Building a wholesome, sustainable vineyard through natural practices
- OUR STORY -
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
- WINEMAKING -
Award Winning Lake Breeze Winemaker (& brother!)
Award winning winemaker, Greg Follett of Lake Breeze Wines is Julie's brother and naturally, the winemaker of False Cape Wines!
Greg is a hands on winemaker, preferring to spend his time in the winery and walking the vineyards. He graduated from Roseworthy Agricultural College with a degree in Winemaking in 1990 and over the next few years, worked several vintages in Australia, California and France. He returned home in 1992 to commence making wine in his family's now very well established winery, Lake Breeze.
Greg has an impressive track record with lots of trophies and gold medals for his wines, too numerous to mention! What we really love about Greg however is his underestimated charm until he's handed a microphone and his refreshing honesty...known to confess that he's still winging it!
When you sample a False Cape Wine, you're drinking a labour of family love.