Post COVID-19 Springs Road Cellar Door News

Opening up the Door again at Springs Road June 2020

We are opening up again over the long weekend; Friday the 5th, Saturday the 6th, Sunday the 7th and Monday the 8th June at Springs Road, after being closed for a couple of months or so. Come and see us! We will be open from 12-4pm.



We will be open for glass and bottle sales, takeaway sales and nibbles from our various friends from the island and on the Fleurieu. We will have to remember our social distancing rules and stand apart! We all know the rules now, don’t we? Plenty of sanitiser as well.

Of course we will have all of our Springs Road Wines available to buy by the bottle, case or glass: Shiraz, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Shiraz/ Cabernet and our super ‘Terre Napoleon’ Shiraz which is Joch’s selection of the best barrels of Shiraz from the 2017 vintage.

Make your way up the driveway from the Playford Highway (just opposite 761, down from Frogs and Roses) and take in the views on your way up. You can look back over towards Nepean Bay when you get to the cellar door. You can also pop in round the back way off Springs Road (no 183).


We have Pale Ale from Battle of Bosworth. For beer lovers, the Pale Ale is a generally considered a session ale, which I understand means it is nice enough to have more than one stubbie. Not being a beer lover myself, clearly. The Pale Ale is made using barley grown in front of the winery at Battle of Bosworth in Willunga, which means it is organic, too. Word around the street is there will be an organic whisky at some stage, but more about that later once Joch has seen fit to let us know.


We will have some of Jane’s wonderful Second Valley Cheese, plus some of our Spring Seed Organic bubbles ‘Gypsy’. We have a  few other ‘friends’ in cellar door from Battle of Bosworth and Spring Seed – namely the Spring Seed ‘Poppy’ Pinot Grigio, the Battle of Bosworth Sauvignon Blanc and the unoaked, preservative free Puritan Shiraz. Even more reasons to come and visit.


We’re putting the band back together as well for cellar door – well some of them, Annabel and Louise will be around, but Jane will be in her NEW cheese shop at Yankalilla,  The Little Cheese Room  Ruth Loechel is up in the desert keeping warm, but will be back on board soon.  We hope to see you over the weekend!

If you are mooching about Cygnet River, you should make a day or half day of it, and stop in at our neighbours (once you have visited us!);  Islander Estate Vineyards and KI Spirits. We are all within coo-ee of each other and have such great offerings. Make a day or half day of it. We look forward to seeing you…


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 at Bosworth, with the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio already picked. The Chardonnay is off too and is in barrel fermenting as we speak.

You can see Woody performing a very important harvest job of making sure the sausage dog doesn’t disappear after rabbits or hares, or even kangaroos. Don’t be deceived by Tigger’s diminutive stature, she is a hunting hound, well and truly. That’s young Tom Marshall in the background, our newest harvest worker, learning all about barrel cleaning while Woody does the important stuff.

We had a huge rain at Springs Road- I think about 55ml which was amazing after the long dry and the fires on the rest of the island. We had a good rain in McLaren Vale too, less than on KI, about an inch.

We’ve not seen one of these things for a very long time now. Umbrella? Is that the word?

We had a visit from the team from South Aussie with Cosi. They were in town for the KI cup and headed up to Springs Road for some filming for their show. Annabel was the lady in charge at cellar door and did a tasting for Cosi and a few of his friends who were heading off to watch their horse next day in the KI cup. Giddy up!

Annabel is not quite sure about Cosi here!

We still have our #BuyThemOut special on which means if you buy a mixed or straight 6 pack of our Springs Road KI wines, not only will you get our 5% off the case, but we will ship the wine free freight Australia wide. Click here to head to the wine shop. Remember to type in #BuyThemOut in the coupon box and press APPLY to get this special.

Cheers Joch and Louise


#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 and then type #BuyThemOut in the coupon box (and click apply) and away you go!

Thanks for your support