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“Combining spectacular coastal views with a rural outlook, country feel and warm, local hospitality, Dudley Wines offers a wedding experience like no other.”

Dudley Wines

Dudley Wines

Dudley Wines is a boutique, family-run vineyard, winery and cellar door that proudly produces an authentic Kangaroo Island product, passionately crafted by fifth-generation islander Brodie Howard. Dudley Wines’ vineyards are situated in a beautiful valley, within the Howards’ 4000-acre property, known by the locals as Porky Flat. Although it is a working beef cattle farm, the estate is still approximately thirty percent untouched native bushland.

Kangaroo Island’s maritime conditions of fresh evening sea breezes throughout the ripening season, result in grapes with concentrated and clearly defined varietal flavour components.

Dudley Wines’ picturesque, award-winning cellar door (just twelve kilometres from the ferry terminal in Penneshaw) is perched atop the stunning north coast of Kangaroo Island, and features breathtaking views overlooking the Backstairs Passage and mainland Australia.

Visitors to the cellar door can relax while enjoying one of the wine tasting experiences on offer as they sample island-inspired dishes from the small seasonal menu. There is also local produce and artwork, as well as an exquisite range of wool and natural-fibre clothing for sale. For the young, and young at heart, there is a nature playground and ‘golf across the gully’.

The cellar door features an event space, which provides the perfect backdrop for your island wedding. There is a large lawn area and deck, as well as a modern, adaptable function room that can comfortably seat 150 guests. Combining spectacular coastal views with a rural outlook, country feel and warm, local hospitality, Dudley Wines offers a wedding experience like no other.

With something for everyone, Dudley Wines is a not-to-be-missed experience for anyone planning a trip to nature’s paradise, Kangaroo Island.

Tasting Notes

⇐ Dudley Bubbly NV

Pale straw in colour and bursting with beautiful fine bubbles, this sparkling sauvignon blanc and chardonnay blend has aromas full of fresh grapefruit and hints of mouth-watering sweet
honeysuckle. The palate displays an attractive vibrancy, crisp green apples and sweet citrus notes. It is a well-balanced wine with a refreshingly bright finish.

⇐ 2018 Cape Hart Riesling

This riesling exhibits aromatics of cherry blossom and hints of spiced pear and citrus. It has a fine pure palate of flavours with a light, balanced acidity, and a pleasant natural fruitiness that finishes fresh and vibrant on the palate.

⇐ 2016 Hog Bay Cabernet Sauvignon

A big, bold wine, deep in colour and flavour, the nose has hints of mint and eucalypt. The palate is full-bodied with a delightful earthiness, mixed berry fruit and perfumed undertones. This is a wine with great potential to age if you can resist the desire to drink it now!


⇐ 2013 The Stud Shiraz

Dark reddish-purple in colour, the aromatics from this wine exhibit sweet black fruits and plum pudding spices. The palate shows layers of rich, ripe primary fruits entwined with savoury elements of tapenade and cola supported beautifully by a sweet balanced integration of oak. It will continue to improve with up to twenty years careful cellaring.


Getting There
1153 Cape Willoughby Road,

Contact Details
(08) 8553 1333
Website: www.dudleywines.com.au

Cellar Door
Open 11:00am-4:30pm daily
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

Light meals, including regional tasting platters

Weddings & Functions


Additional Features
Online sales, Wine Club, and live performances at the cellar door on the first Sunday of each month (Sunday Vibes).