Bay of Shoals Wines celebrated the opening of its Cellar Door & Winery on Easter Saturday 2006. It was the next step in a labour of love for proprietor John Willoughby who bought the land in 1992, planted vines in 1993 and had his first vintage in 1998.But it is by no means the last. John has plans to eventually use the historic shearing shed, and to include a gallery and café. The winery opened in 2007 and allows us to do our own crushing and wine making with storage on site. John first sailed past Bay of Shoals in the 1960s and vowed to return. While his work as an ophthalmologist keeps him in the Barossa most of the time, he is a regular visitor to the island and has completed much of the work at Bay of Shoals new cellar door himself. The cellar door fit out was designed by artist Bernie Walsh, who also designed the distinctive pelican labels, and personally painted a reproduction antique map on the floor.
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