The Islander Estate Vineyards

The Islander Estate Vineyards was established in 2000 by world-renowned winemaker Jacques Lurton, from Bordeaux. For Jacques, the maritime climate of Kangaroo Island is ideal for producing premium wines of elegance and power, and the idyllic location makes for a unique wine tasting experience.

The vineyard and winery are set among gum trees and native bushland on a 300-hectare farm in the heart of Kangaroo Island. The Islander Estate Vineyards specialises in coolclimate, European-style wines with elegant balance and long finishes.

Take in the magnificent views from the vineyard, while sampling the award winning wines during your private tour experience. Cellar door visits are by appointment only, and all visitors receive a one-hour private tour of the vineyard and winery, and finish with a tasting in the barrel room.

When Jacques established the vineyard, a modern 70-tonne winery was erected on-site, with most of the equipment shipped from France. This included vibrating sorting tables in order to hand select the best grapes after de-stemming, unique concrete tanks for fermentation, and a combination of large format oak vats and barrels for ageing, maturing and blending wines.


2013 The Islander Estate Vineyards The Cygnet Shiraz

This shiraz was fermented by wild yeast, extracting plenty of flavour, texture and colour. The finished wine is big, with firm tannins. This shiraz has power and elegance, and has dark coffee notes, while supporting fresh fruit flavours of mulberry, plum, raspberry and cherry. As it opens, spicy shiraz notes relax into a rose-petal softness.

2015 The Islander Estate Vineyards Wally White Semillon

This semillon has a brilliant yellow colour, mellowing to gold as the wine ages. It has a complex nose showing aromas of delicate French oak, lemon rind and white peach, with a hint of creaminess. This wine is all about texture and structure, and has an elegant mineral finish, with a slight acidity and even a hint of spice.



  • Getting There: 639 Bark Hut Road,
  • Suburb: Kangaroo Island
  • Phone: (08) 8553 9008
  • Fax: (08) 8553 9228
  • Mobile: 0448 282 777
  • Email: [javascript protected email address]
  • Website:
  • Cellar Door: Open 10:00am–4:00pm by appointment only
  • Restaurant: No
  • Weddings & Functions: Yes (Max 40 seated and 60 cocktail)
  • Accommodation: No
  • Additional Features: Online wine sales, newsletter with seasonal specials and limited-release wines

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