The Wines

Kangaroo Island was declared a wine region in 2001. There are currently 28 vineyards with 146 ha of red and 24 ha of white wine grapes under production. Our region enjoys a temperate climate of cool wet winters and warm dry summers. The rainfall is between 400-750mm per year depending on location, soils also vary from ironstone to limestone.

Winemaker Colin Hopkins sources only the best quality fruit grown on Kangaroo Island, to produce a select range of quality wines.

Part of our production policy is that all the fruit for the wine is sourced from Kangaroo Island vineyards

Tasting Notes

2012 Chardonnay
Colour of yellow straw.
Aromas of fresh cut melon, stone fruits with a hint of nougat, candied orange peel, and toasted nuttiness.
On the palate ripe melon fruit, fleshy stone fruit flavours with a creamy nuttiness, finishing is long and lingering.
Alc/Vol 14.2%

2012 Sauvignon Blanc
GOLD MEDAL and WINNER of the CHAMPION SAUVIGNON BLANC TROPHY at NATIONAL COOL CLIMATE WINE SHOW BATHURST 2012
SILVER MEDAL 2012 ROYAL MELBOURNE WINE SHOW.
BRONZE MEDAL 2012 AUSTRALIAN SMALL WINMAKERS SHOW BRISBANE
Colour is pale yellow straw with a green hue.
Aromas of passionfruit, asparagus, green beans, capsicum and orange blossom.
On the palate an initial wash of sweet fruit which builds in green bean and capsicum flavours through the mid palate finishing clean and crisp.
Alc/Vol 13.2%

2009 Helyars Blend Cab/Merlot
Ruby red in colour.
Aromas of bright red fruits, mushroom and earthy notes, featuring sweet nutty and spicy oak characters.
It is a medium bodied wine, showing dry, savoury red fruit flavours with a fine tannin finish.
Alc/Vol 14%

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
BRONZE MEDAL 2012 AUSTRALIAN SMALL WINEMAKERS SHOW BRISBANE
Bright ruby red in colour.
Aromas of spicy mixed berry, mint and herb, sweet chocolate and charry oak notes.
Sweet fruit up front flavours, enhanced by chocolate/mint, embraced with fine chalky tannins.
Alc/Vol 14.2%
89 points James Halliday Wine Comapanion 2013

2010 Helyar Shiraz
The colour is bright plum red.
Mixed berry fruit of the forest aromas, lifted sweet oak with hints of mocha and dried spice.
Flavours of sweet berry fruit followed by waves of mocha and vanilla, and fine dusty tannins.
Alc/Vol 14.2%

2010 Sparkling Shiraz
Medium dark red in colour.
Intense juicy fruit flavours, raspberries and sweet strawberries, blackberries and a hint of spice.
Vibrant palate with good balance of fruit sweetness with dosage amount, fine elegant finish that is not too sweet.
Serve chilled.
13.6% Alc/Vol
90 points James Halliday Wine Companion 2013

2010 CLEANSKIN Black Cap Blend 
SOLD ONLY BY CARTON OF 12
Easy drinking wine designed to enjoy now.
Blend of Merlot and Shiraz.
It has soft velvet like tannins and the earthy winter comfort food – think stews type flavours.
Alc/Vol. 13%

2012 CLEANSKIN Chardonnay
SOLD ONLY BY CARTON OF 12
Colour of yellow straw.
Aromas of fresh cut melon, stone fruits with a hint of nougat, candied orange peel, and toasted nuttiness.
On the palate ripe melon fruit, fleshy stone fruit flavours with a creamy nuttiness, finishing is long and lingering.
Alc/Vol 14.2%