The Islander Estate Vineyards

South Australia | Kangaroo Island

James' Review

Established by one of the most famous Flying Winemakers in the world, Bordeaux-born and trained and part-time Australian resident Jacques Lurton. He has established a close-planted vineyard; the principal varieties are cabernet franc, shiraz and sangiovese, with lesser amounts of grenache, malbec, semillon and viognier. The wines are made and bottled at the onsite winery in true estate style. After several vintages experimenting with a blend of sangiovese and cabernet franc, Jacques has settled on cabernet franc as the varietal base of the signature wine, The Investigator. Exports to the UK, the US, Canada, France, Switzerland, Germany, Malta, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.


Winemaker Jacques Lurton
Established 2000
Dozens 7000
Vineyards (area) 10 ha
Opening Hours Thurs-Tues 12-5
Address 78 Gum Creek Road, Cygnet River, SA 5223
Telephone (08) 8553 9008