Often described as Australia's answer to the Galapagos Islands, beautiful Kangaroo Island is a mix of stunning beaches, forests, desert dunes and farmland. Kangaroo Island is also rapidly gaining a reputation for high-quality wine and food products, including honey, regional cheeses and yoghurts, native jams, fresh oysters, prawns, crayfish, whiting, snapper and marron - to complement the crisp and innovative wines. Overall, the climate is temperate and devoid of extremes.
Site selection is important, with north and north-east facing sites preferred for viticulture, with protection from the prevailing south-easterly winds a major consideration. The region's main wine style is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot.