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The Childs Family

Dr Philip and Sue Childs and their 3 beautiful daughters Kelsea, Kim and Hayley are the family behind the Knee Deep vineyard, wines, restaurant and cellar door. A genuine love for the region led to the purchase of the property in 2000 and the subsequent development of the vineyard and the cellar door and restaurant.

Look out for Knee Deep's Limited Release range of wines named after the beautiful Childs girls!
Kelsea's Cabernet Sauvignon, Kim's Chardonnay and Hayley's Shiraz.

A Perth based surgeon, Dr Philip Childs is a regular golfer. Ocean racing has been a passion having skippered the Knee Deep yacht in 6 Sydney to Hobart races between 2004 and 2013. He's now taking a break from racing to be at home more since the arrival of 2 beautiful granddaughters in the past 2 years. Although still working Phil has slowed down to spend more time at the vineyard and with family. At Knee Deep Wines in Margaret River you may find him working in cellar door, mowing & raking the lawn or being the handyman. If you do happen to spot him dining in the restaurant this may be one of the few times you will ever see this man sitting still!

Sue Childs is a retired nurse, carer and the calming influence of the team. She has spent the last 28 years providing full time care for Hayley, who has Down Syndrome, and has enjoyed every moment of it. Now that Hayley is living away from home, Sue has a little more time but still spends many hours involved in Hayley's life and catching up with grandchildren and family.

Kelsea Childs is a qualified Animal Scientist with a passion for animals and enjoys travelling and a nice glass of wine with friends! Much of that has been blunted since the birth of her 2 beautiful daughters Azayley and Sunny. Husband Jeremy McMullan is currently driving tugs for the ore shipments out of Cape Lambert in the North West. Kelsea and the girls have recently relocated to the North West to enable the family to spend more time together.

Kim Childs is a nurse at SCGH. She loves going out with friends, shopping, playing with her new nieces and eating chocolate!

Hayley Childs is a fun loving social butterfly who enjoys bowling, music, movies and hanging out with her friends. She has a part time position at Target. Hayley is mad for chocolate and loves trying any creations that spill out of our Chef's pastry section!




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    • Location

      160 Johnson Road, Wilyabrup, 
      Western Australia  6280

      Cellar Door Open: 
      7 days for tastings (10am - 5pm).
      Restaurant Lunch Open:
      7 days 12 - 3pm Full Menu.
      Closed Public Holidays.

       P: (08) 9755 6776
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