“Wheatons have been developing and working this land for a hundred years. I’m the third generation to “steer the ship” and hope the next generation will continue the legacy.”
It’s a very good product. I love the look and feel of wool before and after processing.
Our family’s story
Wheatons have been developing and working this land for a hundred years. I’m the third generation to “steer the ship” and hope the next generation will continue the legacy.
The Wheaton farm
Our farm is directly across the water from Kingscote at Redbanks. Land is very tightly held in our area, with only a few neighbours, so we enjoy lots of peace and quiet and privacy. We have around 10,000 sheep on property at any given time, predominantly merinos with a few cross-bred sheep and some cropping for supplementary feed to complement our wool focus.
My Kangaroo Island
I find it very hard to name just one place. I particularly like our area, including the coast and beach. Nearly all of the north coast beaches are favourites too.
My favourite Kangaroo Island Wool garment:
My zip-front hooded jumper – it’s very warm and hard-wearing, always presents well and is a comfortable fit.
Meet more of our wool growers
“I love that the garments are so light and warm to wear –fabulous for travelling or hiking as they take up so little space or weight. They can be worn as casual or upmarket and do not need high...
“I love watching my sheep and wool quality improve over time and I enjoy producing a natural raw product that satisfies one of the basic human needs – warmth.” Why wool? I enjoy the lifestyle that comes with managing...
“Even though the work is hard, there is something satisfying about working with sheep and wool. Growing wool is infectious to me. I cant explain exactly why but I think it is appreciating the softness of the wool or...
“I have spent a lifetime doing what I am passionate about and have no regrets.” We have been producing wool on Turkey Lane for over 50 years. My father took up the lease on this property in 1956 when...
“I enjoy working with sheep and I’m proud of the fibre we produce in a beautiful, pristine environment.” Why wool Kangaroo Island is well suited to growing wool, and the fact that wool is not highly perishable also makes...