The Islander Estate Vineyards

The Islander Estate Vineyards

The Islander Estate Vineyards
4.5
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Join us at The Islander Estate Vineyards cellar door for an intimate guided tasting. Our mission is to showcase the true potential of Kangaroo Island wine by handcrafting world-class cool climate wines which reflect our unique Island growing environment. Visit our intimate Cellar Door at Cygnet River for a guided tasting before relaxing with your favourite wine on the deck. A small tasting fee covers a tasting of 6-8 premium wines. The Tasting Room is open 6 days a week (closed Wed) from 12 noon to 5.00 pm. For a special experience book a private wine experiences or wine & gourmet hamper packs for your accommodation via our website
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Betty C
    Brisbane, Australia27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great wines, beautiful setting.
    We had a great time visiting The Islander Estate Vineyards during our holidays in Kangaroo Island. We tasted all their wines and I particularly loved The Rose made with Grenache, while my husband was head over hills over The Cygnet, a Shiraz. Sophie at the cellar door was knowledgeable, welcoming and made our visit special. I also loved all the birds in the cellar door’s garden, including a gorgeous Australiasian Robin.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. Those are two of our favourite wines too! We hope you had a fabulous time visiting our beautiful part of the world.
    Written 22 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 March 2023
  • Richard S
    Sydney, Australia49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delicious cool climate wines
    Carmen treated us like royalty and each of the wines was really delicious. A wonderful sparkling, modern Chardonnay, arid rose, complex Cab Franc and highly drinkable Can Sav and Tempranillo. Yummy cheese and charcuterie available as well. A KI highlight
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience & we're so pleased you enjoyed your time with Carmen. Hope you have some wines at home to share with friends & tell them about your KI holiday!
    Written 28 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 May 2023
  • FOOdy77_13
    74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delightful wine experience
    Our wine guide was friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and a delight to share an afternon with. We did the full tasting experience with the platter. Being able to select your own ingredients for the platter made it even better as you choose what you like; unlike some others where if you don't like something there is no other option. We sat on the rear deck for four and were given a full run down on the wines as they were presented. The whole experience was delivered well, not rushed, and we just had a very enjoyable afternoon. Highly recommend
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Our team loves offering guests a relaxed, hosted wine experience where you can take your time. So good to hear that is what you enjoyed. We hope your holiday was a memorable one & we see you back soon.
    Written 21 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 September 2023
  • FuudTrip
    Australia512 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tasting
    We happened upon this estate on a rather busy Sunday and our host (Jane? Sorry if we got this wrong!) was a delightful addition to the cellar door experience! We chose 1 x 4-wine tasting for $10 and the other enjoyed a glass of the sensational inky Malbec. The only reason we both didn’t do the $10 tasting was that the white varieties in the tasting weren’t to my partners liking, so a $13 glass of something delicious was preferable! Most of their wines are available by the glass if that’s your preference. Outstanding French style offerings, quite rich and heavy on the oak, we left with The Red, a bottle of Malbec and Bark Hut Shiraz/Cab franc. There’s also a little “shop” you can put yourself together a little platter of cheese, terrines, olives, relishes, crackers etc and make a long lunch of your time here. Plenty of seating inside as well as little nooks you can tuck into outside overlooking a dam and the countryside. Our host handled the rush hour with absolute grace, served everyone impeccably despite being flat out and we can recommend this to visit!
    Thanks so much for sharing your experience, we hope the rest of your Kangaroo Island holiday was just as enjoyable!
    Written 27 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 November 2023
  • anitamickey
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Winery
    Carmen the tasting room employee was very welcoming and informative. Carmen represented the winery at the highest level her knowledge was second to none. I highly recommend this place for a relaxing afternoon. You can purchase cheese and crackers and other assortments to pair with your tastings.
    Thanks so much for spending time with us on your holiday & for sharing your experience. We're very lucky to have Carmen on our team. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday!
    Written 15 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 February 2024
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anitamickey
santa rosa california14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Carmen the tasting room employee was very welcoming and informative. Carmen represented the winery at the highest level her knowledge was second to none. I highly recommend this place for a relaxing afternoon. You can purchase cheese and crackers and other assortments to pair with your tastings.
Written 15 February 2024
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Thanks so much for spending time with us on your holiday & for sharing your experience. We're very lucky to have Carmen on our team. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday!
Written 15 February 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FuudTrip
Australia512 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We happened upon this estate on a rather busy Sunday and our host (Jane? Sorry if we got this wrong!) was a delightful addition to the cellar door experience!

We chose 1 x 4-wine tasting for $10 and the other enjoyed a glass of the sensational inky Malbec. The only reason we both didn’t do the $10 tasting was that the white varieties in the tasting weren’t to my partners liking, so a $13 glass of something delicious was preferable! Most of their wines are available by the glass if that’s your preference.

Outstanding French style offerings, quite rich and heavy on the oak, we left with The Red, a bottle of Malbec and Bark Hut Shiraz/Cab franc.

There’s also a little “shop” you can put yourself together a little platter of cheese, terrines, olives, relishes, crackers etc and make a long lunch of your time here.

Plenty of seating inside as well as little nooks you can tuck into outside overlooking a dam and the countryside.

Our host handled the rush hour with absolute grace, served everyone impeccably despite being flat out and we can recommend this to visit!
Written 19 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thanks so much for sharing your experience, we hope the rest of your Kangaroo Island holiday was just as enjoyable!
Written 27 December 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Resort44648995757
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We are so glad we called in here for a tasting . The owner was very inviting and of course to be met by the little daschund at the path to show us the way in made it feel even more special . Loved the wine and the company
Written 15 November 2023
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Thanks so much for visiting & exploring our local wine industry.
Written 27 December 2023
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Islandchef
Tasmania, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing $10 tasting, elegant French Provence style wines from the family run winery. Winemakers son was working in the CD, while only 16, he had a sound understanding of customer service and good wine knowledge.
Written 11 October 2023
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Thanks so much for spending time with us during the holidays. Wynn is definitely a great asset, working with his dad Yale (our MD) in the vineyard, the winery & the cellar door. So glad you enjoyed your time with him,
Written 29 October 2023
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Kylie M
Adelaide, Australia213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
As we were travelling on the island and enjoy our wine, we thought we would try this one and find it to be a wonderful winery. The staff know the product and the wine is French style and delicious.
Written 2 October 2023
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Thank you for visiting Kylie. So great to hear you enjoyed your experience. We definitely focus on providing guests with personalised hosted tasting experiences. Cheers!
Written 29 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FOOdy77_13
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Our wine guide was friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and a delight to share an afternon with. We did the full tasting experience with the platter.
Being able to select your own ingredients for the platter made it even better as you choose what you like; unlike some others where if you don't like something there is no other option.
We sat on the rear deck for four and were given a full run down on the wines as they were presented. The whole experience was delivered well, not rushed, and we just had a very enjoyable afternoon.
Highly recommend
Written 8 September 2023
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Our team loves offering guests a relaxed, hosted wine experience where you can take your time. So good to hear that is what you enjoyed. We hope your holiday was a memorable one & we see you back soon.
Written 22 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

suewpaulw
Darwin, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed a fantastic tasting experience at The Islander Estate Vineyard. The operators were very passionate about their wines and were happy to share their knowledge and stories which enhanced our experience. The wine was delightful too!
Written 16 July 2023
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience. So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with our Tasting Room team, they definitely love sharing our story over a glass of wine or two.
Written 16 July 2023
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Ben K
Canberra, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
An excellent tasting experience with Lilas. Very good wines, great service. Knowledgeable staff, prepared to talk you through both the wines and the history of the region.
Written 14 July 2023
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Thanks for sharing your experience Ben, Lilas' passion for our wines is definitely infectious!
Written 16 July 2023
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Jacob
Manchester, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Friends
Me and my friends had a really fabulous time at The Islander.

Beautiful wines and stunning place! Leila looked after us and we had the loveliest time, thank you
Written 11 July 2023
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Thanks so much for visiting & sharing your experience. We hope you had a beautiful cool season visit to Kangaroo Island, its a stunning time of year.
Written 16 July 2023
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UteBloke
Sydney, Australia913 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Carmen was the best host for us. Friendly, knowledgeable, happy and competent, our full tasting experience with the platter was a perfect way to spend a few hours.
Being able to select your own ingredients for the platter made it enjoyable as you own what you choose; unlike some others were if you don't like a flavour too bad.
We took smoked olives, fetta and the sausage and didn't regret it. The beetroot relish was a winner too, along with the chocolate coated nuts.
On the rear deck for four, we were given a full run down on the red wines as they were presented. With the history of the estate and the aims, we tried wines we normally would not try and they were all very good. They were not our 'perfect' taste, but I would not refuse them if offered.
The 3 premium wines were a revelation. Gotta admit, I can't see me spending 150 bucks on one bottle of wine but I am better for trying them and now I know.

The whole experience was delivered well, not rushed, we weren't wondering where people were and we just had an enjoyable couple of hours.

If you enjoy wine and food and views then you better book yourself in.
Written 3 June 2023
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What a fantastic summary of our experience, thanks so much for sharing. Carmen is a fantastic advocate for our wines & we're really pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with her. We hope the rest of your holiday on Kangaroo Island was just as good.
Written 12 June 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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