Our Story

Who we are...

Whilst travelling for our 25th wedding anniversary, we were in awe of the beauty and tranquility of the vineyards and dreamt of one day owning our own. Upon our return to Sydney, Australia, we searched and found the vineyard of our dreams, Woodvale Estate in the picturesque Southern Highlands region of NSW. Located only a 90-minute drive from Sydney, the Southern Highlands is described as one of the most breathtaking regions in Australia. The unique combination of geography, geology and climate results in terroir that is perfect for producing beautiful wine. We are excited to have recently our wines to, Sondara, feeling the brand reflect who we are.

Woodvale Estate is situated in one of the world’s most visually arresting pockets of Australia. This 100-acre property boasts tranquil green countryside, crisp air, old willow trees, rolling lawns, water features, manicured garden and a boutique vineyard. The enchanting entrance and extended drive way bordered with fully grown pines that also surround the property welcome and set an inviting tone to the Estate with views to continue past the property line to the rolling hills beyond. 

Woodvale Estate vineyard has been operational since 1991. Due to its cold climate the estate is traditionally known for the production of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Rosé. Our wine is made using our own fruit on the Estate. 

At Sondara Wines we believe that every bottle of our wine should be an expression of the region, as well as a reflection of our commitment to quality and flavour bringing a unique and enjoyable experience.