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Welcome to GilGraves.

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Welcome to GilGraves accommodation, healthy hospitality and produce. We truly believe that "life is not a dress rehearsal" , hence in 2010 we (Kaye and Ken) purchased a 50 acre property in  Axedale, to start a completely new venture . Living the dream we started farming sheep, growing grapes, gathering farm friendly animals and offering accommodation on our picturesque farm. A steep learning curve was the path we set for ourselves doing most of the farm work ourselves.

We believe nature is the author of wine and food, hence our approach is to farm and grow our grapes with minimal intervention principles. The farm has brought us much pleasure and occasion to seek new knowledge and develop new skills from those who know best!. We engaged like minded  experts who guided us in the planting and growing of the vines and the development of our Dorper sheep flock.

The vineyard was  planted with our own hands with four varieties of grapes. We purchased high quality Dorper sheep and rams to breed  the stock up to a flock of 80. We nurture and enjoy our farm friendly pets, chooks, Indian Runner ducks Klara and Kora, our goat King Billy, 2 Merino sheep Kevin and Kelvin and our 5 Dexter cows.  

Our accommodation (Axedale Farm Cottage) is cosy, well appointed, child friendly and from the surrounding verandah you can enjoy  panoramic and exquisite views of the typical undulating Australian gums and farmland. The cottage overlooks the vineyard and is secluded in a very private setting.

Our accommodation options also include an inner city Bendigo B&B opportunity. 

We hope that you get to enjoy all that GilGraves have to offer.  




“Life is not a dress rehearsal.”