Springs Road Wines has been owned and operated since 2016 by the owners of Battle of Bosworth Wines Joch Bosworth and Louise Hemsley-Smith. After taking the McLaren Vale based Battle of Bosworth winery crew on a mystery tour of Kangaroo Island at the end of the 2016 vintage, Joch was shopping for groceries in the regional town of Kingscote when he happened upon a sales advertisement for Springs Road vineyards. After recognising the vineyards potential, the property was bought and the rest is history.
The vineyard is on a special site in a very special place. It has a unique combination of relatively low rainfall, low soil fertility and a moderate maritime climate which results in low yielding vines producing highly coloured and intensely flavoured wines. We have approximately 11 acres of Shiraz, just under 11 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and just about 3 acres of Chardonnay planted at Springs Road. These Kangaroo Island vineyards are a perfect fit for us in their pristine location on an island which is certified GMO free.
Joch has continued with his organic ways which began in his vineyards in Willunga and Springs Road is undergoing conversion to certified organic viticulture.