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Gourmet Traveller Award

Bay of Shoals Wines are proud to announce that they have been judged Best Cellar Door on Kangaroo Island by Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine. This is a true reflection on the knowledge and customer service afforded our customers by the cellar door staff, together with our award winning wines, local produce and great views makes Bay of Shoals a must do on your visit to Kangaroo Island


New Awards for Wines

Our 2015 vintages have been awarded 3 new medals. Riesling awarded a Silver Medal, Chardonnay a Bronze Medal and Rose a Bronze Medal. Our 2010 Hill Hill Reserve Shiraz awarded a Bronze Medal to go with its previously awarded Silever and Bronze.


Platters now available

Choose from our menu to design your own platter. Kangaroo Island Sheep Cheeses, Paris Creek Cheeses, Bay of Shoals Olives, KI Beef Metwurst, KI Beef Pepperoni, Fig Salami, Fig Tapernade and cracker biscuits.Top it off with a glass of award winning wine and award winning views


New Awards for our wines

2014 has seen our wines awarded 1 silver and 5 bronze medals. Pinot Gris received the Silver award while our 2008 Tawny, 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, 2014 Savagnin, 2010 Shiraz and the 2011 Hill Reserve Shiraz were all awarded Bronze medals.


Art Feast

"Images from a different perspective" by Dean Wiles respected island photographer. Commencing on 2nd October Bay of Shoals Winery. ....a blend of images from the island and other locales using various medium, including a digital video display......from the sublime to maybe a hint of the ridiculous.... Enjoy the hospitality and fine wines of the Bay of Shoals winery while you are here, and don't forget the views. Deans exhibition is part of "Art Feast 2014" Kangaroo Island


New Vintages

The 2014 vintage white wines have been bottled and labelled. This year sees the first release of our 2014 Pinot Gris along with our popular Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Savagnin. Already the Sauvignon Blanc has been awarded a bronze medal at the Boutique Wine Awards in Sydney.The  2011 and 2012 Hill Reserve Shiraz  are now botlled and will soon be ready for sale.


Award winning wines

Shiraz 2009
  • the winning wines

Bay of Shoals Wines have again won 7 medals in wine shows across Australia during 2013 this is on top of the haul of 10 medals in 2012 The winning wines are; 2010 Shiraz - Bronze Medal at Association of Australia Boutique wine awards2010 Shiraz- Bronze Medal at Cowra Wine Show 2010 Hill Reserve Shiraz-Bronze Medal at Association of Australia Boutique wine awards2010 Hill Reserve Shiraz-Medal Medal at Small Winemakers Show 2009 Shiraz - Silver Medal at Association of Australia Boutique wine awards2009 Shiraz - Bronze Medal at Small Winemakers Show 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon - Bronze Medal at Small Winemakers show      


2012 Art Feast Event

On Saturday 29th September Bay of Shoals Wines will be hosting a night of food, wine & music. Live Performance by The Hurricanes. Starts at 7pm. $20 per person, this includes your first glass of wine and nibbles. Tickets available from cellar door, Kangashoes or by phoning cellar door on 8553 0289.


Sean McGowan wins photographer of the year!

Bay of Shoals Wines staff

Sean McGowan of The Islander, was named Best Photographer for the second time at 2012 SA Media Awards.Sean has taken many photos for Bay of Shoals Wines, including our bottle images, staff images, Cordes house and cellar door images.  We congratulate him on achievement and wish him every success in the future.


Adelaide Cellar Door Festival

Bay of Shoals Wines

 Bay of Shoals wines recently attended the Adelaide Cellar Door Festival held at Adelaide Convention Centre from 24th to 26th February 2012.We were joined by four other Kangaroo Island wine producers as well as our local Farmers market and Community market under the Kangaroo Island region.  We enjoyed the opportunity to meet a wide range of customers that we would not normally meet on Kangaroo Island.We hope you all come to visit us very soon!


Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup

Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup
  • Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup
  • Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup
  • Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup

Kangaroo Island comes alive in February each year for the Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup. Kangaroo Island Grape Growers & Winemakers Association are the official wine sponsor of the event.There are plenty of Kangaroo Island wines to enjoy over the weekend.

2012 was a great weekend and we are looking forward to 2013 already. 

For more information on the event visit


A suite of Bronze Medals in 2011

The winery has been busy framing its latest collection of certificates awarded by wine show judges around the country. The 2011 Moscato Riesling won a bronze medal at Australian Small Winemakers Show. The 2011 Sauvignon Blanc was awarded bronze by the Boutique Winemakers Show and the 2008 Shiraz & 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded Bronze medals at the Cairns wine show earlier this year. These medals join the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals won over the last four years at wine shows around Australia.


KI Surf Music Festival

In the inaugural Kangaroo Island Surf Music Festival was held recently at Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island. The event attracted over 3000 people to the 3 day music festival. Bay of Shoals Wines designed a new label to showcase 3 of its best party wines for the event. The remaining stocks of the new Surf wines are available for purchase, the 2011 Sparkling Chardonnay, 2011 Sparkling Rose & 2008 Island Blend are a great addition to any celebration.


Royal Melbourne Show

We began showcasing our wines at the Royal Melbourne Show in 2009 and have returned each year. Over the last 3 years we have developed loyal customer bases who have returned to purchase our new vintage releases. Each year we offer a chance to win a Kangaroo Island holiday package with the purchase of a dozen bottles of wine. This year the lucky winner was the Hope family from Ascot Vale, Victoria.We look forward to seeing you again in Melbourne in 2012.

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