The Islander


Bordeaux based flying winemaker Jacques Lurton comes from big Lurton family, established The Islander Estate Vineyard in the Kangaroo Island in Australia. The Estate Vineyards is now rated as a 5-star “outstanding” winery by Australia’s pre-eminent wine critic James Halliday. The modern 70-tonne winery was erected on site with most of the equipment shipped from France. This included sorting tables to hand-select the best grapes after de-stemming, concrete open fermenters with temperature control and a combination of large wooden vats and smaller barriques for aging, settling and blending of the wines. With Jacques’ Bordeaux upbringing, his passion and expertised wine making knowledge, great Kangaroo Island wines are produced. JH - 5 Star Winery *****