Visit Kangaroo Island for its wildlife but fall in love with its wine. KI is one of South Australia’s most exciting new wine regions.
Two Wheeler Creek Wines is home to the most westerly vineyard on the island. Its particularly cool climate produces excellent white wines. Two Wheeler Creek Wines' cellar door can be found at Parndana, and is conveniently open for tastings seven days a week. While you're there, enjoy freshly caught marron, one of Kangaroo Island's delicacies.
Bay of Shoals Wines has a maritime theme. It can be found north of Kingscote, overlooking Bay of Shoals and Reeves Point. The cellar door is open seven days; try Rosé, Sparkling Rosé and late harvest Riesling. The vines are hand pruned and the grapes, handpicked.
Dudley Wines is one of the island’s original wineries. The cellar door is open seven days. Drop in and taste the full range. Stay for the afternoon and relax on the deck overlooking Backstairs Passage (the section of water separating the island from the mainland). Indulge in a platter of regional produce.
False Cape wines have excellent varietal characters and age well. The Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet are award winners. Tastings are available at the Kangaroo Island Seafront Resort in Penneshaw.
Find out what inspired French winemaker Jacques Lurton to choose Kangaroo Island as the ideal Australian site for grape growing and wine making. Enjoy a fully guided tour of the The Islander Estate’s vineyard and five-star rated winery. Sample premium wines in the comfort of its classic barrel room.
Rows upon rows of grape vines at Two Wheeler Creek wines, Kangaroo Island.
Something more spirited
For something different, try Kangaroo Island Spirits. It’s the island’s only boutique distillery. Its range includes six liqueurs, three vodkas and a premium gin. The cellar door is open Wednesday through Sunday.
Rookery Wines is a boutique winery, run by the Lovering family who have lived on Kangaroo Island for three generations. Cellar door tastings are available at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus and Craft Gallery.
Sunset food and wine is a mouth-watering bistro focussing on modern Australian cuisine with stunning ocean views. Ingredients are sourced from food producers living on Kangaroo Island and in regional South Australia. Dishes are seasonal and paired with the finest Kangaroo Island wines as well as wines from further afield.