McLaren Vale is less than an hours drive from the city of Adelaide. The region is defined by some lovely beaches on the western boundary and by low lying hills to the east. McLaren Vale is the best region in Australia to achieve the wine styles that Kangarilla Road does well. The long, dry growing season can often become indian summers, translating into Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay fruit of aromas and flavours and balanced nicely in the reds with soft approachable tannins. In addition, the Kangarilla Road winemaking team are playing around with some new varieties to the district, namely Zinfandel and Viognier and we are very excited about the quality of these wines to date.
Kangarilla Road is the main road running past the vineyard towards the small village of Kangarilla, the name is a derivation of the Australian Aboriginal language and refers to the abundance of resources locally. The vineyard and winery - which was originally established back in 1975 - offers thirty acres of mature vines that contribute rich fruit characters so typical of McLaren Vale.
Kevin O'Brien is an oenologist with twenty years experience in the wine industry. Helen O'Brien brings flair to Kangarilla Road and has extensive experience in the public relations, promotions and fashion industries. The estate philosophy is really quite simple - to produce wines that the winemaking team themselves can enjoy drinking - wines to savour with food and friends.