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The Islander Estate Vineyards

78 Gum Creek Road | Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
+61 8 8553 9008
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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 range. Guided tastings are available before relaxing with your favourite wine on the deck. A small tasting fee is redeemable with any purchase of two or more bottles. The Tasting Room is open 6 days a week (closed Wed) from 12 noon to 6.00pm. For a special experience contact us for information about private vineyard tours.
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78 Gum Creek Road | Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
+61 8 8553 9008
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the new Islander cellar door just a couple weeks after it opened. We absolutely loved it! Lots of great wines to taste - in our opinon the best on KI, and exceptionnal service. This winery is literally French winemaker merte Australian grapes. Kate...More

Thank ScotchAndSuits
Cath W, Tasting Room Supervisor at The Islander Estate Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your kind review. Meeting wine lovers from all over the world is a job we enjoy. I hope you enjoy the Cygnet, you've chosen a great wine. Regards, Cath

Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped in this vineyard at the end of a long day - it was late however we were welcomed and had the opportunity to have a good chat, tasting and hear all about Islander Estate....we hope to meet Jacques next time! We have put...More

Thank Rachel M
Cath W, Cellar Door Supervisor at The Islander Estate Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Rachel, we stay open a little later so tired travellers coming back from the south coast attractions can finish the day with a glass of wine. So pleased to hear you enjoyed hearing our story, it was great to meet you and enjoy...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Eines are lovely and you can make up your own hamper of K.I goods. A little pricey...but pretty area to sit. Clean and tidy.

Thank mars2303
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Found this fantastic wee cellar door a hundred metres down the track from the island pure cheesery - a pretty good combination! The well designed and decorated hut holds the wine tastings with a very relaxed, knowledge and chatty host. The wines were some of...More

Thank Neil C
Cath W, Front Office Manager at The Islander Estate Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Hi Neil, thanks so much for visiting & your lovely feedback. We agree, having a wine tasting room, a gin distillery, a sheep dairy (& soon micro beer brewery) all within Cygnet River is a winning combo for visitors and locals. Hope we see you...More

Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Coming from the better known areas of producing wine in SA, I was determined not to visit a KI cellar door. However, I’d heard good things about this place and thought wine-not. What a surprise! Brand new tasting facility in a more central location than...More

Thank noolywooly
Cath W, Front Office Manager at The Islander Estate Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Thanks so much for your feedback & great to hear you enjoyed our new Tasting Room at Cygnet River. You selected two of our favourite drops too!

Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We came here on a whim and had to book for a fee days later. So glad we did. The tour was personal, friendly And informative. We went through a wide range of tastings as well as discussions with the winemaker. Highly recommend.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in this vineyard during our honeymoon, visiting Kangaroo Island. They welcomed us in a wonderful way and let us drink and have great cheese and snacks also if it was late. We spent a great time talking and drinking good wine with the...More

Thank Sesinella
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Once you turn off the side road you have 3km of dirt track before you get to the winery. All the tasting is charged at either half glass, glass or bottle so you can be easily spending $16 to $20 on tasting. We purchased 1...More

Thank Elizalilymum
Reviewed January 6, 2017

We stopped into the Vineyards for a late lunch and a glass of wine on a nice sunny day. We had oysters, few salads and the kid's ham & cheese toastie for lunch - all the food was excellent. We got stuck into tasting a...More

1  Thank MSydney2016
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Islander Estate proves that Kangaroo Island needs to be taken seriously as a wine region. Bordeaux based Jacques Lurton took the gamble to create a boutique vineyard and winery in 2000 and now 16 years latter we can enjoy the fruits of his vision. Add...More

Thank stewartpk
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