Bay of Shoals Winery
Bay of Shoals Winery
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles133 reviews
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Katie T
Melbourne, Australia24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Stopped at this winery expecting the usual $18 paddle and a sheet of paper with tasting notes.

This winery was different. Engaged person (sorry didn’t catch name) who talked us through the wines, encouraged me to taste new and made whole experience fun and enjoyable. Ended up buying wine which was very good and enjoyed the view, conversation and experience.
Written March 1, 2024
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kimscoconuts
Adelaide, Australia110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Nice location, beautiful gardens, great wines (& lots of delicious locally made wine to try). The make your own hamper platter was a great idea, especially as they don’t have a kitchen - lots of local and regional products to add, including, cheese, sticky figs (so good!), pate, salami, olives etc.
The choose your wine tasting paddle with 6 wines for $10 was very reasonable (no charge of you end up buying a couple to take home).
Loved the chickens roaming & lap blankets to keep warm on a wintery day.
It was so close to being awesome… just wish there was some heating indoors & perhaps a fire outside to make it cosy. Also some music would have given some atmosphere.
On a summers day sitting in the shade, sipping wine would be lovely.
Written July 10, 2021
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Hi there, thank you for kind review and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We can't wait for you to visit again in Summer to experience it all again. Thanks, Anna - Bay of Shoals Wines Cellar Door
Written August 10, 2021
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KickingTheBucketList
Adelaide, Australia198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Solo
Merchandise, paintings and cellar door. Outside area is undercover. Lovely wines. $10 tasting fee redeemable with purchase. I don’t remember seeing any food on offer.

I walked from Kingscote (3km one way) with a few little hills but totally do-able.
Written July 12, 2021
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Hi there, thanks for visiting for your review! It certainly is a nice walk through the hills. We do have hamper food on offer for you to enjoy outside with the beautiful view. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Anna - Bay of Shoals Wines Cellar Door
Written August 10, 2021
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BelC0001
Sydney, Australia903 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Though it's only open till 4pm, it's worth making the time to visit this winery. Perched on the hill top, the views from the carpark and winery are worthwhile, especially a short walk around the grounds, wine glass in hand.
The cellar staff are welcoming, knowledgeable and happy to have a chat with you whilst you taste your way through four wines. At time of visit, we purchased six bottles and received two other bottles of different vintages for free.
Written November 7, 2022
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Chris W
Budapest, Hungary542 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
Tasty wines (rated better than Jacobs Creek by the Halliday scoring system), and unbelievable outlook to eat your 'build your own' platter. Staff super friendly, tasty wine and good platter options. Highly recommended!
Written April 16, 2021
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Thanks for such a lovely review! We really appreciate your kind words, It sounds like you had a fantastic time at Bay of Shoals, We hope to see you back here again soon for some more delicious wine and a platter! Cheers
Written April 21, 2021
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Marilyn H
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
So pleased we decided to visit Bay of Shoals. Loved our enthusiastic welcome. Staff did a fabulous job of looking after us. They have a very interesting and unusual range of wine varieties. All those we tasted were excellent. Thanks for a great experience.
Written February 14, 2024
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Aides17
Adelaide, Australia116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Having had a lovely white wine with Dinner when on a five day holiday to KI in Jan 2022 we decided to visit this winery to buy some. a quick 1 hour visit, and we walked out with a few cartons and a nice experience even if we had to do our tastings outside sitting down. Close to Kingscote and easy to get to, I recommend a visit and a nice atmosphere
Written February 2, 2022
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Thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoy the wines you chose! Visit again soon! or
Written February 12, 2022
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Lesley A
Macclesfield, Australia278 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
We arrived in e-bikes & our intention had been to do some wine tastings & have lunch at this winery. It is a pretty winery with beautiful views & great garden areas which showcase some old implements, boats & machinery. Nicely set up for wine tastings, & would love to have stayed for lunch, but unfortunately, did not know that platters needed to be ordered in advance. As a result we did not spend too much time here, although I’m sure that if we had pre-ordered lunch, we would have had an enjoyable time. Staff were welcoming & knowledgeable, although did not impress us as much as those involved at the previously visited Dudley Winery.
Written November 21, 2021
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zakkers
melbourne103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Sensational views and interesting wine. Knowledgeable cellar door. We took a six wine tasting and walked over to the picnic tables by the bay. What a view! Well worth it for that alone! Kids roamed the grounds playing with the chooks and exploring. A fantastic experience.
Written July 3, 2022
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We're so glad you enjoyed your time visiting us!
Written July 14, 2022
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LisaEstella
Adelaide, Australia1,090 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Stopped past at the end of the day. Very busy on a rainy school holiday day. Waited a short time for a wine barrel table. Did a tasting and bought some wine. Even on a miserable day the outlook was still nice enough. Add this to your list of places to visit. Only need less than an hour. Easy to find.
Written October 7, 2020
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Thank you for your positive review. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Kangaroo Island. Rob Ellis Cellar Door
Written November 27, 2020
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