Kangaroo Island Food Wine & Art Guide 2019

SPECIAL PUBLICATION

The 2019 Kangaroo Island Food Wine and Art Guide is here!

The new book is the perfect guide for locals and visitors alike with the inside tips to discover all the Island has to offer.

Pick up your free copy from around town to discover everything the Island has to offer or browse online here.

GUIDE: The 2019 Kangaroo Island Food Wine and Art Guide has the inside tips to discover all the Island has to offer. Photo: Gary Symonds

GUIDE: The 2019 Kangaroo Island Food Wine and Art Guide has the inside tips to discover all the Island has to offer. Photo: Gary Symonds

Welcome to Kangaroo Island

By STAN GORTON

After having lived on the Island for just over a year now, I am quickly realising there is so much I have yet to see. Indeed it would take a lifetime to fully explore our wonderful Island.

Often you hear visitors coming over for just a day or two, saying they want to see the whole Island. Well my advice is to spend a bit more time over here to make sure you truly experience all KI has to offer.

The Island is fantastic in winter, resplendent in her green coat and lush fields and bush land. Summer is of course great too with stunning beaches and crystal clear waters. The best thing about KI is no matter what time of year, you are able to find your own secluded spot. And in ever more crowded world, this is something even more special.

We have some fantastic dining experiences and, like real estate, where you dine is often all about location. We have some restaurants in some stunning locations and now the Island is developing a real food van culture, with some fantastic vans popping up at beaches and cliff tops around the Island. You never know what you are going to encounter just around the corner.

The Island prides itself on its clean, green image and has some fantastic produce on offer, seafood of course being forefront. From our famous King George whiting to the abalone farm and of course the freshwater marron. We even have our own oyster farm and shop.

Now there is a push to start processing our own meat and poultry, which will be a fantastic development if and when it happens. I can't wait for the day when we you can order a locally processed lamb chop at one of our many fine dining venues.

The Island is gaining a reputation as having some of the best wine, beer and spirits anywhere in the country, even the world. KI now has half a dozen wineries, each with a cellar door, as well as a brewery and a cider producer. KI Spirits meanwhile was named as producing the best contemporary gin in the world at the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition in London.

When you have eaten and sipped to your heart's content, there are the Island's many galleries and art venues, showing off all the wonderful local artistic talent. Why not go home with a locally made piece of KI art that you can treasure for the rest of your life.

KI locals are known for their friendliness and making visitors feel at home. So I can't wait to catch up with you somewhere on our wonderful Island.