False Cape Wines

South Australia | Kangaroo Island

Our Review

Julie and Jamie Helyar's False Cape links 3rd-generation Kangaroo Island farming with 3rd-generation Langhorne Creek grape growers. It is the largest vineyard on Kangaroo Island with 25ha of vines (shiraz, sauvignon blanc and cabernet sauvignon, and lesser amounts of chardonnay, riesling, pinot gris, merlot and pinot noir). Wines are made by Julie’s brother, Greg Follett of Lake Breeze in Langhorne Creek. False Cape is entirely off-grid, completely relying on solar power; the red grape varieties are dry-grown, free-range turkeys providing pest control management and sheep are used for weed management during winter. The wines are consistently well made and low priced. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling

Cellar Door


The cellar door was opened in December 2019 and is made from local limestone and recycled and reclaimed timbers which gives it a lovely atmosphere overlooking the vineyards and gums of the Willson River. The cellar door provides wine tastings and light lunches.


7 days 11–5

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

International Sales Information

Exports to Switzerland and Hong Kong.


Wine is available at the cellar door, online or bottle shops on Kangaroo Island and at the KI central market stall in Adelaide.


False Cape Wines logo
Winemaker Greg Follett, Nick Walker
Viticulturalist Jamie Helyar
Region Kangaroo Island
Address 1054 Willson River Road, Dudley East, SA 5222
Established 1999
Dozens 6000
Vineyards (area) 25 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 11–5
Telephone 0447 808 838
Website www.falsecapewines.com.au