The journey began in 1999 when Jamie and Julie Helyar, together with Follett Vineyards, established their vineyard on the Dudley Peninsula of Kangaroo Island, combining third generation Kangaroo Island farming heritage with third generation grape growers of Langhorne Creek.
The vineyard was selected for its Terra Rosa soils, North facing slopes and its proximity to the South Coast. False Cape was named after a nearby coastal landmark and is located in the picturesque Willson River Valley.
Varieties planted include Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Riesling, with vines grown as naturally and organically as possible. Reds are dry grown with a lower yields giving great intensity and flavour to the grapes.
False Cape Wine is made by Lake Breeze winemaker Greg Follett (Julie’s brother) and they recently won Kangaroo Island Wine of the Year with their Captain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, making it one of the best quality and value wines on Kangaroo Island.
False Cape Wines can be enjoyed at the new Cellar Door on Willson River road on the Dudley Peninsula or purchased online via the False Cape Wines website.
Open this location in Google maps