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Kangaroo Island Food & Wine

Wild and welcoming Kangaroo Island, where you can taste the unexpected and wondrous in food and wine.


 Naturally enough, being surrounded by fertile lands and rich waters, Kangaroo Island produces some of Australia's finest gourmet foods. Gastronomic adventurers should get ready to be amazed by the likes of freshly caught King George Whiting, sheep's cheese, marron, a unique variety of honey and an exciting range of varietal wines.
 
Food & Wine Trail
Food & Wine Trail
Food for purists
Food for purists
Wine and Vines
Wine and Vines
Dining Guide
Dining Guide

Food & Wine Trail

 Take the road less travelled... and discover food and wine at nature's pure heart 

 Take a trail to surprising places on wild and welcoming Kangaroo Island where you can taste the unexpected and wondrous in food and wine. The Kangaroo Island Farm Gate and Cellar Door Trail introduces you to producers and products at their source. It invites you to enjoy the rich fruits of Kangaroo Island producers' labours in your own time in a natural unspoilt environment. 


View Farmgate and Cellar Door Locations
 

Dudley Peninsula

Central and South Coast

Kingscote and Surrounds

Farm gate and cellar door locations are listed separately and alphabetically. Each has its own specialities and personality. 

The three listed itineraries cover three areas, each about a day's drive (but you're welcome to take two). The Dudley Peninsula, Central and South Coast, and Kingscote and surrounds trails are a suggested guide to a variety of sensations and connections with locals.


Choose your own, guided by the listed farm gate and cellar door venues, and mix in a splash of art, scenery and natural delights.

FARM GATE & CELLAR DOOR TRAIL BROCHURE (Download PDF)

Food for Purists

The lack of large-scale development has meant that small industry has flourished and now includes a variety of products such as free-range eggs, olive oil, native jams, smoked fish, sauces and marinades.

Kangaroo Island's apiarists harvest honey from the pure strain Ligurian bees, and regional cheeses and yoghurts continue to find a place in food lovers' hearts. Fresh seafood is featured across the Island and seasonally you can enjoy a variety of natural and farmed produce such as oysters, prawns, crayfish, whiting, snapper and, not forgetting freshwater marron - it's so easy to get a taste for Kangaroo Island! For more information about our food and wine visit www.goodfoodkangarooisland.com

 

Fresh Seafood

Fresh seafood is featured across the Island and seasonally you can enjoy a variety of natural and farmed produce such as oysters, prawns, crayfish, whiting, snapper and, not forgetting freshwater marron - it's so easy to get a taste for Kangaroo Island! For more information about our food and wine visit www.goodfoodkangarooisland.com

Andermel Marron 

Don't miss this threefold opportunity for magnificent marron (freshwater crayfish), wine tastings/sales and café dining. View marron in holding tanks in the farm shed and learn more about this Island icon. Select marron, wine and bush tucker sauces to create your own Island feast or dine at the Marron Café beside the native herb garden (last orders half an hour before close). 

Clifford's Honey Farm 

Discover the Ligurian Bee, view them in a glass hive and watch the informative video, which explains the collection and extraction process of honey and bee hive by-products. Enjoy browsing the local produce, art and craft and cosmetics made with honey and beeswax. Sample several flavours of pure Ligurian honey and try Jenny's famous honey Icecream. 

Ferguson Australia 

A brand synonymous with Kangaroo Island. View live lobster and amazing King Crabs in the working depots' holding and feeding tanks. Purchase Ferguson's gourmet lobster range including lobster medallions and lobster oil. Live or cooked lobster, prawns, scallops, fresh fish, oysters, gift packs and condiments also available in season.

Island Beehive 

Visit one of Australia's largest organic honey producers, an apiary industry showcase for Kangaroo Island's world renowned Ligurian Bee. Enjoy free tastings of their award-winning honey, view bees in the glass hive and take a guided factory tour. Shop for local art, homemade honeycomb ice cream and a wide range of quality souvenirs or just relax with a coffee in the café.

Island Pure Sheep Dairy 

A dairy with a difference. Take part in a guided tour and observe the milking of sheep and the making of this famous cheese and yoghurt. There are opportunities for visitors to taste and buy the produce, which includes Spanish, Greek, Italian and Cypriot style cheeses. Wouldn't you love some fried haloumi on the BBQ tonight? To Book for the Milking Tour, please visit us at the Visitor Information Centre at Penneshaw, KI when you arrive.

Kangaroo Island Culinary Adventures 

Join a local, fully qualified Chef that will introduce you to the locals and their labours of love, producing, growing and catching Kangaroo Island's bountiful harvest. Chauffeured in a luxurious four wheel drive you will be taken to exclusive and remote locations giving you the opportunity to experience Kangaroo Island's abundant wildlife, in beautiful settings with fabulous personalised food experiences - all tailored to delight.

Kangaroo Island Source 

Established by Kate Sumner, the Island’s most produce driven Chef, Kangaroo Island Source specialises in gourmet food production and catering that is the clearest, cleanest, most natural expression of the Kangaroo Island region. All ingredients and produce are hand selected and supplied by local producers who share in the same philosophy - food that encapsulates the freshness, quality and flavour of local and natural Kangaroo Island ingredients. Kangaroo Island Source feeds not only the body but the mind with a truly unique regional food experience. 

The Oyster Farm Shop 

Showcasing Kangaroo Island’s renowned Premium Oysters (when in season), KI marron & yabbies, KI abalone, Smoked produce, King George whiting and other local fish. Situated across the road from the farm, enjoy your lunch whilst watching the oyster punt bring in fresh oysters straight from the sea!

Wines & Vines

 Vines were grown on Kangaroo Island as long ago as 1837, but it was 2001 when Australia's newest wine region was declared.  

  Today, there are 30 growers and around 200 hectares of vines. Visitors can choose from 18 home-grown labels, five of which are being exported to the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. Tastings? Of course - but prepare to indulge your eyes as well as your palate, with several cellar doors and restaurants enjoying remarkable views. And if you've got questions about the wine or winemaking, good news: there's every chance the winemaker is somewhere nearby.


View Kangaroo Island Wineries
 

Two Wheeler Creek Wines

 

 

 

 

Islander Estate Vineyards

 

Kangaroo Island Springroads Road Vineyard

 

 

Two Wheeler Creek Wines 

Don't miss this threefold wine tastings/sales and café dining. Taste a selection of premium red and white wines made from grapes grown on the property - Sauvignon Blanc is a specialty. Select marron, wine and bush tucker sauces to create your own Island feast or dine at the Marron Café beside the native herb garden (last orders 4pm).

Bay Of Shoals Wines 

Featuring an intimate cellar door, vineyards to the water's edge and outstanding panoramic views, Bay of Shoals Winery is the ideal setting for a memorable wine tasting experience. The winery incorporates pelican and maritime themes throughout and provides tastings of Island wine in its popular pelican glasses. Located just a short drive from historic Reeves Point.

Chapman River Cellar Door 

Set in an old tin aircraft hangar, behind the sand dunes at Antechamber Bay, the Chapman River Cellar Door and Art Studio has been a labour of love for Bruce and Diana Keir. Eccentric, welcoming and thoroughly charming there's free tastings of Happiness Wines - from the four acre vineyard just up the hill - delicious platters, cakes and espresso coffee. Relax and enjoy the Chapman River Cellar Door experience - and if you bring the kids, there's a great playground to keep them busy! 

Dudley Cellar Door 

Dudley Wines is Kangaroo Island’s Pioneer Winery. Go and taste their handcrafted wines at their Clifftop Cellar Door, situated on KI's stunning North Coast and only 12km from Penneshaw. From Fun Bubbly's to Earthy Reds, taste their whole range of locally grown and produced award-winning wines. Stay and enjoy the view with a glass of your favourite, and a Gourmet KI Pizza or Platter.

False Cape Wines 

False Cape established their vineyard on the Dudley Peninsula in 1999 and have been consistently producing quality whites and reds ever since. Although widely available around the Island, False Cape has their home at The Penneshaw Hotel. Enjoy a pre-dinner tasting of the False Cape range and find the perfect bottle to compliment your dinner in the restaurant.

Islander Estate Vineyards 

Find out what inspired French honeymooner, Jacques Lurton, to choose Kangaroo Island as the ideal Australian site for wine making. Enjoy a fully guided tour of the 11ha vineyard and stateof-the-art winery. Take your time and select from The Islander Estate's premium range of wines. 

To Book, please visit us at the Visitor Information Centre at Penneshaw, KI when you arrive.

Kangaroo Island Spirits 

South Australia's first and only boutique distillery. All products are handmade in small batches using hand crafted copper pot stills. The range includes a honey and walnut liqueur, anisette, and a strawberry and vanilla liqueur. Visit the intimate cellar door for a tasting or an espresso coffee.

Kangaroo Island Springroads Road Vineyard 

Location: Roger's Deli, Dauncey Street, Kingscote
Telephone: (08) 8553 2053 

KI Ciders Location: Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, Macgillivray
Telephone: (08) 8553 8228 This cider is made from specially selected apples grown on Kangaroo Island. 

Rookery Wines 

Rookery Wines produce small quantities of their range with a focus on ensuring the highest quality in every bottle. This small, family-owned winery consistently receive top reviews for their wines and have won awards at wine shows Australia-wide. Rookery Wines have their cellar door outlet at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery where visitors can taste and purchase their diverse range of wines.

Sunset Winery 

Ideally located on the main road, just 6kms west of Penneshaw, Sunset offers visitors stunning elevated 180-degree sea views of Eastern Cove and beyond. Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting or relax on the outdoor deck with a glass of wine and a savoury platter featuring local cheese and regional produce. Coffee and muffins are available for purchase, as is a range of local produce and art.

Dining Guide

Will you find a glittering array of five-star restaurants a la Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide? Not quite!  

But you might find yourself eating exactly the same gourmet produce, acquired directly from the grower... Kangaroo Island's cafés and restaurants are for the most part interesting, intimate and welcoming. They offer the best ingredients, a wholehearted rural welcome, and quite often, regardless of the cost of the meal, a million dollar view. Please telephone ahead to book.


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Fish

Isola Pizza

Reflections Restaurant

Ulonga Cafe 

Wanderers Rest

Aurora Ozone Hotel

Rogers Deli & Cafe

 

 


Penneshaw

Fish

Location: North Terrace, Penneshaw Telephone: 0439 803 843 The 2 Birds & A Squid team bring ‘Fish' - a gourmet takeaway seafood shop - to Penneshaw. Enjoy in-season seafood including lobster, scallops, marron, prawns, whiting, oysters and garfish with delicious home-made sauces. Why not visit Fish and enjoy their spoils at one of Dudley Peninsula's beautiful beaches? 

Isola Pizza 

Location: North Terrace, Penneshaw Telephone: 08 8553 1227 Pizza at it's best! From local produce toppings to your traditional. A perfect location to grab a quick bite before heading to the ferry. The Penneshaw Hotel A country pub that looks and feels just like a country pub should, this place has a relaxed vibe and classic pub grub menu - with an emphasis on fresh local seafood.

American River 

Reflections Restauran

Visit the Lodge's a la carte restaurant for vine canopied alfresco dining in summer or a romantic meal in winter. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the intimate fireside bar before selecting from the Chef's seasonally changing menu featuring fresh Kangaroo Island seafood including American River Oysters, King George Whiting and freshwater Marron. The extensive wine list showcases some of the finest Kangaroo Island and South Australian wines to enjoy with dinner.

Ulonga Cafe 

Location: Scenic Drive, American River Telephone: (08) 8553 7010 If you're after lunch in a relaxed atmosphere, with the option of dining inside or out, enjoying views towards Island Beach, then Ulonga Café is the perfect spot. The menu is simple, yet satisfying and good value for money. From Kangaroo Island King George Whiting to the perennial favourite - salt and pepper squid - the menu is sure to keep all the family satisfied. 

Wanderers Rest 

You are invited to join guests staying at this small guest house for an evening of fine country cuisine in the relaxed ambience of the restaurant. Enjoy a menu headlined by the best local produce, 180-degree sea views over American River and Pelican Lagoon, and good old-fashioned hospitality. Wanderer's Rest suits those looking for a more intimate Kangaroo Island dining experience.

Kingscote 

Aurora Ozone Hotel 

Uninterrupted views of Nepean Bay, a new al fresco dining area and a menu that features grills and seafood - including lobster, Kangaroo Island Whiting and the renowned Island marron. Stay the night and wake up to Kangaroo Island free range eggs, honey and yoghurt for breakfast.

Rogers Deli & Cafe 

Location: Dauncey Street, Kingscote Telephone: (08) 8553 2053 Breakfast and lunch, from sandwich and soups to freshly-prepared fish-dishes, pasta, and curries... Savour the flavours and laid-back atmosphere of Roger's Deli in the heart of Kingscote. Meals and Kangaroo Island Springs Road Vineyard Wines are served indoors and out; an all-day breakfast menu is also available. 

Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn Restaurant 

Location: The Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, 7 Cygnet Road, Kingscote. 1km from the town centre of Kingscote, just behind the Yacht Club. Telephone: (08) 8553 2707 Featuring a cosy, intimate ambience with personalised service and spectacular viewsover the bay. The regularly changing a la carte menu includes a range of specialty dishes including steak, seafood and pasta. View some of the chef's unique options on the Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn website. 

Heartland 

Andermel Marron Cafe 

Don't miss this threefold opportunity for magnificent marron (freshwater crayfish), winetastings/sales and café dining. View marron inholding tanks in the farm shed and learn more about this Island icon. Taste a selection ofpremium red and white wines made from grapes grown on the property - Sauvignon Blanc is a specialty. Select marron, wine and bush tucker sauces to create your own Island feast or dine at the Marron Café beside the native herb garden (last orders 4pm).

Parndana Hotel 

Situated in the centre of the Island, it is the local's pub. The country surroundings of big gums and red soil flourishes with the decor revolving around the corrugated iron bar, solid wood furniture and open wood fires. Friendly staff always enjoys meeting new people and sharing stories.

Western Kangaroo Island 

Nicolas Baudin's Restaurant and Bar, KI Wilderness Retreat

Discreetly nestled amongst the wilderness, elegant dining with a casual atmosphere in the company of resident wallabies and possums. Enjoy unpretentious food inspired by local produce with international influences.

The Chase Cafe 

Located at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre, the Chase Café provides sandwiches and bakery goods as well as more substantial sit-down meals using fresh local produce. Enjoy quality espresso coffee while dining al fresco in a bush setting.

South Coast 

Hanson Bay Cafe 

Location: South Coast Road Telephone: 08 8559 5108 All day dining, this Cafe is in the perfect postition to have lunch on your day out or grab a bite to eat before heading home! 

Rustic Blue Cafe Location: South Coast Rd, 8km West of Vivonne Bay Telephone: (08) 8559 7371 Enjoy freshly brewed coffee or herbal teas and cake on the deck or set up your own picnic in the grounds. FIND OUT 

Seal Bay Cafe 

This Cafe offers country dining at its best! Fully licensed, it features a variety of tasty home-made dishes, including local produce.

Vivonne Bay General Store

Location: South Coast Road, Vivonne Bay Telephone: (08) 8559 4285 Classic takeaway food, great burgers including the legendary Kangaroo Island whiting burger. 



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