We are proud to have received the Best Farmgate and Cellar Door Experience Award on Kangaroo Island. Thanks to Sealink for Sponsoring this category and congratulations to the other award winners all involved in the Kangaroo Island Food and Wine awards.



This category is was open to all businesses offering a Farm Gate or Cellar Door Experience. It is an award that recognises exceptional food and beverage experiences at the source, excellent customer service, attention to the regions Brand values: and is a profitable commercial business.

Farmgate or Cellar Door Experience was awarded to our business Emu Ridge Eucalyptus. Judges said “staff attention and knowledge was a highlight in this category”.  Trudy-Ann Johnson a valued staff member collected the award and said it was great recognition of 25 years of hard work by her brother Larry Turner and his wife Bev.

We were pleased that the award was given to us by Julianne from Sealink. Sealink sponsored this category and Julianne who has known our business since its inception in 1991.

Congratulations to the other catagory winners were:

The Islander Estate Vineyards

Hannaford and Sachs

Dudley Wines – Kangaroo Island

Dudley Wines

On Friday 17th June, the Industry saw the revitalisation of the KI Food and Wine Awards. A capacity house at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge, experienced a menu curated by Chef Andy Waterhouse, and Silver and Gold Medalling wines matching the food.  It was a fantastic night celebrating our best businesses and experiences.

Awards like these don’t occur without Sponsorship and Support.  KI Food ad Wine would like to thank Sealink, the Kangaroo Island Industry and Brand Alliance, Tourism Kangaroo Island and TOMM, the Commissioner for Kangaroo Island, and theDepartment of State Development.  Thanks to our supporting agency, Primary Resources and Regions (SA), who allowed the KI Food and Wine Association to begin this process through support from the Regional Food Initiatives Program Grant.



L-R Heidi Bracko, Jeff Howard, Val Howard (Dudley Wines), Yale Norris (Islander Estate Vineyard), Sacha Sachs, Rachel Hannaford (Hannaford & Sachs), Trudy-Ann Johnson (Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery) All award winners above and photographs by Shauna Black.

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Kangaroo Island School Formal was a beauty!

Kangaroo Island Year 12 Formal 2016


Congratulations year 12’s – You all look stunning!

Emu Ridge were thrilled to host the 2016 Kangaroo Island Year 12 Formal. It was such a beautiful evening with the students designing and setting up the event themselves. They should be very proud of themselves for pulling it off so well. Planning an event like this is not so easy! We wish you all the best for your last year of school ahead. Keep scrolling to see the event in action! To see the full album click here.

The Parndana netball club did a fabulous job cooking and serving the 140 guests. Those platters look delicious!


A quick photo with all the serving staff. Well done guys, very neat and professional!


A sneaky shot of the lovely table decorations before the guests arrive. Teresa was thrilled to create the painted bottle centrepieces for you.


Serving the bar can be very serious business. Thanks Chris and Larry for taking care of the adults.


We love this next photo. What a gorgeous entrance.


The Night turned out to be a great sucess!


We had a ball having this event at Emu Ridge. If you’re interested in having your event here please feel free to contact us on 08 8553 8228 or email: info@emuridge.com.au. Below are some links to other weddings and events we’ve hosted.

PIRSA Function

Sealink Christmas Function

KI Netball Vote Count Night

Lucy and Paul’s Moroccan Wedding

Marquee Hire

10% OFF* – Mothers Day Coupon Code – gifts made easy from Emu Ridge!

Have you got mum a gift yet?

At Emu Ridge we are making making it easy for you to find your mum the perfect gift this Mother’s Day thanks to our wide range of gift ideas online. You’re sure to find something that will make your mum smile.

Below are some of our favourites, but please feel free to browse the complete online shop here.

We are offering an online only promotion of 10% off the cart price for any order over $25.00.

Use the coupon code mum10 upon checkout.

*note: the online promotion ends 8 April 2016 and excludes discounts on shipping and the sale of gift vouchers.

Emu Ridge is a family owned business on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Founded in 1991 we are proud to Manufacture and Retail many wonderful Australian produced natural products and to have saved our history and heritage!

Kangaroo Island History at Emu Ridge

The wind generator is joining the steam engine in the history shed

Another piece of our history gone but not forgotten. 16 years of Wind Power.

The wind generator can now join the steam engine in the history shed. One of the blades broke off of our wind generator. We are on mains power now and the wind cant go back into the grid because of power surges. Happy news our new solar is much more efficient than this little wind turbine was, but it did an awesome job over the years. Bye bye, time to move on. Thanks for the pic Lorry from Groovy Grape Tours.

Emu Ridge steam engine

Here’s Larry installing the steam engine in the late 90’s

Emu Ridge steam engine

The steam engine all ready to go.

We were proud to have operated with steam power for over 20 years. This 5 horse power Liberty was designed and build by Rod Muller of Strath Steam and it did an awesome job, pumping water through the condenser and the boiler, also attached was a tractor alternator which charged our batteries as we had no mains power connected, we were totally self sufficient for the first 20 years with Steam, Solar and 16 years with Wind we are now all solar!

Garden Mulch FOR SALE – Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee

Eucalyptus Garden Mulch is a low maintenance ground cover, pleasing to the eye and to the plants.


Healthier plants, fewer weeds, reduces watering and keeps your garden looking neat and tidy.

We produce our Eucalyptus oil throughout Summer. This link will show your our  Eucalyptus Oil harvest and production at Emu Ridge, and as a result we have lots of perfect sterile garden mulch for sale. We use this mulch here at Emu Ridge on the plantations in between the rows to help keep as much moisture in as possible and its used to help start the fire. It’s much finer than our previous hand harvested mulch, which makes it perfect for garden beds, making them nice and neat and it will keep out all those weeds!

FREE delivery to Kingscote or give us a call to arrange pick up or delivery. Any quantity available on request. No job is too big or small.
Ph: 8553 8228

This mulch is much finer than the hand-harvested mulch

packed into bags for easy transportation

mulch collage2

it makes gardens beds look very neat and tidy!


Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch is a sterilized, organic leaf mulch made from the leaves and twigs of the Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia). It can be applied at any time of the year.

It comes from the process of distilling Emu Ridge Pure Eucalyptus Oil where the leaves and twigs are sterilized in steam for four hours which removes tannins and the oil.  Sterilization kills weed seeds and insects, ensuring a pure, clean, organic leaf mulch.

It has the natural look of a forest floor and a lovely bushland fragrance.

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch comprises 100% natural plant material and contains Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Iron and trace elements.  It has a pH range of 5.8 – 6.5.

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch allows good air and water circulation, encouraging better root growth.  It absorbs the rain whilst preventing it from compacting the surface soil and breaks down into a rich, friable, organic humus after two or three years. It is a light and porous  material which is heavy enough not to blown about in windy conditions.

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch is tightly packed in grain bags, cement bags, trailers or trucks.  No order is too large or small.  Price is determined by volume.


 Native Gardens

 Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch spread to a depth of 30 to 70mm is extremely suitable for native gardens as the natural habitat of many natives is a surface covering of leaves and twigs.  Most natives prefer a light sandy soil and Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch stops the soil caking after watering or being washed away.  Also, by keeping out lights, suppresses weed growth, reducing the tiresome work associated with weed control.

Shade, Ornamental and Fruit Trees

 A 30 to 70mm layer of Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch helps keep roots cool, the soil damp and moisture available for plants during hot, dry and windy weather.  It is particularly useful for fibrous rooted trees such as citrus.

Shrub and Flower Beds

 Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch given as a 30 to 50mm dressing, helps keep soil temperature constant.

In summer, Eucy Mulch stops reflected heat scorching plants and in winter, it acts as an insulator against biting winds and driving rain.

It is excellent around Azaleas, Rhododendrons and Camellias.


Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch is easier to spread around plants when it is damp and liable.  Simple hose or wet the mulch a day or two before application.  Water the ground well before spreading the mulch.  If the soil is compacted, loosen the surface first to allow air and water to penetrate.  You will obtain better weed control if weeds are chipped before Eucy Mulch is spread.

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch, like all mulches, should be kept away from the base of plant stems to stop the development of collar rot.  This is particularly important with seedlings and native plants.

At the time of application, it is worthwhile applying a light sprinkling of a nitrogenous fertilizer such as blood and bone, to avoid any possibility of an imbalance of soil nutrients.


Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch keeps soil cooler in summer and warmer in winter, improving the environment for root development and plant growth.  Encourages worm activity too.

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch reduces watering as it stops evaporation, allows more surface roots to develop, reduces wilting and protects young seedlings from drying out.

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch reduces weed growth. Weeds that do grow are spindly and easily removed.  The thicker layer of Eucy Mulch the more complete the weed control.

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch allows the soil to breathe, reduces surface soil compaction, stops erosion and stimulates deeper root development.

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch improves the condition of both sandy and clay soils.  As Eucy Mulch decomposes, it adds humus and valuable nutrients to the soil.  This improves soil structure, allows better drainage and prevents nutrients being washed from the soil.

Emu Ridge Eucy Mulch is the ideal mulch as it is organic, coarse and porous, controls weeds, holds water, is non-toxic and forms an attractive and natural ground cover.

For prices and information contact:

Larry and Bev Turner

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery

Telephone:  (08) 8553 8228 or

Email: info@emuridge.com.au

Web: www.emuridge.com.au