Louise Hemsley-Smith

Post fires

We are having some very un-February like weather both on the island and in McLaren Vale, which is perfect for ripening of wine grapes. We will have had a week of early to mid 20’s deg C which is Mary Poppins weather  – practically perfect.  Joch and the boys have well and truly started harvest …

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#BuyThemOut

#Bookthemout is part of the bushfire recovery campaign for both the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island. We have a little #BuyThemOut offer for you- you can buy any six of our wonderful Kangaroo Island wines and get 5% off the total AND have the wines shipped free Australia wide. Head to the online store HERE , select your wines …

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Island Life

We’ve had a quiet few winter months at Springs Road, with the normal cycle of activities occurring – mainly pruning an essential but not particularly exciting activity to watch. Cellar door was closed on Tuesdays (May – September) but is now back open for the spring and summer season from 12-5pm daily. Dean Wiles Photographer  from …

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James Suckling Wine Reviews

We had a couple of great reviews from James Suckling ( jamessuckling.com ) from the USA and his wine Australian wine editor at large, Nick Stock for the   2017 Springs Road Shiraz  and the 2017 Springs Road Cabernet S auvignon , which is awesome! 95 points for the 2017 Shiraz and 93 for the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon. Quietly pleased with ourselves…..

Winter is gift time on the Cygnet River Artisan Trail

Something exciting is growing in Cygnet River, where a group of passionate producers have gravitated together to create the Cygnet River Artisan Trail. And the cooler months are the perfect time to dedicate some time to meandering along the trail. During the cool months, the trail’s makers have time to stop, chat, share their stories …

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