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The Islander Estate Vineyards

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Just as it should be!

Well, we are quite surprised that this place has got some not-so-nice reviews here on TripAdvisor... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
Arwems
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Karlskrona, Sweden
Well made wines in an International style

Another passionate tasting guide. If you can only make it to one cellar door do this one. Serious... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
WayneK160
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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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 1 December 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 9 December 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 25 November 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 28 November 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 20 November 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 22 November 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 6 November 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 7 November 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 16 October 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 17 October 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 12 October 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
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391cathw, Tasting Room Supervisor at The Islander Estate Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 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 28 September 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 15 October 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!

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Did the tastings option and ended up with a dozen. A nice range of whites and reds, including a vegan range. Friendly staff with good knowledge of the wines on offer. Tastings were about $10 for full set of wines.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tegan85
391cathw, Tasting Room Supervisor at The Islander Estate Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Hi Tegan thanks so much for taking the time to visit during your Kangaroo Island holiday. So pleased you enjoyed the tasting and found some favourites. Hope we see you again soon!

Reviewed 18 June 2018

On two different tours that included a meal they served The Islander Reserve Wine and we loved it. In fact we loved it so much we brought some all the way back to Texas with us. The staff at the vineyard were nice folks and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Luke was our sommelier at this vineyard and talking to him was a pleasure as he knew his products. I liked the Chardonnay especially, not my usual choice for a white, as it was light and fresh so added one to the basket. Moving through...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 446rayr
Cath W, Tasting Room Supervisor at The Islander Estate Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hi Ray, thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience, we definitely love sharing our wines & our story. We have some fantastic vintage 2018 releases coming out this week.

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