The Kangaroo Island region has about 120 hectares (296 acres) under vine, with more in a developmental stage.
Overall, the climate is temperate and devoid of extremes. Site selection is important, with north and north-east facing sites preferred for viticulture, with protection from the prevailing south-easterly winds a major consideration.
The region's main wine style is Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot.
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