The Chidlow Wine District includes wineries near Chidlow and Mt Helena in the Perth Hills Wine Region, about 40 km North-East of Perth. Chidlow is a small community in the Shire of Mundaring that was named after Chidlow's Well, which is a small waterhole, located beside the old Northam road. The town was built when the railway was constructed in the 1880s.ilway has since closed but the Railway Reserve Heritage Trail follows the 70 km route of the closed Eastern Railway line which was constructed in the 1880s and ran from York to Fremantle. The trail is now one of the premier recreational facilities in the entire Shire of Mundaring. It is suitable for walking, horse riding and cycling and offers an ideal way to see many of the attractions in the region including the local wineries. The nearby
Lake Leschenaultia is a favourite with both visitors and locals and offers a wide e variety of
recreational activities. It provides safe swimming, kayaking,
canoeing, swimming, walking trails and camping. Chidlow is also the site of the Somerville Ecovillage.
The Perth Hills Wine Region includes eight districts : Inner Perth ; Bickley ; Darlington ; Chidlow ; Gosnells ; Jarrahdale ; Lower Chittering ; Upper Chittering
Chidlow`s Well Estate, WA 6245 Old Northam Road, PO Box 84, Chidlow WA 6556
Chidlow`s Well Estate takes its name from the Chidlow`s Well railway station which was opened in 1884 and served as a terminus and vital water supply for the Eastern Railway steam trains travelling through to Northam, York and the goldfields of Western Australia. The railway station and townsite name was changed from Chidlow`s Well to Chidlow in 1920. Cool winters and warm summer days, combined wi...
Lion Mill Vineyards, WA 700 Lion St, Mount Helena WA 6082
Set 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. Our vineyards, nestled in a gently sloping valley, are framed by natural bush land and the rolling hills of the Darling Range. When the natural timber had been cut out for milling, the valley land was used for fruit production. More about our Vineyard.