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Food , Wine & Art Guide 2011-12

Leafy Seadragon by Fred Peters Fine Art Kangaroo Island Picture: Sean McGowan

All Seasons KI Lodge ..............................................................7 Andermel Marron Café .......................................................31 Aurora Ozone Hotel ...........................................................12 Bay of Shoals Wines .............................................................41 Chapman River Wines .........................................................40 Clifford’s Honey Farm .........................................................25 Dudley Wines ........................................................................43 Emu Bay Lavender ................................................................34 Emu Ridge Eucalyptus ..........................................................21 Good Food Kangaroo Island ...............................................23 False Cape Wines ..................................................................42 Ferguson Australia ...................................................................6 Fine Art Kangaroo Island ....................................................50 Fish ...........................................................................................17 Ildoura Wild Fruits.................................................................24 Island Beehive ........................................................................20 Island Pure Sheep Dairy ......................................................32 Isola Pizza ................................................................................30 Jenny Clapson ........................................................................45 Kangaroo Island Art Feast ..................................................44 Kangaroo Island Fresh Seafoods .......................................13 Kangaroo Island Gallery ......................................................46 Kangaroo Island Honeycomb .............................................32 Kangaroo Island Olive Oil Co.............................................21 Kangaroo Island Paté ...........................................................11 Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn .................................................5 Kangaroo Island Source .........................................................4 Kangaroo Island Spirits ..................................................18-19 Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat ...............................8-9 KI Artists’ Collective ............................................................48 KI Grapegrowers’ and Winemakers’ Association ..........36 Lathami Wines .......................................................................38 MB Stonor Studios.................................................................47 Parndana Hotel ........................................................................7 Penneshaw Hotel ..................................................................29 Pete Nash Photography .......................................................49 Queenscliffe Family Hotel ...................................................22 Restaurant Bella ....................................................................25 Rockpool Café .........................................................................4 Roger’s Deli ............................................................................28 Rookery Wines ......................................................................42 Rustic Blue ..............................................................................49 Shekina Café ..........................................................................24 Shep’s Studio ..........................................................................48 Sorrento’s Restaurant ....................................................14-15 Southrock Lamb ....................................................................30 Springs Road Wines...............................................................28 Sunset Winery .......................................................................39 The Chase Café ....................................................................10 The Islander Estate Vineyards .............................................37 The Oyster Farm Shop .......................................................35 Two Wheeler Creek Wines .................................................31 Vivonne Bay Store ................................................................33 Woolybud Wines ..................................................................43 Wrong Side of the Road .....................................................33 Yellow Ash ‘n’ Chili ...............................................................16 LOCATION MAP ........................................... 26-27 3


Kitchen creations ffering a wide range of menu options, from picnic hampers to weddings, Kangaroo Island Source caters to individual needs. We are dedicated to supporting local farmers and producers therefore featuring only regional produce where possible. Services also include private dinners for two to 20 people, offering your own personalised chef for lunch or dinner. Cooking classes and demonstrations can be included to make your Kangaroo Island feast a truly exceptional experience. The custom-built cooking school offers a

O Kangaroo Island Source specializes in promoting local island produce through gourmet catering and a purpose-built cooking school Willoughby Road Penneshaw KI 5223

0412 194 840

great location to learn more about local ingredients and the producers in a relaxed atmosphere. The Kangaroo Island Source range of condiments includes curry pastes, meat rubs, chutneys and jams, further complementing the fantastic regional produce by using locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices. Situated on a working farm, Kangaroo Island Source is committed to reconnecting the kitchen with the land. Our aim is to create a place where people can rediscover the simple pleasures of gathering and cooking with produce as close to its source as possible.

Phone 0412 194 840 Email:

Dine by the beach he delightful Rockpool Café brings classic and relaxed seaside dining to the North Coast. And you can arrive in your swimming gear direct from the best kept secret of Kangaroo Island – the Stokes Bay beach. Or perhaps take a break from the scenic North Coast Road trip. Stop for a casual al fresco lunch and choose from a wide-ranging menu including fish and chips, seafood, pasta and other light meals. The café also serves great Italian espresso coffee, beer, local wines and icecreams for the kids. Ideally positioned as a halfway point for visitors taking a drive along the beautiful North Coast Road. The Rockpool Café is open seasonally from September until early May. It’s open seven days a week during school holidays, closed on Mondays otherwise. Evening meals are available for groups of eight or more by prior arrangement. The Stokes Bay campground adjoins the café and offers basic camping facilities with ready access to the stunning Stokes Bay beach.


Phone 8559 2277 (after hours 8559 6018) 4


Home-grown hospitality ou can expect more when you dine at the Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn – more attention to detail, more care and more service. Generous serves of genuine food are accompanied by herbs, vegetables and salads grown just outside the restaurant door or just down the road in a household garden. The delicious dishes composed by chef Katie Stewart are complemented by the elegant and intimate dining room, perfect for special occasions and for casual family dining. The breath-taking view over Nepean Bay is one of the best dining views on Kangaroo Island and the meal prices will not break the bank. In fact, family diners are welcome with a special menu for children, not just your average chips and nuggets, but delicacies such as home-style meatballs. The KI Seaside Inn dining room is an excellent alternative to hotel dining for evening meals Wednesday to Saturday. For special occasions, the room can hold 40 people. For larger functions there is


the option of a marquee - which can be opened on fine-weather days - and the new decking at the front. Manager Alex Schumann says the local fresh produce is the key to keeping reasonable prices for extravagant meals. KI Seaside Inn even makes its own cheeses and paté. It has a wine list of the best local wines and some interesting favourites. “We take great pride in the presentation of beautiful plates of food with lots of extras and lots of care.” Main courses range from a beef and stout pie to whole spatchcock and mouth-watering steaks. Entrees start at just $9.50 – hearty homemade soup served in a crusty loaf. Abalone and calamari puffs are popular. But it’s the dessert menu that will really tempt you. How long since you’ve had a chocolate fondue? Diners of all ages love the fruit and marshmallow treat. A banana and macadamia pudding is served with tantalising accompaniments; home-made icecreams and panna cottas.



Premium freshness ith more than 48 years and three generations of experience in the Seafood Industry, Ferguson Australia have dedicated the resources of their fishing family to providing the freshest, quality Australian seafood direct from the Southern Ocean, processed and delivered world wide. Traditional fishermen for many years the Ferguson family have a long history of proudly fishing the cold and unpolluted waters of the Southern Ocean for the magnificent Southern Rock Lobster (Jasus edwardsii) and the Giant King Crab (Pseudocarcinus gigas). Researching ways in which Lobster could be made more accessible and easier to handle for customers led to the creation of Ferguson Australia and International award-winning products such as Lobster Medallions, Lobster Sashimi, Cooked Lobster Meat, Lobster Liver, Lobster Oil and, in 2009, Lobster Macadamia Nuts. Ferguson Australia is an iconic family seafood brand in SA with awards for innovation, quality and service. Most recent awards include a Gold Medal for our Lobster range in the Vogue Entertaining and Travel Awards as well as Premier’s Food Awards. One of the seafood industry’s


most-prized awards went to Andrew Ferguson in 2005 when he was named the SA Seafood Industry’s “Icon of the Sea”. At the Brussels Prix d’Elite European Seafood Awards 2004, Ferguson Australia was the first non-European company to be a finalist, and awarded two Gold Medals for “Best Foodservice Product” and “Special Health and Nutrition Award” for our Lobster Medallions. At the unassuming Ferguson Australia outlet on Kohinoor Road, Kingscote, you will find wholesale access to all of Ferguson Australia’s products – used by 5-star restaurants the world over. Live Lobster and King Crab tanks complete the experience with the opportunity to have photos taken with these amazing creatures and, of course, the freshest Australian seasonal fish and seafood experts on site to assist you. Ferguson Australia products are available in selected Romeo and Chapley Foodlands, gourmet stores in Adelaide and our factory outlet at Regency Park. Retail lines include King George Whiting, Garfish, Flake, Whole Snapper, Coorong Mullet and local prawns. See or www. for stockists and ordering.

The Ferguson Australia logo is your guarantee of premium Kangaroo Island Seafood - Internationally renowned and Award winning. Our 49 years and 3 generations of experience ensure that only the finest seafood is sourced direct from the fishermen, processed daily on Kangaroo Island and Adelaide and exported around the world.


Kangaroo Island (open during lobster season) 48 Kohinoor Road KINGSCOTE KI 5223 Ph: 08 8553 0377

Adelaide (open year round) Days Road, Tafe Complex REGENCY PARK SA 5010 Ph: 08 8346 8764



A local legend ituated in the centre of the island, the Parndana Hotel is the locals’ pub. The country surroundings of big gums and red soil will give you a good sense of being in the heart of the community. The hotel prides itself on its warm and friendly environment, great food, staff and prices. This is very much a community hotel with its affiliation with local sports clubs and support to local businesses, you will always find fresh and local produce. The hotel is a tribute to the community’s success, holding awards nights and recognising individual achievements with its shearers’ ‘Wall of Fame’. The country


Phone 8559 6071

atmosphere flourishes with the décor revolving around the corrugated iron bar, solid wood furniture and open wood fires. Open seven days a week, it is a great place to drop in and get a taste of local life, local food and local atmosphere. The Parndana Hotel is child friendly; it has a children’s menu and Daytona games to help keep the children occupied. For adults there is a pool table, buck hunter, jukebox and dart boards. Our friendly staff and patrons always enjoy meeting new people and sharing stories with travellers. Tastings of Heartlands Wines are available every day from 11am-noon and 5-6pm.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Meals lunch and dinner Bottleshop ATM Accommodation Free Camping Heartlands Wine Tasting Everyday 11-12 and 5-6

08 8559 6071

Charm of history istory surrounds you as you enter and dine at the All Season KI Lodge in American River. At the heart of the beautiful and traditional dining room is the core of what was the first accommodation house on Kangaroo Island and later became the renowned Linnetts Resort, a honeymoon destination for thousands of couples in the 50s, 60s and 70s. You are walking into history. The bar area includes the foundations of the original boarding house. A century of additions has created a fascinating and warm environment with all the comforts and coziness of country dining. Julie


Phone 8553 7053

Hales, new manager at the All Seasons KI Lodge, brings a wealth of experience and a passion for local produce. With exceptional water views over the Cove, value-for-money meals and a great atmosphere, there’s no better place to dine. The extensive dinner menu now includes the new “Club Under $20” Bar menu. The All Seasons KI Lodge is now serving lunch between noon and 3pm seven days a week with meals starting from only $6.50. Reflections Restaurant offers an extensive range of local wines and staff will be happy to help you pair them with your meal.



Where the wild things are... here the wild things are is also where you can sample the best of Kangaroo Island produce and wine. Nicolas Baudin Restaurant is at the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat, an oasis of luxury at the edge of the spectacular Flinders Chase National Park. It epitomises everything about the Kangaroo Island experience. Now the restaurant is open to the public (bookings please) not just those staying at the retreat. Head chef Darrell Manoel and sous chef Simon Howell have created a menu with innovative use of Kangaroo Island seafood and local and SA ingredients which enhances the modern, boutique dining experience at Nicolas Baudin’s. The European-inspired cuisine is complemented by a decadent Kangaroo Island wine list creating a dining experience to remember. The natural and relaxed environment is one in which you can enjoy an indoor or al fresco dining experience in the wilderness and literally watch the wallabies having their dinner at the same time, or you may prefer to eat in the cozy, friendly



atmosphere. This Kangaroo Island restaurant also highlights local art which is hanging on the restaurant walls. A 50 per cent discount on accommodation is available year-round to KI residents when booking into the restaurant for dinner, as well as 10 per cent off your food bill. KI Wilderness Retreat is a perfect venue for a special occasion or a romantic night “away” without having to leave the island. Other visitors will receive a 10 per cent discount on dinner from April 1 to September 30, 2012, when mentioning this Food Wine and Art Guide. “Dining at Nicolas Baudin’s Restaurant and staying the night will be an experience to remember for life,” KI Wilderness Retreat manager Kim Veal says. “Good company complemented by an exceptional dining experience is what Nicolas Baudin is all about. Many guests of KIWR have commented that they just had their best meal in all of Australia, much to all the team at KIWR’s delight,” Ms Veal said. Phone 8559 7275




Satisfy your hunger on the road he Chase Café, conveniently located in the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre, provides a welcome rest stop for visitors to the western end of Kangaroo Island. The al fresco dining area is nestled among the sugar gums adjacent to a children’s fossil dig pit which provides entertainment for little ones while mum and dad enjoy barista coffee or browse the well-stocked gift shop. From baguettes baked fresh on the premises daily and local bakery goods to more substantial sit-down meals, The Chase Café caters for all tastes and budgets. It is famous for its generous servings to challenge the



healthiest appetite. The family-friendly menu incorporates a large variety of fresh local produce including Kangaroo Island caught seafood, cheeses, Ligurian bee honey, native jams and sauces, many of which can also be bought in-store. The Chase Café also stocks a comprehensive selection of Kangaroo Island wines which can be enjoyed over lunch or purchased as a souvenir of your holiday. The Chase Café is open from 9am for breakfast and serves lunch until 3.30pm with coffee and cake available until 5pm every day of the year, except Christmas Day. Phone 8559 7339 Email


HOME-STYLE TREAT FOR EVERYONE angaroo Island’s own “pink lady”, Colleen Addington, has launched her famous home-recipe paté, onto the commercial market. The paté, which uses South Australian chicken livers, KI Wines and home-grown herbs, has been a treat for Collen’s circle of friends and family for many years, so at their insistence she has refined her recipe and is now offering the paté to consumers. It is available at Drakes in Kingscote, Dudley Wines in Penneshaw and Northcott Meats and around the island. She’s already received orders for


Kangaroo Island Paté from the Aurora Ozone Hotel and Sorrento’s Restaurant in Penneshaw. The pink chicken label design was also inspired by her nephew. “It’s a really mild paté and doesn’t have the gamey aftertaste of some paté, so kids love it too,” Ms Addington said. She also provides special wholesale slabs of paté and even fish-shaped ones for parties. “I’m aiming to provide local employment and we’ll consider taking it to the mainland but not just yet,” she said. “We’ve had great support from the community so far.”



Quality dining on the seafront

e recommend all visitors to Kangaroo Island call at the newly refurbished Zone Restaurant to sample the Island’s wonderful food products. The restaurant, which takes quality dining on Kangaroo Island to a new level, is located on the ground floor of the historic Aurora Ozone Hotel, on the foreshore at Kingscote. Book early for The Zone Restaurant, and reserve your table with superb views of Nepean Bay. Indoor and sheltered outdoor dining are available. Fresh local produce is incorporated into the Zone Restaurant’s eclectic Modern Australian menu. Diners will choose from delectable dishes including fish of the day, oysters, Ligurian honey (from local thoroughbred Italian bees); sheep milk cheeses, plus a large selection of Kangaroo Island wines, cocktails and liqueurs.


Phone 08 8553 2011 12

The Aurora Ozone Hotel was awarded “Best Local Wine List” at the Kangaroo Island Food and Wine Experience Awards in 2009. Show this book to the Zone Restaurant’s wait staff and receive 10 per cent discount on the food component of your tab. Extensive renovations to the hotel were opened in 2010. This includes the new Emu Bay Bar, the perfect place to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. The intimate bar offers a comfortable respite and beautiful views over Nepean Bay. Also available at the Aurora Ozone Hotel is comfortable accommodation to suit all budgets from 3.5-star hotel accommodation in the historic hotel section to the elegance of our 4.5-star penthouses, townhouses and apartments. The hotel features a la carte and bistro dining, gaming, sports bar (with its own menu) and takeaway bottle shop.

Tina Kleeven and Eddy Rademacher


The freshest fish ny night of the week, the KI Fresh Seafoods and Takeaway shop on Telegraph Road is buzzing with customers enjoying the freshest catch from the sea and delightful salads and accompaniments. Since opening in 2006, the business has gone from strength to strength and grown to become a must-go visitor destination. It is a major supplier to many of Kangaroo Island’s dining establishments but you can also go direct to the source for quality takeaway fish and seafood. Prices and availability will vary from day to day, depending on the catch, so watch for specials and seasonal value. The passion of business owners Tina Kleeven and Eddy Rademacher has earned them many accolades, including an SA Great Small Business Award in 2007 and, the Seafood Business Excellence Award from the biennial SA WIN Seafood Awards. In 2011 they have been named Best Regional Fish’n’Chips in the SA Seafood Industry Awards. Kangaroo Island Fresh


Seafoods came about because local fisherman Eddy and partner Tina saw a need for a local seafood outlet on the island. “We started with a plan to supply the local market on a small scale. Little did we know it would take off like it did. Now we supply about 90 per cent of the island’s hotels, motels, B&Bs, and fast food outlets, and several on the mainland,” Eddy said. “Our local fisherman deliver their catch daily, and it is processed on the premises. Visitors can watch the fish being filleted, and see first-hand the amazing fish that come from our pristine waters around KI.” “Our takeaway is a very popular part of our business. You can select a piece of fish from our display and have it cooked to your liking. Or take your seafood back to your accommodation, and we will be only too happy to offer you some tips on how to cook it if needed,” Tina said. “If you’re going fishing, we also have a filleting service, time permitting just give us a call,” Eddy said. Phone 8553 0177



This is the ultimate KI dining experience

his is the ultimate Kangaroo Island Dining Experience as voted by the SA Food Centre in its Inaugural Kangaroo Island Food and Wine Awards. Sorrento’s is committed to showcasing Kangaroo Island produce. Nowhere else on the island will you find a menu so packed with unique island delights. Marron, oysters, abalone, whiting, lamb, the region’s economy and lobster, eggs, cheese, olive oil, bread, potatoes, honey, the environment, reducing our carbon footprint by wine, liqueurs, sauces, minimising the ‘food miles’ pate, icecream, condithat our ingredients need ments, lavender and samto travel.” phire are all produced Sit back, relax, and locally, many in the enjoy the fabulous ocean immediate vicinity of the view across Backstairs Dudley Peninsula. Passage offered by “At Sorrento’s, we are Sorrento’s Restaurant in keen to develop and Penneshaw. With the showcase the outstanding casual but inviting local produce from atmosphere and simply Kangaroo Island. It’s not stunning regional food, only good for our local Sorrento’s Restaurant is food heroes but also for 14


an experience not to miss. Sorrento’s is fortunate to have internationally renowned chef and authority on Australian cuisine Andrew Fielke as its consultant chef. Andrew is a talented, award-winning Adelaide chef with 34 years of international experience including Switzerland, Austria and London’s Savoy Hotel. Rounding out the

Sorrento’s experience is the one-of-a-kind service brought to you by Maitre’d Richard Purvis and his unique charm. Offering a full selection of award-winning wines from Kangaroo Island, as well as small parcels of cellar stock from the mainland, Richard will guide you to the perfect choice for your meal. As well as its KI accolades, Sorrento’s Restaurant has achieved a Bronze Medal in the SA Tourism Commission’s Tourism Restaurant and Catering Services awards. Sorrento’s is open for evening dining seven days a week from 6pm and breakfasts from 7am to 9am. “We are looking to cater to everyone’s tastes with both our Food and Wine selections and combine it with good, honest and real service (with humour) and a stunning setting,” Richard said.




A taste of Mexico n eclectic mix of new and old, a fresh and authentic menu, an ethnic charm, a distinctively fun and relaxing place to be. This is the recipe for Yellow Ash ‘n’ Chili, Kangaroo Island’s newest place to gather and sample fine food – with a Mexican twist. Cook Esther Stephens learnt her craft at her Mexican grandmother’s side in the United States. “It is simple but genuine food and children are welcome,” Esther says. Al fresco dining with colourful seating arrangements, a kitchen garden to source fresh herbs and vegetables… this is an effervescent venue where the community can gather to enjoy a meal, a snack, a drink and music – sometimes live. The cafe carries Fair Trade coffee, chocolate and tea. “We’d like to reach out to the



planet, not just Kangaroo Island,” Esther says. There is a strong focus on locally sourced and organic produce. Many of the fresh vegetables and herbs come from the kitchen garden, reducing food miles and increasing the affordability of the menu. “I have a passion for keeping low food miles. We aim to be selfsustaining and eco-friendly.” The Mexican-inspired menu changes regularly but always carries crowd favourites – homemade tortillas, quesadillas, nachos, burritos, salads and sides of refried beans, Spanish rice and guacamole. Team it with a genuine Mexican soft drink or a margherita. For a special treat any time of the day try a traditional Mexican breakfast of huevos rancheiros – two poached eggs on a tortilla with salad.


Simply seafood venings in Penneshaw see throngs of avid seafood lovers spilling out of the tiny shopfront that is simply called Fish. Chef Sue Pearson is busy behind the counter, preparing and serving what many consider to be the best seafood on Kangaroo Island. Fish is much more than a traditional fish’n’chip shop and has earned a fine reputation in its eight years of operation. All sauces, marinades and batters are made onsite, there are gluten-free meals and “we have the best salads on the island, or so we are told over and over”, says Sue. Sue Pearson has earned her reputation on Kangaroo Island as an innovative and attentive chef, with her crowdpleasing catering style through her other business venture 2 Birds


& A Squid. And if you time it right you might even be able to enjoy her unique style at one of the renowned “Seafood at Sunset” events at Sunset Winery. There is no more beautiful setting in which to enjoy superb seafood than from Sunset Winery’s balcony overlooking beautiful Eastern Cove. Unless of course, you are sitting on the foreshore at Penneshaw having just been to Fish, dipping golden chips into Sue’s sublime home-made aioli. Fish is the perfect place to grab a last taste of Kangaroo Island as you head for the ferry. Or put your order in for a catered Christmas feast. Fish is open for lunch and dinner on Christmas Day. The Fish slogan says it all: “There is nothing more joyful than fish, simply cooked”.

43 North Terrace, Penneshaw 0439 803 843 The 2 Birds & A Squid team bring you the very best of island and Australian seafood Dinner Daily 4.30 - 8.00 Open Lunch (Public Holidays, Market Day, Month of January) OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY Season Runs 1st October - April 30

Phone 0439 803 843



Sealed with a k is

on and Sarah Lark welcome visitors to their rustic distillery on the Playford Highway at Cygnet River. Look for the distinctive sign on the way to the airport and enjoy a tasting and genuine hospitality.You can also stop in for great coffee or cup of tea (TBar). See our reviews on tripadvisor. There are now six liqueurs in the Kis range in addition to our award winning vodkas and gin. The products strongly reflect ingredients sourced from Kangaroo Island, including native juniper, samphire, lemons, Kis Affogato (available at the honey, wild fennel and locally grown herbs. cellar door) The six liqueurs are • KIS Honey & Walnut liqueur, Strawberrymade with • Shot of Espresso Coffee fresh strawberries with • KI Honey Ice Cream. vanilla pods; Anisette Method: Place icecream in a from wild fennel; Lime glass and top with liqueur to and Ginger using local and taste (15-30 mls), pour Riverland limes; Honey espresso coffee over the top. and Walnut with Ligurian Alternative: use Kis Anisette honey; Limoncello with and vanilla ice cream fruit sourced from private 18


trees around the island; and Zenzerino a lesser known liqueur, similar in style to Limoncello but flavoured with ginger and orange. Kis Wild Gin is a premium gin made using native juniper (boobialla, Myoporum insulare). Kis is the only Australian distillery using traditional basket distillation methods to produce a London-style gin with a difference. It is triple distilled and has won three international awards. Kis Vodka is made from premium SA grape spirit. It is triple distilled and charcoal filtered. There are now infused versions as well including vodka with samphire (Sarcocornia quinqueflora). This intriguing vodka is for enthusiasts and the adventurous. It is strangely savoury and crisp with saltiness of the sea. It’s great neat or in a dirty martini. Also a Chilli

Vodka with whole chillis in the bottle. Drop into the cellar door to enjoy the popular affogato with Drunken Honey and Walnut ice cream (handmade by Tracey Zealand at Kangaroo Island Honeycomb). Kis was a winner of the 2008 SA Great regional award for Innovation and recently won bronze and silver medals at three international events: the 2010 International Wine and Spirits competition in London, the San Francisco International Spirits Competition (2011) and the inaugural New York Spirits Competition (2010) The cellar door is open for tastings from 11am to 5pm Wednesday to Sunday and seven days a week during school/Public holidays. Products are also available online or at Goodwood cellars.




You’d bee crazy to miss this! sland Beehive, just out of Kingscote is the showcase for honey products from the awarded business of Kangaroo Island Organic Honey. At the Beehive you can sample and buy honey that is world renowned for its quality and purity. Organic honey is extracted at a low temperature to retain its natural colours and flavours and to protect its many nutritional qualities. In November, 2005, Kangaroo Island Organic Honey was named “the best organic product” in Australia at the Audi sponsored, Vogue Entertainment + Travel magazine awards in Sydney. Collection of honey takes place from the island’s 30 species of flowering



eucalypts, a myriad of other Australian trees and shrubs, wildflowers and other introduced flora. The amount and varieties of honey produced can be affected by seasonal conditions. As well as honey, you will find natural honeycomb, pollen and propolis products, the highly-prized royal jelly and a selection of body and beauty products

and supplements. Island Beehive is the perfect place to select an authentic souvenir to take home with you from Kangaroo Island. Children love the honey bears and there is something to satisfy every sweet-tooth. The purpose-built Beehive also houses a live bee display and you can

tour the facilities and see how the honey is extracted. Once you’ve had your fill of honey (can you ever get enough?) you can browse through the shop where you will find beethemed gifts, souvenirs and jewellery well as local food products. Then enjoy coffee or devonshire tea in the dining area or on the sheltered verandah, where there is a children’s play area. It’s a warm and welcoming destination. Kangaroo Island Organic Honey products are also available at fine food shops and organic outlets around SA,Victoria and NSW. For stockists see

Phone 08 8553 0080 •


A slice of real Good oil from bush history the clean fields mu Ridge is a unique attraction where you can find out how a traditional Aussie bush product is made, they will show you the past and present process of eucalyptus oil distilling. Eucalyptus oil was Australia’s first true export overseas and one of Kangaroo Islands major industries that employed more than 600 people in the 1930s. Emu Ridge is now the only remaining commercial eucalyptus oil distillery in South Australia, and is proud to have preserved a major part of KI’s heritage and produce a eucalyptus oil that is unique to the world. This year Larry


and Bev Turner and their staff are celebrating 20 years in the business. The Emu Ridge site has an excellent retail outlet that offers an extensive range of local produce, art, craft and historical memorabilia. Emu Ridge also operates as the cellar door for locally produced Rookery Wines, you can enjoy tasting this award winning wine with the choice of a full bar license and delicious cheese platters. Soft drinks, snacks, tea, coffee and biccies are also available. All complemented by an indoor and large outdoor area that is available for picnickers or groups to enjoy their meals.

he Kangaroo Island Olive Oil Company is a small family owned business, dedicated to the production of high quality extra virgin olive oil from olives grown only on Kangaroo Island. The olive grove is at Stokes Bay on the picturesque North Coast. The first trees were planted in 1993 and have thrived in the mild coastal climate. Part of the olive grove is made up of commercial varieties including Correggiola and Kalamata. The remaining trees have been grafted over to a selection of the best feral olives growing wild on the


island. These wild trees are unique to the Island and so produce unique oils. The fruit is processed on the property within a few hours of picking. The oil is extracted without heating, in a small horizontal centrifuge. This rapid process minimises oxidation of the oil and retains all the volatile components that make virgin olive oil something special. No chemical pesticides or fertilisers are used to produce this extra virgin olive oil. The final product is a fresh fruity extra virgin olive oil with the taste of Kangaroo Island, just waiting to be enjoyed! Buon appetito!



Extensive range of local produce, art and history. BBQ facilities & sheltered eating area. Rookery wine tasting & sales. Tea/Coffee, Cheese Platters

OPEN EVERY DAY 9am - 2pm or by appointment

Willsons Road, MacGillivray (15minutes from Kingscote) Phone 08 8553 8228 Fax 08 8553 8272

Available at selected retail outlets in 250ml and 500ml bottles. Also available at wholesale prices by the dozen and in 4 litre cans. Home delivery available via Australia Post Telephone/Facsimile: 08 8559 2284 email:



See you at the Queenie ating where the locals do has always been good advice for the traveller, so dining at the Queenscliffe Family Hotel in Kingscote is a natural choice for visitors to Kangaroo Island. The “Queenie”, as it is affectionately known, has a wellearned reputation for value and for quality food. The friendly family atmosphere, efficient service and good old-fashioned country pub hospitality add to the charm of this hotel, which has serviced the needs of travellers and locals since 1888. Publican Simon Howe, pictured, has a great understanding of what it takes to run a well-organised and multi-faceted establishment, which can cater for all markets. Make sure you book ahead for the famous “Schnitzel night” every Tuesday where the variety of schnitzel toppings is ever expanding a very affordable family night out. The a la carte menu is a genuine island adventure. The experienced



Kangaroo Island chefs bring a wealth of knowledge about food and particularly island produce. The menu features the island’s famous produce – from the freshest locally sourced seafood, to chicken, honey, cheeses and native condiments. Watch out for prawn and chilli feta skewers, a veggie stack featuring a trio of island cheeses, local chicken breast with manchego cheese and bacon and steaks to satisfy the biggest appetite. There’s always something new to try at the Queenie, with an extensive specials board, updated at least weekly, featuring tempting pasta, soup, fish, curry and other chef specials. The desserts board is also a moving feast, with regular new additions. Renovations are planned to the Cellarbrations bottle shop, which carries most of the island’s wines. Phone 8553 2254


Haven of clean and green produce ood Food Kangaroo Island was set up by and continues to represent our iconic food producers to promote and protect our wonderful premium food. Look out for our logo at retailers, restaurants and cafes and be sure to ask which produce is local. Kangaroo Island has one of Australia’s most spectacular and pristine environments and superb gourmet food and wine to match. It’s a rare opportunity for visitors to the island to taste nature at its best. Many producers have opened their doors to the public so use this guide for opening times, location and details or visit our website at www.good We are fiercely


protective of the clean, green character of the island which is free of many of the pests and diseases found on mainland Australia. Fortunately we have an opportunity, with your help, to protect the island by preventing the introduction of any new pest or disease and maintain our quarantine status. Legislation forbids the importation of the following into Kangaroo Island: • bees, honey products and bee handling equipment. This protects our pure strain of Ligurian Bees, the only such colony left worldwide! • foxes which could devastate our free range poultry industry. • rabbits - their impact on farming environments is

well known. • potatoes - any brought onto the island must be in new packaging. • vines - cuttings and soil in which grapevines have grown are not to be brought onto the island without prior approval. Finally, in order to prevent the introduction of weeds, both pastoral and aquatic, which can devastate grazing and cropping industries, we rely on you to ensure vehicles, caravans, trailers, camping gear, hiking boots and equipment are free of mud and weed seeds. Particular attention should be paid to cleaning boat surfaces and gear. The Kangaroo Island Farmers’ Market in Penneshaw is a reminder that islanders have always

been resourceful in living off the land they call home. The monthly market, established with support from Good Food Kangaroo Island, has become a popular venue. It brings together our farmers, home gardeners and a range of artisan producers with locals and visitors to try a huge range of local produce such as fresh fruit and vegetables, lamb, eggs, oysters, freshwater crayfish, sheep cheeses and yoghurts, honey, olive oil, biscuits, chocolates, jams, curry pastes, relishes, wines…and more. The Kangaroo Island Farmers Market is held the first Sunday of every month, 9am to 1pm, by the beach, Lloyd Collins Reserve, Penneshaw.



Ready to serve ttention to detail goes beyond the food and beverage service at Shekina Café. The décor and interior design create a soothing ambience and a welcoming environment, with decorative fan, water feature, traditional vases, bonsai plants, subdued lighting and custom furniture combining to create a truly unique dining experience for Kangaroo Island. Shekina Café in Dauncey Street, Kingscote, offers a unique dine-in experience as well as a comprehensive takeaway menu and a catering service. “Our main theme is Asian but we also serve traditional café fare. Our aim is to give patrons a quality dining experience with unparalleled service. “We have a coffee lounge set up in the café which can be booked for business or used by the public for a refreshing time-out. “Our range of coffee and teas are first-class and all prepared and served by trained baristas, complemented by home-made biscuits and cakes made on the premises,” the owners said. The business is owned, operated and staffed by local people and local produce is used where possible, ensuring the best possible local flavour and character. “Our hope is that every customer leaves feeling a little more refreshed and with a sense of being valued by our staff’s attentive service.”


A la carte with Asian cuisine • Coffee • Cake Yiros • Light meals • Takeaway • Kids’ meals Catering • Picnic hampers • Breakfast Deliveries available Opening hrs: Tues - Sat 10am - late

A dine-in experience, we are here to serve you! Dauncey Street, Kingscote Phone 8553 0082

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A taste of nature ince 1995, Graham Carmichael of Ildoura Wild Fruits has been bottling the remarkable and versatile flavours of Kangaroo Island’s native fruits. Ildoura’s jam, jelly and conserve products give everyday cooks or gourmet chefs the opportunity to create uniquely Australian flavoured dishes with glazes, marinades, sauces and toppings. Another Ildoura product, its tomato sauce, retains the old-fashioned flavour of a home-made sauce which is slightly sweet and spicy and made to grandma’s recipe.



Mr Carmichael grew up on this land a few kilometres out of Parndana, where the family learnt about the exquisite tastes of the island’s native fruits and experimented with jams and jellies. When the wild fruits are in season, Mr Carmichael harvests them from the bush, as well as from an abundant native fruit forest he has planted, including 1000 muntrie plants, as well as lilly pilly, quandong, native currant and wild grapes, bunya nut and macadamia nut, mountain pepper, lemon myrtle and native mint. Contact Mr Carmichael if you’d like to experience the delight of walking through a native fruit forest. Ildoura Wild Fruits, Sauce and Yummy Honey are sold at outlets all over the island and at the Adelaide Central Market.


Fine flavours estaurant Bella is well known for its sumptuous menu of fresh, seasonal local produce and world flavours. “We’ve been pleasantly surprised to hear from visitors who dine with us that they had already heard about Bella’s excellent reputation before they got here. So many international visitors spread the word,” owner Sue Semler said. “And it’s not just the restaurant, the pizzas are making a real name for themselves, too. We only use the freshest of ingredients on our pizzas, no shortcuts and every bit loved in the making. Food is our passion and those


who know us will agree we only use the best.” In addition to fine food, Bella offers a good range of local and mainland wines to complement the dishes. “We have tried to mix our wine list up a bit, offering a range of local wines in addition to some boutique mainland wines to suit a variety of tastes.” Bella also offers quality espresso coffee all day. Situated at the top of the main street in Kingscote, enjoy al fresco style dining outside, a la carte restaurant menu inside or pizza delivery seven days a week. The perfect end to a great day visiting KI’s many attractions.

Phone 8553 0400 • 8553 3228 (pizza delivery)

Sweet island treats lifford’s Honey Farm is a long-running popular destination that offers free pure honey tasting and a range of honey and wax products from the world’s last remaining pure Ligurian bees. A must-have is Jenny’s original yummy honey icecream. Locals and visitors keep coming back for more! Clifford’s has an exclusive Honey Mead and a variety of locally produced products including olive oil, dressings, jams and biscuits. There also is an extensive range of soaps, toiletries,


candles and other great gift and souvenir ideas. You will also find a selection of local artwork including etching prints, pottery, pewter jewellery and rustic nests.You can learn about the Ligurian bee by visiting the display area, with glass beehive, an informative video about honey extraction and there is additional interpretive material. Enjoy your icecream or a coffee in the grounds where a children’s playground makes Clifford’s Honey Farm a premium family destination.

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Fine Dining Alfresco style by day or Intimate Restaurant dining by night. Sumptuous dishes including fresh seasonal local produce. Tasty gourmet pizzas all day, Fully Licensed. Exceptional Fine Food and Service. 10am - Late Daily – Dauncey St, Kingscote Restaurant Bookings – 8553 0400 Pizza Deliveries – 8553 3228 email -



Hotspot in the town centre oger’s Deli and Cafe is a hotspot in Kingscote for early morning coffee meetings and lunches, featuring some of the best of the island’s produce as well as homecooked specialties. Roger’s offers al fresco dining in the heart of Kingscote. Enjoy Springs Road wines and freshly prepared fish, pasta, stirfry



and curries. An all-day breakfast menu is also available. It is also the cellar door for Kangaroo Island Springs Road Wines, where you can taste a Jolly Roger (petit verdot-cabernet) or the 2005 Shiraz. Buy deli-style meats and the famous Kangaroo Island sheep cheeses at Roger’s as

well as a fine selection of condiments and packaged Kangaroo Island produce. There’s no better meeting place, right in the heart of Kingscote, handy to accommodation houses and easy to find in the main shopping precinct of Dauncey Street. Acclaimed as the best lunch in the village!

Phone 8553 2053


A breath of fresh air





is the theme of the hotel but its food is a cut above that. From the regular pub schnitzel-type menu, the hotel kitchen also creates modern Australian cuisine and uses some of the island’s best produce in its meals. The hotel prides itself as a family destination. A unique Kids Combo value meal includes a main course, dessert and soft drink, complete with the signature lolly snake on a straw! A bottleshop adjoins the hotel, so if you’re in a hurry, meals to go are a specialty. The rustic charm of the renovated bar and dining areas are the perfect place to while away a Sunday afternoon or wait for your ferry to the mainland in the friendly, comfortable atmosphere.


s Penneshaw Hotel the only pub in the world where you can have a beer and look at Australia? The Penneshaw pub has commanding and uninterrupted views over Backstairs Passage with absolute water frontage from a clifftop and now the newly completed spacious tiered outdoor dining and bar area offers unsurpassed opportunities to enjoy this view. The 106-year-old hotel is making the most of its prime position with major internal and external renovations. Glass walls at the front of the outdoor area and large windows opening to the sea air capture the light and view for all diners in all weather. Country pub hospitality

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Pizza with pizzazz nteresting, local and healthy are always key ingredients for Sophie Newland who runs Isola Pizza. Since February 2010 when she took over the Penneshaw restaurant, Sophie has been adding pizazz to her pizzas and her recipe innovations are winning rave reviews. Take for example the Southrock pizza, made with chorizo sausage from local Southrock Lamb, roast pumpkin and capsicum, Island Pure haloumi cheese and fresh basil pesto made from locally grown herbs. Or for something else a bit off the beaten track, why not try a washed rind


cheese, pancetta and thyme pizza, or a decadent dessert pizza made from Belgian chocolate, banana, almond praline and vanilla icecream. However, Sophie hasn’t forgotten the traditional Aussie pizza lover, so you will always find a meatlover’s pizza and margherita on the menu. There’s limited alfresco dining at Isola but many take advantage of the beachfront park opposite to admire the views across Backstairs Passage as they eat. Indoors you can enjoy a wine or an espresso coffee with your pizza and browse the selection of local produce ideal for take home souvenirs and gifts.

Phone 8553 1227

From green fields outhrock Lamb is all about eating the best lamb you can get. The cool slow-growing season on the island’s lush pastures produces sensational results with chefs throughout SA loving the flavour - lamb as it used to be. Breeders have been producing prime lamb on KI for over 100 years so it is no surprise there is such quality from which to choose. Southrock Lamb is sourced from only the best Kangaroo Island farmers, each lamb selected for ideal


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eating characteristics: tenderness, juiciness and taste (no tomato sauce needed!). All Southrock Lamb is hormone free, GE-free, free-range, and managed to minimise stress to the animals. Southrock Lamb is available to you as a vacuum-packed box of selected cuts and can be delivered to your door. A Southrock customer: “Cooked a roast the other night, not knowing that everyone would be home late. The roast sat in the oven for an extra hour on very low and was the most tender, juicy lamb. Meanwhile my mother, whom I have bought for in the past, chose to cook a supermarket roast and said even the dog could not chew it!” - Rebecca Abley, Adelaide.


The must-see destination o you love your food and wine and want to enjoy all that Kangaroo Island can offer? Our farm-grown marron – freshwater crayfish – a KI icon and Two Wheeler Creek Wines, along with speciality bush tucker sauces and more are not to be missed in the heart of KI. The Marron Cafe offers mouth-watering marron dishes from our wellknown chef Joe Hunter and his team but equally superb steak, chicken and daily special dishes in very relaxing surroundings. The marron farm is one of Australia’s largest with farm-fresh stock always on hand for the cafe. What would great food be without delicious wine?


To not disappoint - our Two Wheeler Creek Sauvignon Blanc is stunning and one of the best on the Island as well as ideal to accompany marron. To suit other palates there is an awardwinning chardonnay, a sparkling chardonnay and a new release sweeter chardonnay. The cabernet

sauvignon, shiraz and a sparkling cabernet/shiraz blend are also popular with red devotees. An extra specialty is a lemon myrtle liqueur made from farm-grown lemon myrtle. We often have visitors complimenting us on “one

of the best meals they have had for some time!” Even locals come for birthdays or family functions or just lazy weekend lunches. “We are child-friendly.” The Marron Shed with the holding tanks also contains our cellar door. Interesting marron life cycle information is presented plus farmgate marron sales. Wine tastings and sales are available at the cellar door and often help visitors to choose a wine for lunch. Groups are welcome by arrangement. A Tourism Kangaroo Island “Must Visit” venue. Note our advertised standard and winter hours.

Phone 8559 4114



Pure goodness he Island Pure range of famous Mediterranean style cheeses and yoghurt are produced on pristine Kangaroo Island from 100% pure sheep’s milk. As an authentic Farmhouse Dairy, Island Pure grows the grass, milks the sheep, manufactures the milk, packages the product and markets the cheeses and yoghurt from its property at Cygnet River. Visitors are welcome from 12-5pm daily to enjoy tours of the factory and dairy, or to pick up some of the finest island produce from its well stocked shop.


Any time after 12 noon, you can enjoy cooking some of our local lamb and feta sausages or haloumi cheese on the free barbecue we provide for you on the banks of the Cygnet River. Centrally located just 10 minutes from Kingscote and two minutes from the airport, Island Pure provides a unique island food experience and a great place to stock up on the island’s best produce. Head to the aiport from Kingscote and turn right into Gum Creek Road. Island Pure is just 1.5km off the main road.

Phone 8553 9110

Tempting sweet racey Zealand is earning a name and a reputation for her honeycomb products, using the island’s premium signature product – the organic honey from pure-bred Ligurian bees. She credits support from island honey expert Peter Davis, from Island Beehive, as instrumental “in getting me to where I am today”. The fledgling Kangaroo Island Honeycomb business is growing and choc-coated honeycomb and honey icecream are available at Island Beehive and other outlets now. “We also have a new flavour ice-cream. I use Kangaroo Island Spirits brandy-soaked walnuts from Jon and Sarah Lark, fantastic honey and walnut liqueur along with my honeycomb chip to make Drunken KIS. So this icecream will be one for adults only!”




An oasis on the journey V ivonne Bay store is an oasis of food and supplies on the South Coast Road, about halfway to Flinders Chase from Kingscote and a welcome rest point for travellers seeing the island’s wonderful wilderness and wildlife attractions. A great spot for a meal stop, you must try the famous Whiting Burger or KI Lamb Burger at Vivonne Bay store, or sample another hot meal from the wide range available. Vegetarians are catered for, all made fresh for you. Then stock up on petrol Phone 8559 4285

and supplies for the rest of your South Coast adventure. Local fish, Island Pure cheese, Fryar’s Free Range Eggs and other produce will supplement your camping larder and you can fill your esky, too, from this licensed store, including a selection of local wines. Hire sand-boarding equipment for an afternoon’s fun on the sand dunes at Little Sahara, grab some locally made unique souvenirs, a magazine and enjoy your lunch on the sunny verandah or the cosy dine-in tables.

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wildlife on Kangaroo Island’s roads. Our goal is to improve road safety and to help reduce the number of native animals injured or killed on the roads. Our Roadkill Recipe books address the confronting issue of roadkill through satire, science and good practical sense. We hope all who travel the food, wine and arts trails across Kangaroo Island enjoy their journey. Our message is simple take your time, see the sights and watch out for wildlife along the way.

s this magazine suggests, Kangaroo Island has oodles to offer in the way of food, wine and the arts. Equally exciting is the journey through some of the island’s most beautiful places to experience the unique island tastes, aromas and visual delights. Through a variety of media, Wrong Side of the Road aims to highlight the presence of


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Room with a view he transformation at Emu Bay lavender is astonishing, creating a destination worthy of a special occasion or treat. The scent of soothing lavender flows through the newly expanded premises, which include an upgraded kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas and more space to display the myriad of lavender-inspired products and treats. Tony Bell and Maria Patterson made a big decision after the 2009 summer holiday season.

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Espresso coffee, Devonshire teas and Lunch menu Telephone 8553 5338 Located on the road to Emu Bay.


Tourist numbers had almost doubled from the previous year and their cottage shop was struggling to cope. With nowhere to enjoy morning tea or light lunches indoors, the two made the decision to expand. And it all happened in quick time, proving to be a great success. Their boutique selection of beautifully presented lunches are enhanced by great attention to detail and presentation and customers are raving about the experience.

Phone 8553 5338


Indulge to your heart’s desire isit The Oyster Farm Shop at American River where locally farmed oysters are processed fresh daily. The Oyster Farm Shop is the new retail and shucking facility for Kangaroo Island Shellfish, being the largest commercial oyster farm on Kangaroo Island. “Visitors to our farm can immerse themselves in the high quality food that is produced here on Kangaroo Island. “Our Premium Oysters are available straight off the boat during April to December and when our fresh oysters are out of season we now have the ability to provide IQF frozen oysters to our customers as well as the freshest oysters from partnering farms on Eyre Peninsula,” says Amanda Rowe. The Oyster Farm Shop showcases Kangaroo Island aquaculture products including Kangaroo Island Abalone, Marron, Smoked Barramundi and a range of fresh, local, sustainable


seafood including the renowned King George Whiting. We take pride in promoting products that are farmed or fished in a sustainable manner and that are produced on the island. Where we can’t source a product that we need on the island, we source it regionally. This way we support our local farmers and producers and help contribute to the local economy. The farm shop is now also producing its own products which you can taste and purchase direct including mouth-

watering KI Sheoak Smoked Oysters, our very own tasty KI Kilpatrick sauce, delicious pickled mussels/ marron, Party Packs of IQF frozen ready to heat-and-eat pre-topped oysters and we also stock the largest range of locally made sauces and condiments on the island.. A simple Chill and Grill lunch menu based around our products is available or gather up a feast of island produce to enjoy at your accommodation. Either way, a visit to The Oyster Farm Shop is a must while you are on Kangaroo Island. So come to American River and immerse yourself in all things KI! Our Deep Water Premiums and Coastal Creams are available in Queensland, Adelaide and at all quality eateries on the island. Ask for them by name; Kangaroo Island Premium Oysters from Kangaroo Island Shellfish at American River and satisfy your natural desires!



Story of vision and perseverance angaroo Island became an official wine region in 2001 and is becoming recognised for its boutique style. A long time ago in England a ship was loaded ready for the journey to the Great Southern Land. Included in this cargo were many bundles of vine cuttings prepared for future plantings. This ship eventually arrived at Reeves Point on Kangaroo Island in 1836 and the vine cuttings along with an orchard, were planted on the slopes near Kingscote. These early settlers were enthusiastic and hopeful of a fruitful harvest for their families. But extremely hot summer days in 1836 and 1837 saw their enthusiasm wane as the vines slowly died. Many year later, farmers tried again to start the vineyard industry with most of our present



plantings happening more than 150 years later during the 1990s. Today we have many delightful wines entering the market and the list of grape varieties grown here expands every year. The vineyards extend over Kangaroo Island from the limestone characters of the eastern end to the ironstone qualities of the western district. All the vineyards enjoy the Mediterranean climatic influences and a long ripening period to enhance the fresh flavours of our fruit. The

ABOVE: Alan Mills. RIGHT: Thelma Wurst and Helen Buttrose red grape varieties predominate vineyard plantings and have produced many deep redcoloured elegant wines. The white varieties are becoming a feature of the Kangaroo Island wine list. After picking, some of the grapes travel to the mainland for the next stage of production while other grapes are processed by wineries here. When it comes to bottling time, the local wineries bring from the mainland a truck carrying a bottling machine. Then “with many hands on deck” the wine is pumped into the machine and comes out in cartons ready for marketing. The Kangaroo Island Grape Growers and Winemakers Association holds an annual celebration in December of the flowering of the vines called “Floraison”. This is a night of much merriment

along with good food and Kangaroo Island wine. An exciting trend is developing in the tourism industry where travellers are asking more and more about local produce. Innovative island chefs and eateries are expanding the concept of matching our food and wine and the excellent cellar doors dotted around Kangaroo Island now make a significant contribution to the tourist experience. Extensive menus of local wines now feature in all of Kangaroo Island’s dining houses so guests are invited to try and we are sure they won’t be disappointed. Read more about the island’s expanding wine industry in the following pages.

WINE acques Lurton’s first vintage in Australia was in 1984 with McWilliams in Griffith, NSW. From that time on, Jacques had long held the dream of owning his own vineyard in Australia. When Jacques visited Kangaroo Island in 1997 he was struck by its natural beauty and recognised the island’s considerable viticultural potential. Three years later Jacques returned to the island with his friend David Paxton, a respected grape grower from McLaren Vale, in order to find a suitable place to grow vines. Jacques was looking for a large property offering a combination of agricultural and vineyard potential. The property had to be on north-facing slopes to harness the sunshine, with heritage vegetation such as Yaccas, gum trees and scrub. A 300-hectare property located in the Heartland District near Parndana with perfectly drained deep soils came up for sale. With the help of the Paxton team an 11 hectare vineyard was planted with varieties Jacques had worked with around the world - Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Malbec, Shiraz, Grenache, Viognier and


Semillon. Close spacing of 5000 vines per hectare with vertical canopy was chosen for all the varieties except Grenache and Shiraz which were planted in bush vines at 1900 vines per hectares. The close spacing is a quality factor to control the yield per vine and achieve more flavour and phenolic concentration. A modern 70 tonne winery was erected on site, most of the equipment shipped from France. This included sorting tables to select the best of the grapes after de-stemming, concrete open fermenters with temperature control for fermentation and large wooden vats for ageing. Kangaroo Island’s climate is cool and dry, with constant stiff breezes. These elements are ideal for growing grapes and producing wines of great elegance and restrained power with firm tannins and lovely concentration of fruit flavours. The Islander Estate wines are available across the island and at selected bottleshops and restaurants on the mainland.

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Nearly 200 years after the explorer Nicolas Baudin landed on Kangaroo Island, another inquisitive Frenchman arrived – winemaker Jacques Lurton. Identifying the island’s potential for viticulture, Jacques planted an 11 hectare vineyard near Parndana and has been proudly flying the flag for Kangaroo Island wine around the world ever since. The Islander Estate Vineyards received a 5 star-rating in James Halliday’s 2012 Wine companion “an outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality” For more information please contact us: Mob: 0429 886 711 or 08 8553 9008 Email:



Passion for wine athami Wines is a family business owned by Graham, Helen, Tom and Steph Wurst. Ten acres of Shiraz vines were planted in 2001 as an adjunct to their broadacre farming enterprise at Stokes Bay. Vines were planted on a north-facing site, ensuring plenty of sunshine for ripening. With optimism and a strong belief in the wine industry on Kangaroo Island, the Wursts planted Fiano vines in October 2009. It produces a richly flavoured, medium-bodied white wine. The first vintage will be out in mid-2012. Currently available is the 2008 Shiraz, having sold out of all previous vintages. The 2008 Lathami Shiraz is a classic cool climate shiraz with brooding, enticing aro-


matics, elegant fruit and a tight structure. It is ready to drink now or with careful cellaring will reward up to 2020. Renowned wine writer Phillip White assessed many of the Island’s wines and commented that ‘... it was the Shiraz wines that really tickled my fancy... They’re intense and strapping, with lively berries and florals atop their dark, cheeky base tones. At another level again, you’ll love the electric blackberries of the Lathami 2008, and the taut gunmetal blues of the 2010: exceptional wines of great potential.’ Lathami wine is available from most island bottle shops and hotels or contact Helen, Graham, Tom or Steph directly.

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WINE unset Winery has become a must-see, must-do destination whilst visiting Kangaroo Island. Winner of the 2009 Ultimate Kangaroo Island Producers Food or Wine Experience, Sunset offers its visitors stunning 180 degree sea views of Eastern Cove and beyond and is set amid tranquil bush land with an abundance of birdlife. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you - choose either to enjoy a complementary tasting of the range of premium wines, or a light lunch, perhaps morning or afternoon tea. Whatever your choice, we suggest you just take some time to relax on the all weather deck area and just soak up the natural environment. Local produce features in the light lunches served at the Cellar Door. The Savoury Platter consists of a selection of Island Pure Cheeses, local olives and olive oil, Edam Cheese from Alexandrina Cheesery at Mt Compass on the Fleurieu, salami, homemade Pear and Fig paste to complement the cheeses, semi dried tomatoes and water crackers

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– it makes an ideal lunch to two to share and served with tastings of the premium wines in Sunset’s range. A leisurely glass of wine on the deck, nibble on a Dukkah Platter featuring Charring Cross Artisan Breads at Penneshaw , local Wild Olive Oil and delicious dukkah or for something sweet a home made gluten free muffin, plunger coffee or tea - all are available until 4.00pm daily. September School holiday (SA) and over the October long week end, Sunset is involved as a venue exhibiting art by local artists during the KI Art Feast. Over the summer season chef Sue Pearson prepares seafood delights on Saturday evenings for visitors and locals, these nights are very popular and bookings are essential – refer to the website for diary dates. Sunset Winery is ideally situated on the main Penneshaw to Kingscote Road, just 6kms west of the township of Penneshaw. Open everyday between 11am and 5pm except Good Friday and Christmas.



Happiness bottled t’s the time honoured beautiful landscape. The ‘Sea Change’ scenario! In cellar door has space to 2002 while living and operate as a small gallery working in Adelaide, Diana for special exhibitions and a and Bruce Keir (pictured ballroom for big parties, with Jago) were lucky weddings and the occasionenough to get the chance al acoustically passionate to buy 120 acres of beautitango afternoon. ful land and an old homeCheck the art, have a stead close to Chapman great mouthful of island River, just behind the wine, wander in the natural Antechamber Bay dunes. beauty of the Chapman They already had four River and the breath-taking acres of vines doing well on Antechamber Bay beach. the limestone influenced The art studio has now soil with a cool maritime moved to the old limestone climate, producing too cottage, a workspace and a much to drink personally bit of a gallery, readily accesand not enough for a big sible from the cellar door marketing campaign, so a Three of the wines cellar door it had to be. Rose: From Cabernet An aircraft hangar built Sauvignon grapes, this is a by the Lashmar family zesty and fresh Rose with a behind a stand of trees, fine dry aftertaste. Chilled next to the airstrip down it’s a delightful (north/south 800m, flyers mouthful and fantastic with welcome) was just right for a late breakfast of smoked conversion to the cellar salmon and scrambled eggs. door. Opened in September, 2008 Shiraz: Barrelled in 2008. The cellar door offers American oak for 18 the small and interesting months, Happiness Shiraz is range of Chapman River a peppery, fruit-driven wine, Happiness wines, available well-rounded with a soft by the glass, bottle and box. and generous character. With their Kangaroo 2006 Cabernet Island savoury platter, cakes Sauvignon: With 18 and espresso coffees, the months in new American team at the cellar door will oak the Happiness make you most welcome. Cabernet Sauvignon has an Diana, trained as a excellent deep colour and potter, now paints the shows a good harmony of immediate and amazingly the fruit and oak. Phone 8553 1371 Email




Fine wine and more ay of Shoals Wines is a pleasant surprise for first-time visitors and a popular place to re-visit with its ever-changing vista of vines overlooking the picturesque Bay of Shoals on the northern boundary of Kingscote. The property provides a glimpse of the early pioneering days of Kangaroo Island through its heritagelisted cottage, original farm buildings and eclectic maritime collection. It also encompasses the modern aspects of a new winery with state-of-the-art facilities. The cellar door opened Easter 2006, the culmination of many years of work and planning by its founder John Willoughby. The Riesling grapes planted on the coastal slopes are claimed to be the world’s closest to the sea. And the wines produced at this spectacular venue are


winning acclaim in prestigious circles. Bay of Shoals produces award-winning wines whch include chardonnay, riesling, sauvignon blanc, cabernet and shiraz and vintage fortified. The 2007 shiraz was awarded the Grand Cup in 2010. Renowned wine expert James Halliday in his Australian Wine Companion 2009 named Bay of Shoals among his “Ten Dark Horses” list of undiscovered wineries. Art reflecting the island lifestyle and iconic maritime symbols is a strong feature at Bay of Shoals. Acclaimed Melbourne-based artist Bernie Walsh has endowed the winery with its popular pelican theme. He is responsible for the distinctive Bay of Shoals bottle labels and the glasses and other souvenirs. He also painted the historic map of Kangaroo Island on the floor of the cellar door. His artwork adorns the cellar door and is for sale, too. Bay of Shoals winery also boasts resident artists with prize-winning found-object sculptor Indiana James opening his studio in the old shearing shed. His partner Linda Jenkins also has her workshop and studio on site with her unique hats and soft jackets. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to enjoy this spectacular location and all the features it has to offer. And if you need extra time to enjoy the views you can book accommodation at nearby Cordes House.

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Bottled ambassador ookery wines is a boutique familyowned winery on Kangaroo Island. Its clean air, abundant wildlife and native vegetation are just some of the reasons owners Garry and Gael Lovering say they are lucky to live there. These qualities they share with the rest of the world through their wine. The wine is a bottled ambassador for one of the most beautiful, pristine and isolated environments in Australia and some would say the world. We make the most of the maritime environment to produce fruit that is rich and robust with intense aromas and full flavours. We bring together the best knowledge, expertise and technology so that each

R Hand pruned-hand picked Proudly producing • Cabernet Sauvignon • Shiraz • Sangiovese • Tempranillo • Saperavi • Zinfandel • Petit Verdot • Merlot • Rosé • Chardonnay • Riesling • Sauvignon Blanc & blends.

Local Stockists Restaurant Bella, Penneshaw Hotel, Queenscliffe Family Hotel, Vivonne Bay Store, The Chase Cafe and Aurora Ozone Hotel. KI Cellar Door sales at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus

vintage achieves its full potential as a bottled and labelled wine in the marketplace. The grapes are handpicked and the vines handpruned. The rest is up to you…. To taste Rookery wine is to savour the character of Kangaroo Island itself; diverse and filled with character and personality in every glass. The hard work, skill and passion of the owners and specially selected consultants are reflected. While on Kangaroo Island, a selection of these wines are available at Restaurant Bella, Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, Queenscliffe Family Hotel, Penneshaw Hotel,Vivonne Bay General Store, The Chase Café and Aurora Ozone Hotel.

Phone 8553 9099 •

From a treacherous coast he False Cape vineyard was established in 1999 by the Follett family of Langhorne Creek, who have had a long association with Kangaroo Island. The Follett’s began grape growing in Langhorne Creek in the 1880’s and more recently established the award winning Lake Breeze winery. The vineyard is located on the Dudley Peninsula, between Penneshaw and Cape Willoughby, and is managed by Jamie and Julie Helyar (nee Follett). The cool, maritime conditions on Kangaroo


Tastings available at Sorrento’s Restaurant at KI Seafront Resort during restaurant opening hours. Sorrento’s phone 08 8553 2030

General enquiries phone Lake Breeze 08 8537 3017


Island, along with ancient soils allow for a slow, even ripening. The wines produced here exhibit excellent varietal characters and intense colour, and with careful cellaring will age well and have been well awarded at national wine shows. False Cape wines are available at restaurants and good wine stores on Kangaroo Island. Tastings are available at the award winning Kangaroo Island Seafront Resort overlooking the ocean at Penneshaw.

Phone 8537 3017 •


A family affair he Dennis Family of Woolybud Wines owns and operates its vineyard on Kangaroo Island at its property, Agincourt, on the central Seddon Plateau. The family is “handson”, taking pride in all areas of production. They are pioneers of the wine industry on the island, having planted their vineyard in 1998. From the first pick, the winemakers have been impressed by the density of the ruby red


Phone 8559 6110

colour of the wine and the flavours developed over a long maturation period. Watch for their wines at local dining establishments and bottle shops. The vineyard was planted between 1998 and 2001 on a north-facing gentle slope. Varieties include Shiraz, Cabrenet Sauvignon, Cabernet Sauvignon/Sangiovese, Rose and Sauvignon Blanc.

A new home udley Cellar Door is moving from its Penneshaw location to a new stunning spot on the clifftops of the north coast of the Dudley Peninsula, 12km from Penneshaw. Marvel at the view from the deck while you sample an island-influenced tasting plate and savour a glass of Dudley’s award-winning wine. Dudley Wines is Kangaroo Island’s pioneer winery and is family owned and run. The boutique winery prides itself


Phone 8553 1333

on developing a quality 100 per cent Kangaroo Island product, grown, made, and bottled on KI. Visitors to the new Cellar Door will be greeted with a free wine tasting of Dudley’s range of bubblies, whites, reds, rosés and sweet wines. And you can enjoy the local art on display and stock up on local produce. The Dudley Cellar Door is also home to All Seasons Comfort Clothing, You can browse through the exquisite range of natural fibre products including wool, hemp and cotton clothing, ugg boots and pure wool quilts and pillows. All of this in the one location. You will be sure to find something for everyone!

Dudley Cellar Door Open daily 10am - 5pm Award winning KI wines Natural fibre products & clothing Light meals Local produce Artwork

Available at all good restaurants and bottle stores on Kangaroo Island Information and wine sales contact Dean and Jean Dennis on 0428 596 031 or Simon and Tessa Dennis on 8559 6110



It’s time to fall in love with a feast rt, food and wine are meant to go together and Kangaroo Island Art Feast perfects the combination from its own talented Islanders. The first 10 days of October on this unique island are full of events, exhibitions, culinary and wine experiences, and visual, musical and performance entertainments to savour. In 2011, Kangaroo Island Art Feast boasts 30 venues from east to west across the island. In 2012 we are planning a celebration worthy of the Art Feast tenth anniversary – not necessarily bigger but certainly more variety and a strong drive to be better than the last time. About 150 artists, with a strong connection to Kangaroo Island, exhibit an array of works at special locations and traditional galleries. Island chefs using home-grown produce, and boutique wines and spirits are also star performers with tastings, treats and gourmet meals all on offer through this feast of the senses. Kangaroo Island musicians, performers and writers round out the program. Venues for exhibitions and events may be in the form of permanent galleries, eating establishments, wine cellar doors, markets, historic buildings and outdoor venues. Each has art on display and is also

A From top:

Specs 3 Peggy Rismiller; Glossy Female Tail Feather Bryon Buick; Perchance to Dream Les Montanjees.


encouraged to supply food and wine. Participating venues are identified by a Kangaroo Island Art Feast flag. For the first time, community radio KIX FM will broadcast work by local writers in 2011. The local Bicycle Users Group has a special ride around venues at the eastern end of the island. And our very own ‘yarnbombing’ guerrillas are brightening up the streets of Kingscote. Art Feast is managed and organised by an incorporated association. This small group of volunteers produces the program, finds sponsors and funding bodies, and markets the event. Each venue organises and promotes its own event and/or exhibition. The committee helps to bring together artists and venues, if help is needed, suggests new types of events and exhibitions, and actively seeks new venues. Kangaroo Island Art Feast makes the perfect framework for a Kangaroo Island holiday. It coincides with the opening of the Kangaroo Island tourism season and visitors and locals contribute to the Island-wide ‘buzz’. The festival is embraced by the local community, who visit many localities and invite friends and family to visit at this time. It’s now time for the rest of the world to fall in love with Kangaroo Island Art Feast.


raduating from the South Australian School of Art in 1972, Jenny Clapson has lived on a farm on Kangaroo Island. This period of rural living in a small community and contact with wildlife has influenced much of her visual language. During this time she has exhibited in 10 solo exhibitions and more than 50 group exhibitions in most states and also overseas. Commissions include working as an artist in the Adelaide Festival and designing and co-ordinating community art events on and off the Island. Jenny has enjoyed teaching both adults and students painting, has served on the Advisory Board of Country Arts SA and been a partner in her own gallery at the Kingscote Wharf. “I work in a variety of mediums -

Jenny’s G variety of life spills to the canvas

watercolour-gouache, oils, acrylic, design work and print-making on my etching press,” Jenny said. “Among others, the National Gallery, Art Gallery of SA, Parliament House Collection in Canberra, CountryArts SA and Artbank have collected my artwork.”

Works displayed at Fine Art Kangaroo Island Home studio visits by appointment 08 8553 9103

“Creeks to the sea - Kangaroo Island" Acrylic, 2011, 90 cm x 165 cm.



Local talent on show I n 1988 a small group of local artists and craftspeople met and decided to form the Kangaroo Island Art Society Inc. and to open the Kangaroo Island Gallery. The local council assisted the group by allowing them to convert the building into what it is


today – a well presented art gallery with a high standard of local work for sale. The rules which applied then, and still do, are that to have work in the gallery you must live full-time on Kangaroo Island and do voluntary rostered days in the gallery – not a hard chore when surrounded by

such beautiful artwork. The society has a selection committee that decides on what work will be accepted for display and sale in the gallery in order to maintain standards. The Art Society membership grows steadily each year, and many workshops are provided to help people improve their skills. Sales from the gallery have gone to all parts of the world, and our customers are invariably thrilled with their purchases and the personalised service. The gallery is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm. Closed only on Good Friday, Christmas Day and the morning of Anzac Day.

Phone 8553 2868


Heart of glass ernie Stonor has remarkably steady hands, a necessity in his line of work. He needs that stability while he is making his signature, delicate glass pieces. “Not shaking comes from practice of the fine hand movement”, he says. And he has many years of practice, 30 years in glasswork and more in the practice of art. All Bernie ever wanted was to be an artist, but he grew up in Western Australia in the 1950s and 60s when people viewed art as ‘not real’ and he had to do other things to make a living. “I love that we have a big


community of artists on the island. It is really good to be able to talk to like-minded people.” Bernie also likes talking to the people who come to his gallery. “People don’t really know much about glass and it is good fun explaining. Glass is fascinating, melting and forming while it’s liquid.” And in Bernie’s steady hands, the solid but ethereal results of his labours – marbles, insects, fish, scent bottles and much more – are also fascinating and beautiful. He draws his inspiration from nature and finds Kangaroo Island the perfect place – “surrounded by things that inspire me”.

Phone 8553 7383 •



Collective culture Shep’s S

I Artworks gallery is a friendly, informal gallery manned entirely by volunteers. The gallery is run by Artists Collective Kangaroo Island Inc, an organisation formed more then 10 years ago by a group of artists keen to see an artistic community established at the eastern end of the island. The collective then broadened its aims to include creating a thriving art culture on Kangaroo Island by encouraging emerging artists. Since then the collective has been busy organising and running the popular Easter Art Exhibition in Penneshaw and also founded the KI Art Feast, an island-wide celebration of art, food and wine, held in October, which is fast growing in reputation


and attracting an increasing number of visitors. In 2004, the gallery opened at Baudin Beach where the work of 65 artists and craftspeople is represented in an everchanging display, with special exhibitions during the year. The diversity of work for sale is a feature of the gallery, which includes paintings, photography, prints, collage work, sculpture, pottery, jewellery, glass and timber work, cards and bookmarks, as well as handmade felt, silk and wool creations. Whether you are looking for a unique piece of artwork by a collectible KI artist or a small locally-made gift as a memento of your Kangaroo Island holiday, you are sure to find something at Artworks gallery.

KI Artworks Bessell Drive, BAUDIN BEACH (10km from Penneshaw, look for the flags)

Open Friday to Tuesday

10am - 4pm Extended hours in school holidays

Phone (08) 85531381 Email


ince he discovered colour 14 years ago Neil Sheppard has been unstoppable in his experimentation with themes, media and subject matter, ranging from traditional landscapes and buildings to abstract and naive depictions of daily life on Kangaroo Island – with nine solo, 11 shared exhibitions, and participation in numerous art shows. Having always sketched in black and white, the former teacher had been intimidated by colour but discovered a whole new world for his work, which is now hung in galleries in Adelaide and sold to destinations as far afield as Norway and Chicago. Shep describes his work as low on detail but full of mood and atmosphere. “I am always doing something new. I hate to be pigeon-holed. The beauty of my work is that it is constantly changing.” Neil works from his strawbale studio, as a full time professional artist. The opening of his gallery and studio on Bellmore Road in 2006 was a milestone in Shep’s journey as an artist. Shep’s Studio has wheelchair access, is family friendly for young children, with relaxed atmosphere for guests to browse through the gallery and studio, and maybe watch ‘Shep’ painting at the easel.

on a roll, in colour


Showcase of island beauty new gallery of limited edition prints is open in Kingscote. Pete Nash Photography has taken space in the shopfront next to the Lions Hall in Dauncey Street. The showcase of limited edition prints of Kangaroo Island range from cards to large panoramas on paper and canvas, making ideal gifts or keepsakes for visitors and residents. The new gallery will also provide a booking outlet for Pete Nash Photography for studio and commissioned work. His large-format


printer will be relocated from American River, providing access for the island’s photographers to printing facilities of up to 2m wide. The gallery also provides a service transferring videos to DVD. Pete has a broad range of commercial and celebrity photography experience, from Zoo magazine and swimsuit calendars to racing cars and lifestyle magazines. The gallery will be open Monday to Friday and some weekends. Pete plans to have regular exhibitions, inviting other island photographers to display their work.

Phone 0438 384 826

Look, feel, enjoy ustic Blue is a modern unique gallery and garden oasis in the middle of your drive to Flinders Chase National Park. The gallery space was a former shearing shed, and now stables a variety of fine Australian art, objects and affordable Australian designed gifts. The owners travel regularly to source everything from interesting jewellery


to unique sculptures from artists in all states of Australia. The Gallery stables a select group of local award-winning and emerging Kangaroo Island artists. The gardens, once old sheep holding yards, are now alive with tropical and native plants, sculptures and an amazing array of birdlife. Kangaroos often laze close by and are seen all day at Rustic Blue. The café serves quality coffee, specialty leaf teas, cakes, platters and light meals that include local and organic, McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley produce. It’s a beautiful location for a quick stop or a relaxed longer visit. The Wellbeing Retreat is a place to take your time and unwind with a massage, facial or meditation (bookings essential).

Phone 8559 7371 •



Art treasures - a lasting impression verlooking the sparkling Nepean Bay in the heart of Kingscote’s coffee strip, two renovated heritage buildings house the very best of Kangaroo Island’s contemporary artwork and jewellery. Opened in January, 2008, and rapidly growing in size and reputation, Fine Art Kangaroo Island offers a professional gallery outlet for resident, ratepayer artists and artisans. It was initiated by well- known local artist and community development workers Fred and Fleur Peters to realise their passion to enhance KI’s reputation as a world-class art destination. What makes a visit to these galleries unique and memorable is the outstanding presentation and personal service in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. The featured works include unique art, deeply inspired by the island, coupled with Fleur’s careful selection of pieces which are timeless and thought-provoking. Seven days a week, regardless of the tourist season, you will find modern and traditional painting, works on paper and canvas, as well as wildlife art and sculpture, limited edition prints, handmade glass wares and exclusive decorative and functional ceramics. In 2010 Some Bling New opened to showcase art jewellery, handmade by Fred and others in their studios or on the bench in Fine Art Kangaroo Island’s newest gallery. Each day visitors can watch demonstrations by resident artists producing exquisite individual pieces in precious metal, glass, and other media. Fine Art Kangaroo Island provides a quality archival framing service so that artwork can be framed or unframed for transport as well as the option of a professional packing/freight service anywhere in Australia or the world. Customers can purchase large or fragile works and have them conveniently delivered safely to their home. The gallery curates and hosts an exciting exhibition program.Year round, this features selected local artists or highlights important community themes in both Kingscote venues as well other island-based businesses including Southern Ocean Lodge, and off-island at the National Wine Centre. Comprehensive information and images of artists’ work and their art practice is available at quick notice to customers worldwide and this enhances the electronic slideshows, personal stories and art interpretation inhouse. Customers who return home and wish to follow up an item seen in the gallery can easily be assisted and satisfied. The emphasis is on quality – the artist’s best work, finest presentation, outstanding personal service and a breadth of offerings to suit all tastes and price ranges.


Phone 8553 0448 any time


Food Wine and Art Guide 2011  
Food Wine and Art Guide 2011  

A guide to the best of Kangaroo Island's culture - a must-read for travellers!