Cape D'Estaing

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North Coast Road
Wisanger SA 5223
Australia
Phone: 08 8553 2494
Mobile: 0407 604 626
Fax: 08 8383 6299
Email: info@capedestaingwines.com.au
Appointment Email: annbyers@micronet.net.au

Cape D'Estaing is located in Wisanger, on Kangaroo Island, off South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula.

The vineyard, approximately 10 hectares in size, was planted in 1994
half to cabernet sauvignon and half to shiraz. It is only 3 km from the sea, on the north coast of Kangaroo Island, at latitude 36°S.

In 1993, four couples purchased a 200 hectare farm with the aim of establishing a vineyard capable of producing high quality grapes. Each person brings skills and ideas to the partnership, and participates in some way in the day-to-day running of the business (which now extends to wine production). Two couples reside on Kangaroo Island.

The owners are: Graham and Jude Allison, Alan and Ann Byers, Wayne and Margaret Conaghty, Robin and Heather Moody.

In the early days the vineyard suffered from the nightly raids of the local possum population and an electric fence was soon erected to deter them. At veraison (late January), the crows pay too much attention to the crop, and the entire vineyard has to be netted until vintage in early to mid March. The vineyard is relatively free of disease, partly because of the island location, and partly because of the summer winds and low rainfall.

 

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