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Our Story

Natural Simplicity

Building a wholesome, sustainable vineyard through natural practices

A true family affair

Named after a nearby coastal landmark, False Cape vineyard on Kangaroo Island was established in 1999 together with our winemaking family, the Folletts of Lake Breeze Wines in Langhorne Creek.

Located on the banks of the Willson River on the Dudley Peninsula between Penneshaw and Cape Willoughby, it's location was selected for it's ideal soil conditions. Boasting a north facing slope containing Terra Rosa soils over limestone and the Willson River flat with fertile dark alluvial soils making it the ideal conditions for growing quality fruit.

Today our vineyard covers over 60 acres making us the largest vineyard on Kangaroo Island. We take pride in looking after our natural surroundings and as a result, grow our vineyard as naturally and organically as possible ensuring a sustainable vineyard. Our range of  wines includes the Kangaroo Island Wine of the Year, Captain Cabernet Sauvignon and Kangaroo Island White Wine of the Year, The Chardonnay. See our full range here!

We hope you enjoy our wines as much as we enjoy making them!

Julie & Jamie Helyar
False Cape Proprietors

Our Practices 

Building a wholesome, sustainable vineyard through natural practices such as...

our reds are dry grown ensuring yields are kept low with concentrated, intense flavours
our farm is entirely off the grid and runs on solar power alone
free range turkeys roam the vineyard for pest control purposes
sheep are used during winter months for weed management and to encourage soil biodiversity
the vineyard is netted each year to prevent damage to the fruit caused by birds prior to harvest

Read more about our sustainability practices here