs of our endeavours are representative of the landscape and the essence of place.

We farm vines and beef with an unequivocal objective of achieving unique character; a statement of the farm and the seasons passed.


James Halliday on Thousand Candles (after tasting)

NEWS ARTICLES Publish Date: 03 Mar 2014 The wines of Thousand Candles (Killara Park Estate) by James Halliday for the Weekend Australian Magazine (extended version) I am frequently being asked ‘how do you do it’, meaning how can I write between two and three books a year, my column for this newspaper, contributions to magazines Read more >

James Halliday on Thousand Candles (before tasting)

BeforeTasting What is now called the Thousand Candles vineyard was originally known as Killara Estate, which had been planted in 1997. The Thousand Candles name comes from a 19th century account harking back to its indigenous occupiers. A ceremony granting free passage to the lands around the property was witnessed by a European who, referring Read more >

In the vineyard we map the increase in biomass and biological diversity. We have observed that this is reflected in wine quality.


Cooking on the farm

Cooking on the Farm – Brawn Brawn is frequently on the menu at thousand candles farm. Made traditionally (but not exclusively) from an ungracious cross section of a pigs head. Age old traditions and skills required once hidden are being re-discovered to turn unpopular and frequently discarded cuts of a beast into something spectacular. I Read more >

A place called Thousand Candles

Thousand Candles Farm is a meeting place of mountains, rolling hills, bush, pasture, flood plain, creeks and river. It is a place of abundance, pre-dating European settlement with eel, roo, cray and waterfowl staples of the local food bowl. The property has a 150 year history combining horticultural and pastoral farming. There is a hill Read more >