About Us

We're truly paddock to plate - we grow and trace our lupins from planting to each and every package.

Gary at farm

Gary and Heather Drew have been growing lupins for decades as part of their mixed farm business. After finding out about the nutritional benefits of lupins published in so many academic papers, Gary started processing the sweet white lupin and handing bags out at the local footy club to give the community a protein boost. 

With positive feedback (and a few premierships!) flooding in, Gary and Heather enlisted the help of the wider family to create Lupins For Life – a company that now gives the global community that protein boost. 


To improve the health and wellbeing of the community by introducing people to the nutritional benefits of Australian sweet white lupins.

- Lupins For Life vision statement

What are lupins?

NATURAL PLANT PROTEIN

Lupins are a pulse (AKA legume) grown and enjoyed for centuries by people in Europe, the Middle East and South America.

NUTRITIOUS

Sweet White Lupins contain the highest natural combined source of plant based protein and fibre. They're also gluten free and low GI. Head to nutrition for more info.

SUSTAINABLE

Lupins are a natural nitrogen replacer in the soil which reduces the need for fertiliser across the whole farm. We also enforce our zero waste production policy - see more below.

Product spread

Process in the paddocks

Plant
We grow Australian sweet white lupins, and these are planted in a crop rotation cycle each autumn. Seeds from the previous year's harvest will be used for the next year's crop.
Monitor growth
A few months after planting, lupin begins to grow small flower-like leaves.
Appreciate the beauty!
In spring, sweet white lupins will grow little white flowers while the stalk will reach up to 1.2m.
Harvest
Each December, the lupins are harvested and stored in silos before being delivered to our nearby mill. We track it all with paddock IDs so we know where each package comes from.
Deliver seeds to the mill
The seeds are thoroughly cleaned before milling.
Mill lupins
Our mill is exclusively for our gluten free lupins - meaning no risk of contamination! Through our nine step precision process, we turn whole lupins into five different sizes.
Packaging and postage
Products are packaged into various sizes and sent out to customers all over the world!
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Lupins For Life is a true paddock to plate story – we grow and trace our produce from planting to each and every package. We’ve been part of the variety development, planted each seed, cheered on the rain and carefully harvested every paddock. Because we know what we grow, we can be confident that you’ll receive only the best.

Through our property nearby, Lupins For Life has partnered with the Department of Primary Industries for 20 years, facilitating ongoing legume trials.

The varieties of seeds we use have been bred with the specific aim of eliminating the bitterness common in many other varieties. Being sweet seeded makes them ideal for our palette and perfect for inclusion in both sweet and savoury dishes.

Lupins For Life is located at the heart of the ideal growing area for these varieties and close to the Eastern residential and commercial hubs, providing prompt and reliable delivery of our goods to you.

Find out about the history of lupins, how you can use them and more.

From breakfast to dessert, find out the best way to cook with lupin.

Read out about farm life, nutritional research and  benefits of lupin to your nutrition. 

Acknowledgment of Country
Lupins For Life acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land, in particular the Wiradjuri people who are the traditional owners of the land where our mill and farm are located. We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging.