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Kingscote Wine District - Wineries, Vineyards, Wine, Winery Tour Maps, Cellar Doors - Kingscote - Kangaroo Isand Region - South Australia

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climate The Kangaroo Island Wine Region includes the vineyards and wineries on Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia. Kangaroo Island is one South Australia's latest wine region with more than 35 growers and more than 200 hectares of vineyards planted. You can visit many of the wineries and taste the more than 24 distinctive labels, many of which are exported overseas to Europe, United Kingdom, United States of America. You can also buy the distinctive Kangaroo Island wines at many wine outlets on mainland Australia and online. Kangaroo Island wines are renowned for their intense varietal fruit flavours and strong colours. A cool climate ensures a slow and long ripening of the grapes, which maximizes the flavour and complexity of grapes. You can taste the wines at one of the many cellar doors on the island and at many of the island restaurants that serve local wines. The first plantings were at the Florance Vineyard at Cygnet River in the 1980s. There is growing interest in wine and the region now has more than 24 winegrowers. The most common varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, followed by Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Riesling. Some of the best known labels are: Bay of Shoals, Nepean Ridge, Dudley Partners, Williams, Cape D'Estaing, Nepean Ridge and KI Trading Company. The major cellar outlet is Sunset Wines which showcases a variety of wines and some of the other fresh food produce. As expected, the climate is dominated by the Bass Strait waters. The average summer temperature is about 25 degrees C (77 degrees F), significantly cooler than that of Adelaide. Winter temperatures are also several degrees warmer. Overall, there is a temperate climate; with extremes flattened out, and a particularly even accumulation of heat. Relatively mild conditions are experienced during both winter and summer, typical of the moderating effects of island climates.

The Kangaroo Island Wine Region includes one district : Kingscote

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