Dudley Wines pride themselves in producing a 100% Kangaroo Island product. All of the grapes presented in their wines are grown on the island. The main vineyards are located at Porky Flat on the southern side of the Dudley Peninsula – right alongside the winery.
Dudley Wines have approximately 20 acres of vines including white and red varieties. The soils are light marl/red loam over limestone (‘Goanna ground’ according to Jeff). Rainfall is approx. 560 mm (Approx 22”). Trellising: North-south facing aspect, gently sloping, single cordon bilaterals with spur pruning.
Dudley Wines source some of their grapes from other vineyards in the Kangaroo Island Wine Region, mainly on the Dudley Peninsula.
Kangaroo Island Wine Region
Kangaroo Island has it all… Spectacular scenery along acres of coastline, uncrowded beaches, an abundance of wildlife in a pristine environment, and an array of superb gourmet food; all of this on the doorstep of the Kangaroo Island Wine Region.
Local producers have been fiercely protective of the clean, green character of the Kangaroo Island and for good reason. Today they produce a stunning variety of foods, from high quality dairy products, pure honey, some of the finest seafood and of course, world class wines.
Measuring approximately 155 kms east to west and 55 kms north to south, Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest island. It is positioned in the Southern Ocean, just off the Fleurieu Peninsula on South Australia’s mainland. It is here where Dudley Wines was born in 1997 – on the eastern end of the Island, the Dudley Peninsula. Dudley Wines is Kangaroo Island’s Pioneer Winery.
Being surrounded by the sea, Kangaroo Island can truly profess to enjoy a prevailing ‘maritime climate’. Proximity to the coastline and other geographical features have been shown to introduce their own effects on the weather conditions and a key element of the Kangaroo Island weather system is the long and protracted ripening season during the relatively cool summer. The only down side of these ideal weather conditions is the temptation to down tools and go for a spot of fishing!
Kangaroo Island is one of South Australia’s newest wine regions with 30 growers and more than 200 hectares of vines. There are at least 18 different labels on offer, with most readily available in cafes and restaurants throughout the island. You will find cellar doors on the Dudley Peninsula (including Dudley Wines, 12km from Penneshaw), in Kingscote, and west of Parndana.
Come to Kangaroo Island, see and taste all it has to offer and “Let yourself go!”