Regal Retreats Mistere Kangaroo Island
Escape to the romantic and rugged landscapes of Kangaroo Island with a luxury stay at Regal Retreats Mistere Kangaroo Island.
Set on 100 acres, Mistere Kangaroo Island offers panoramic ocean views, farmstead interactions with the horses, cows, donkey, goats and sheep, and easy access to tasting sessions at Kangaroo Islands top wineries and gin distillery.
Mistere Kangaroo Island is BYO, so remember to buy a bottle (or two) of your favourite wine and gin and continue the tasting session from the comfort of your private hideaway.
The Islander Estate Vineyards
Started by Jacques Lurton, a fifth-generation Lurton Family winemaker who learnt his craft in Bordeaux at his family’s Chateau La Louviere, The Islander Estate Vineyards are some of the finest on Kangaroo Island.
Boating an exceptional selection of reds, whites and bubbles, and several tasting experience options, The Islander Estate is a must visit for wine lovers. Take a guided tasting on the outdoor deck or lawn with tastings of six – eight wines and a picnic style regional platter. For an immersive wine experience, choose from one of the ‘Private Tastings’, including the private tasting, flagship range tasting, and the gourmet of the deck tasting, or an ‘Exclusive Vineyard Experience’ with a vineyard and barrel room tasting.
Private Tasting | The Islander Estate | 30 – 45 min. |
Flagship Range Tasting | The Islander Estate |
Gourmet on the Deck | The Islander Estate |
Vineyard and Barrel Room Tasting | The Islander Estate |
Bay of Shoals
Bay of Shoals owner, John Willoughby is a passionate winemaker and sailor. His love of sailing is a family trait passed down from his father who sailed on the Nerida with winemaker Tom Hardy in the 1930s.
Although a relatively new vineyard, with the first vines planted back in 1993, Bay of Shoals has proven to create dynamic wines from the first Cabernet Sauvignon harvest in 1998. Bay of Shoals produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Savagnin grape varieties. And their Riesling vines are thought to be the closest to the sea of anywhere in the world, sitting just 30m from the waters-edge.
Partake in the Bay of Shoals cellar door tastings, enjoy a Kangaroo Island Produce hamper, or even design your own hamper to take back to Mistere Kangaroo Island for a night of Bay of Shoals wine, local cheeses, and artisan breads.
Island Delight Hamper (w. bottle of sparkling) | Bay of Shoals |
Taste Hamper (w. bottle white wine) | Bay of Shoals |
Dudley Wines begun as an experiment by Jeff Howard and two good friends back in 1997. Since then, Jeff Howard and his wife and their three children have become the sole owners of Dudley Wines which sits on a 4000-acre property known as the Porky Flat to the locals.
Dudley Wines offer three tasting experiences. The first, JOYRIDE, a complimentary tasting of up to four wines. The second, COASTAL CRUISE, is a paddle of five tastings to enjoy in whites, reds or mixed. And the third, ULTIMATE ISLAND CHARTER, will guide you through a tasting of the Dudley Wines range.
There is a menu including a Cheeseboard and Winemakers board available to compliment the tastings. And for those wanting to take more than just wine away can explore Dudley Wines range of wool and natural fiber products.
JOYRIDE | Dudley Wines | Complimentary
COASTAL CRUISE | Dudley Wines|
ULTIMATE ISLAND CHARTER | Dudley Wines |
Kangaroo Island Spirits
In 2002, Jon and Sarah Lark decided to start Australia’s first dedicated gin distillery. After experiencing the emerging food and wine industry on Kangaroo Island, they decided to bring a little of their own spirit to the island. And so, Kangaroo Island Spirits (KIS) begun.
Visitors can experience four outstanding experiences at KIS, including blending your own gin, a tasting platter of four gins, tonics, bitter and garnishes, a private blend your own KIS gin experience, and a guided tasting, garden tour and a Negroni or cocktail flight with a nibble platter.
Blend Your Own Gin | KIS | Approx. 2 hours |
KIS Gin Tasting Platter | KIS | Approx. 90 minutes |
Private Blend Your Own KIS Gin | KIS | Approx. 2 hours |
Guided Tasting, Tour, and Flight | KIS | Approx. 2 hours |
Showcasing a deep appreciation of the island’s lush scenery through its design and featured art, Mistere Kangaroo Island is designed to reconnect guests with nature. Mistere Kangaroo Island is the perfect base to experience all the island has to offer. Walk through vineyards, taste wine, create your own gin, and get to know the farmstead animals and surrounding wildlife while staying at Mistere Kangaroo Island. No one knows Kangaroo Island like Mistere.
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