Our History

Wharncliffe circa 1905

Wharncliffe circa 1905

Wharncliffe has been part of the Kingston farming scene for almost 180 years. Perched between “the mountain” (Mt Wellington) and the sea at Kingston Beach, Wharncliffe is just 10 minutes south of Hobart.

Over the years there have been potatoes grown here, beef cattle, recreational horses and until recently a pocket handkerchief vineyard which produced elegant examples of cool-climate wines.

Our cool and usually benign climate is perfect for alpaca breeding. Although now on the fringes of suburbia, in its current incarnation Wharncliffe has been the home of the black alpaca stud since 1995.