Bay of Shoals Wines

Come and taste award winning wines at our boutique, coastal winery just 5 minutes North of Kingscote. Enjoy delicious local and mainland South Australian produce whilst you soak in the spectacular ocean and vineyard views from the cellar door.

The Bay of Shoals Wines Estate, which was recently rated a 4.5 star winery in the 2021 Halliday Wine Companion, is built on the historic Reeves Farm, one of South Australia’s first settlements. John Willoughby purchased the property in 1992 and planted the first vine cuttings in 1993.  Bay of Shoals wines are an authentic Kangaroo Island product, with over 9 different varieties of grapes grown harvested and made into wine on site at the winery. The estate currently has around 15 hectares of established vines that benefit from a maritime climate, which enhances the fruit flavours.

The distinctive pelican labeling on the Bay of Shoals Wine bottles has been created in memory of Milton Turner who started the pelican feeding on the beach in front of the vineyards. The unique ocean views over the vines is what makes tasting at Bay of Shoals Wines such a special experience.  The nautical theme and historic boat collection has been a labour of love for owner John Willoughby who first fell in love with Kangaroo Island when he sailed the North Coast of KI in 1963.




08 8553 0289

49 Cordes Road
Kingscote SA 5223

Opening Hours

Open daily from 11 am until 5 pm, closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


At our cellar door we have a diverse range of award winning wines available to taste from our signature pelican glasses. Whilst taking in the spectacular vineyard and ocean views, compliment your tasting with one of our hamper-style picnics featuring local and mainland South Australian produce.

You can also enjoy the views of the Estate from Cordes Cottage; self-contained accommodation nestled among the vineyards.


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