Sutton Grange has a tiny population of approximately 150 people, most of which consist of old sheep farming families. The area produces fine merino wool which is amongst the finest in Australia. In the 1930s Sutton Grange was a prosperous little town bigger than those surrounding it today, but due to a large bushfire all establishments and housing was burnt to the ground, and only the land remained.
Sutton Grange is now more widely known for its fine food and wine. Holy Goat Cheese is produced by Carla Meurs and Anne-Marie Monda from their organic farm set on rolling granite plains that support a variety of perennial native grasses – ideal for the small herd of free-range goats that supplies milk to a purpose-built dairy established in 200. Cheese is made every day and includes some of the most sophisticated mould-ripened types in Australia.
Colliers Fine Chocolates is close by and here they serve delicious teas. There are a number of successful wineries in the area and the apple orchards of Harcourt are minutes away, see: www.henrycider.com and www.bress.com.au.