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Ken Helm
Helm wine
Wine maker Ken Helm at work with the vats
riesling line up
ken and judith
Ken Helm
Helm wine
Wine maker Ken Helm at work with the vats
riesling line up
ken and judith


Raise your glass to a palate-pleasing experience at Helm Wines, one of the leading wineries in the Canberra district. Established by Ken and Judith Helm in 1973, Helm Wines is known for producing award-winning Rieslings and Cabernet Sauvignons.

The winery, which has been given a red five-star rating by James Halliday, is a must-visit for all budding and experienced wine connoisseurs.

Helm Wines tasting room is the 1888 Toual Public School House which is listed by the National Trust and was the inspiration for the school bell featured on their label. It was once used for meetings of the Temperance League, where locals signed the pledge against alcohol.

Located approximately 30 kilometres north of Canberra, the rural setting is the perfect backdrop for tasting quality wines and learning about the art of winemaking.

Bookings are required for groups.

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19 Butts Road, New South Wales, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 56 reviews

“I'm Horrified (I haven't been here before)”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by BrettLT

I can't believe I've been collecting wine for almost 40 years, and Helm Wines have escaped my attention. That is a massive fail on my part. Ken Helm is a wine industry treasure who makes exceptional...

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“Ken Helm Wines - An Exceptional Man making Exceptional Wines”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4mos ago by 127MichelleB

Ken Helm...not only an exceptional wine maker but a man with a fascinating life history and he is only too happy to spend time chatting while serving his remarkable wines for tasting. Visit and of...

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“.A Fabulous Experience.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by Morrie J

I was at Helm for a visit on the Australia Day weekend and had a wonderful time. I didn't test then, and didn't stay too long but bought a mixed half dozen, but the folk were courteous, friendly...

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  • Canberra District
  • Southern New South Wales (zone)
  • Carpark
  • Cellar Door
  • Delivery available
  • Online Orders
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Wine Tasting
  • Fully licensed
  • Over $40