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The Islander Estate Vineyards

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Great wines

I had some great wines here I actually ended up buying a bunch of them and having them shipped to me

Reviewed February 16, 2019
SpartacusX
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Moscow, Russia
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Easy tasting pleasant wines

We wandered in one warm afternoon and sampled the wines. It was no drama as it sometimes is at... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2019
hbrisbane
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Melbourne, Australia
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Discover the taste of French winemaking expertise married with the incredible natural environment and ideal grape growing conditions of Kangaroo Island. Join us at our intimate Wine Tasting Room at Cygnet River to experience The Islander Estate...more
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78 Gum Creek Rd | Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

Dropped by to taste and buy but discovered a $10 per head nonrefundable cost.....too bad....we passed on byMore

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kaye W
391cathw, Cellar Door Supervisor at The Islander Estate Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2019

Hi Kaye, sorry to hear you didn't stop to enjoy a tasting. Our guided tasting experience includes usually 8-9 wines, including a selection from our premium range, which equates to a generous glass of wine, while our staff take you through an educational tasting of...More

Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

I had some great wines here I actually ended up buying a bunch of them and having them shipped to meMore

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SpartacusX
391cathw, Cellar Door Supervisor at The Islander Estate Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Thanks so much for visiting our Tasting Room on your Kangaroo Island holiday. Our tasting experiences guides guests through a great selection of wines from across our ranges & it makes our day when they discover drops they want to enjoy when they get back...More

Reviewed February 9, 2019

We wandered in one warm afternoon and sampled the wines. It was no drama as it sometimes is at busier vineyards on the mainland.Nothing is too much trouble here.Quaint rustic.You can buy a glass and sit outside among the gumtrees if you want to.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hbrisbane
391cathw, Cellar Door Supervisor at The Islander Estate Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Thanks so much fro your kind review @hbrisbane. As you experienced our Tasting Room is an intimate space & we definitely focus on spending time with smaller numbers of visitors, so we have time to get to know our guests & help them find a...More

Reviewed December 1, 2018

Firstly, the female staff presented a very negative, non welcoming attitude on the day we visited Tuesday 20th (They are closed on a Wednesday) . I really do not appreciate communicating with someone who is swigging from a "water bottle" whilst talking to me. Secondly,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dixie192
391cathw, Cellar Door Supervisor at The Islander Estate Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

Hi dixie192, firstly thanks for taking the time to visit during your time on Kangaroo Island. So sorry to hear your experience with us did not meet your expectations, meeting visitors to share our story & the wines we put our passion into is the...More

Reviewed November 25, 2018

Well, we are quite surprised that this place has got some not-so-nice reviews here on TripAdvisor. We loved the place and had a very, very nice experience at our tasting. We found that the man behind the counter was very knowledgeable and interested in sharing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Arwems
391cathw, Cellar Door Supervisor at The Islander Estate Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Thanks so much for your kind review @Arwems. It's great to see you included visits to a couple of Tasting Rooms into your time on Kangaroo Island. With such diversity here there really is something to suit everyone & of course we're always happy when...More

Reviewed November 20, 2018

Even though wine tasting is very personal we were very disappointed with non reserve wines - they were light bodied and flat with little coming through on the palate The tasting room is nowhere near the vineyards themselves and the cost of a tasting is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank petesaund
391cathw, Cellar Door Supervisor at The Islander Estate Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2018

Thank you for visiting our Tasting Room while on KI & for taking the time to share your perspective, we always endeavor to provide an experience that meets the expectations of as many visitors as possible. We agree with you that wine tasting is very...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Another passionate tasting guide. If you can only make it to one cellar door do this one. Serious wines at an affordable price. The unoaked Chardonnay was extremely well made and great value. They have so much more than the standard Shiraz but not all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WayneK160
391cathw, Cellar Door Supervisor at The Islander Estate Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thanks for your review @WayneK160, it was great to meet you & to hear you enjoyed your experience. Our daily guided tasting always includes 6 wines from our ranges & new vintages of our most popular wines will be released in the next few weeks....More

Reviewed October 16, 2018

Did not expect to find a winery of this quality on KI. Visited there one afternoon when we were coming back from Flinders Chase. The location is on a dirt road off of the main highway. The tasting room is small and unpretentious. We tasted...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Art H
391cathw, Tasting Room Supervisor at The Islander Estate Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Hi Art H, Thanks so much for taking the time to drop in to our Tasting Room on your holiday & so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We really enjoy sharing our story with visitors & helping them to find a...More

Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We had a group of 11 and were told on arrival we couldn’t do tastings at the bar because we were too big of a group (they do a max of 6). She did offer to set us up outside and we could come in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank samantha k
391cathw, Tasting Room Supervisor at The Islander Estate Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

Hi Samantha, thanks so much for your review & great to meet your group over the school holidays. As you experienced we have an intimate tasting room venue & we focus on providing a tasting experience to match. We do suggest groups over 8 give...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

This is a little gem! Popped in for a wine tasting and left with a box of fine wine and some gourmet food. The staff were friendly, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their wines.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wendy S
391cathw, Tasting Room Supervisor at The Islander Estate Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

Hi Wendy, thanks so much for your kind review. We love meeting visitors from all over the world & sharing our story, as well as our wines. Hope you enjoyed your time on Kangaroo Island, enjoy your wines. Cheers!

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margaret b
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Hi Margaret, Thanks for making contact. In addition to wine tastings, we offer a "build your own" platter with a selection of local and regional produce, including a selection of cheeses, meats, crackers, olives, almonds... More
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