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.