We are so excited that a NEW Cellar Door has opened just down the road from Antechamber Bay Retreats! Julie & Jamie Helyar have opened False Cape Wines on Willson River Rd, about a 10-15 minute drive (or a 25 minute e-bike ride) from Nat’s & Kona.
The eclectic and rustic cellar door was hand built by the Helyar’s on their property, “made from recycled wood, jetty timbers and stone sourced on the property”. It’s the perfect place to relax with a delicious platter and a wine tasting flight! We definitely recommend False Cape Wines for any of our guests visiting the island.
Some information from the False Cape website below:
A true family affair
Named after a nearby coastal landmark, False Cape vineyard on Kangaroo Island was established in 1999 together with our winemaking family, the Folletts of Lake Breeze Wines in Langhorne Creek.
Located on the banks of the Willson River on the Dudley Peninsula between Penneshaw and Cape Willoughby, it’s location was selected for it’s ideal soil conditions. Boasting a north facing slope containing Terra Rosa soils over limestone and the Willson River flat with fertile dark alluvial soils making it the ideal conditions for growing quality fruit.
Today our vineyard covers over 60 acres making us the largest vineyard on Kangaroo Island. We take pride in looking after our natural surroundings and as a result, grow our vineyard as naturally and organically as possible ensuring a sustainable vineyard. Our range of wines includes the Kangaroo Island Wine of the Year, Captain Cabernet Sauvignon and Kangaroo Island White Wine of the Year, The Chardonnay. See our full range here!
We hope you enjoy our wines as much as we enjoy making them!
Julie & Jamie Helyar
False Cape Proprietors