Bay of Shoals Wines

Our Winery is located 5 minutes north of Kingscote and overlooks the Bay of Shoals and Reeves Point, the site of the first settlement in South Australia.

Our cellar door is open from 11 till 5pm daily except Christmas Day and Good Friday. If you are visiting Kangaroo Island you must come and visit us for a memorable tasting experience.

We produce a range of award winning wines including Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Savagnin, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sparkling Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tawny and Vintage Fortified as well as several red blends.

Awarded 55 Medals in wine shows and twice winner of the Gramp Cup for Champion Wine in show.

Enjoy a glass with one of our platters while taking in the magnificent view over the vineyards and the Bay of Shoals, or sample our range of wines in our famous Pelican Glasses while enjoying the captivating view over the Bay.

Groups welcome by appointment.


When visiting our cellar door you can expect the opportunity to taste some of our wine varieties, including Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Savagnin, Rose, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Island Blend, Tawny and Vintage Fortified.

Our Cellar Door was designed by artist Bernie Walsh, the creator our distinctive pelican labels. Our new stand-up display of the wines in the Cellar Door showcases the depth and variety our winery has to offer. Our cheeky ad collectable label has become widely known, complimented by the unique setting of the winery amongst the vines with magical sea views we will provide you a wonderful wine tasting experience.


Cordes House at Bay of Shoals is a fully self-contained house just 2km from the main town of Kingscote and is a great starting point from which to tour the island's many attractions.

You can enjoy fantastic views over the Bay of Shoals vineyards to the water, watch the pelicans greet the fishing boats returning to the boat ramp or take a leisurely stroll around the foreshore to historic Reeves Point, South Australia's first settlement.

Cook your own BBQ on the deck as you watch the light change over the vineyard and Busby Islet, relaxing with a glass of award-winning wine from the Bay of Shoals cellar door just a cork's throw down the path. This is how a holiday should be!

  • Wine Tasting
  • Tasting Plates
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Kitchen | Cooking Facilities
  • Linen, Towels & Toiletries
  • Parking - Free
  • Open 7 Days
  • Open Weekends
  • Group Bookings
  • Private Functions
  • Wine Sales
  • Cheese Platters
  • Events
  • Microwave
  • Accommodation
  • Gift Shop
  • Gardens
  • Air-Conditioned
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Olives / Olive Oil
  • Festivals | Markets
  • Tutored Wine Tastings
  • On a Wine Trail

Must Try Wines

2012 Hill Reserve Shiraz $25.00
2017 Sauvignon Blanc $20.00
2016 Savagnin $20.00
2016 Riesling $20.00


  • We participate in a regional Wine Trail: Kangaroo Island has a food & wine map to assist you with your journey around Kangaroo Island - for more information please click here
  • Nearest recommended accommodation:: Cordes House


  • Best Cellar Door on Kangaroo Island by Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine
  • Wine Tasting & Sales
  • Tasting Plates
  • The House:
  • 3 bedrooms (2 x Queen beds, 2 single beds)
  • 1 Bathroom, including bath
  • Separate toilet
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • BBQ, tables & chairs on deck area
  • TV & DVD player
  • Combustion fire
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry facilities
  • Undercover parking

Our Location

49 Cordes Rd, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5233 Australia

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Open 11 am to 5 pm daily or by appointment
  • We offer discounts to CELLARDOORS.CO members

Available Wine Types

Sparkling Riesling
Pinot Gris Sauvignon Blanc
Chardonnay Rosé
Shiraz | Syrah Cabernet Sauv...
Red Blends Fortified