Kangarilla Road, McLaren Vale SA

In 1997 Kevin and Helen O’Brien purchased a small vineyard and winery in McLaren Vale which was on Kangarilla Road.  When they would tell people where it was Kangarilla Road was always part of the conversation.  The name stuck.  Kangarilla is the aboriginal Kaurna people’s word meaning place of rest with water and trees and is the name taken by a small town - so small there is no pub -10 kms from our vineyard.

The original design for their label was conceived by Matthew Remphrey of Parallax Design and has been maintained and styled by Abra Remphrey of Detour Design.  The black and white label design appears quite simple but on closer inspection you will find that each variety of grape has its own particular morphology, or the way the leaf looks.  Each different wine they make reflects the varietal integrity as expressed by the leaf on the bottle.

Kevin sources grapes from our vineyards and from a community of growers both in McLaren Vale and in the Adelaide Hills. All the growers believe in caring for the vineyards in a sustainable way to encourage the vines to produce the best grapes possible and for their ongoing viability for future generations.

Kevin, who graduated from Winemaking at Roseworthy in 1982, makes the wines in a restrained style with a nod to the natural generosity of the McLaren Vale wine growing region. 

While the range of wines is diverse and they all share the similarity of being smooth, elegant and consistent.