Mount Benson Wine Region

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Mount Benson
Latitude 31°09’S
Altitude 50-150m
Growing Season Rainfall 217mm
Mean January Temperature 22.7°C
Harvest Late March to late April
Wineries 12
Website www.mbva.com.au

About Mount Benson

Mount Benson is a small coastal region just off Cape Jaffa. It is poised between Kingston and Robe on South Australia’s Limestone Coast. Wines from the district show remarkable consistency, lifted aromatics and soft velvet tannin structure. Red gr...

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Mount Benson is a small coastal region just off Cape Jaffa. It is poised between Kingston and Robe on South Australia’s Limestone Coast. Wines from the district show remarkable consistency, lifted aromatics and soft velvet tannin structure. Red grape varieties make up most of the region’s plantings. Cabernet sauvignon is resplendent in blackcurrant, violet and cedar, while shiraz is medium bodied, plummy and spicy. Sauvignon blanc performs well, showing lemony fresh citrus fruits and oceanic minerality. Smaller plantings of chardonnay, merlot and viognier exist, but pinot gris is the one to watch.

Viticulture commenced in earnest in Mount Benson as recently as 1989. The region benefits from rich terra rossa soil and a cool maritime climate rising from the Great Southern ocean. Small producers own most of the region’s vineyards and a number of cellar doors make the area well worth a visit. The emerging seaside destination now features the new Anchorage marina.

Local estate, Cape Jaffa Wines lays claim to the first fully certified biodynamic vineyard on the Limestone Coast.

Vintage Ratings

2001
5
AVERAGE
7
VERY GOOD
2002
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2003
8
GREAT
9
EXCELLENT
2004
7
VERY GOOD
8
GREAT
2005
8
GREAT
9
EXCELLENT
2006
7
VERY GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2007
7
VERY GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2008
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2009
7
VERY GOOD
8
GREAT
2010
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2011
5
AVERAGE
7
VERY GOOD
2012
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2013
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2014
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data

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2012 Cape Jaffa Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Semillon/sauvignon blanc blends and Western Australia go together like love and marriage, and horses and carriages - they were made for each other....

Winery: Cape Jaffa | Region: Mount Benson| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $25.95 | OUR PRICE : $22.99
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2013 Cape Jaffa Rose de Syrah

As the name suggests, this ton of Summer fun is made from syrah (or shiraz as we know it). It's produced biodynamically, so no nasty pesticides, an...

Winery: Cape Jaffa | Region: Mount Benson| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2010 Ralph Fowler Viognier

Made from that hard to pronounce grape variety that goes rather well with Shiraz, here is a great introduction to viognier for newbies to the varie...

Winery: Ralph Fowler | Region: Mount Benson| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $22.50 | OUR PRICE : $16.99
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2009 Cape Jaffa La Lune Botrytis Semillon

Here is another 'feel good' offering from Cape Jaffa that is so sweet and luscious you will want to run out of the house and hug the nearest tree. ...

Winery: Cape Jaffa | Region: Mount Benson| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $28.95 | OUR PRICE : $25.50
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2012 Cape Jaffa La Lune Chardonnay

This little chardy from Cape Jaffa is one of their top wines. It's produced biodynamically, and is a fuller-bodied, more 'old school' chardonnay. A...

Winery: Cape Jaffa | Region: Mount Benson| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2010 Norfolk Rise Vineyard Merlot

If you want a guaranteed crowd-pleasingg wine then the Norfolk Rise Merlot is going top kick goals every time. It’s a wine you don’t need to questi...

Winery: Norfolk Rise Vineyard | Region: Mount Benson| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2012 Cape Jaffa Pinot Gris

This sassy little pinot gris is full of biodynamic goodness, and is a peachy mouthful of fun. It's a light, dry, texured wine that shows lots of st...

Winery: Cape Jaffa | Region: Mount Benson| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2010 Cape Jaffa Epic Drop Shiraz

For a cooler-climate shiraz, this little puppy packs a bit of bite! It's a full-bodied, compact little number brimming with fleshy dark cherries an...

Winery: Cape Jaffa | Region: Mount Benson| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Norfolk Rise Vineyard Pinot Grigio

Call it Gris or Grigio they are both the same variety, its’ just the way it’s made that differs! This is a Grigio so it’s made in the Italian way, ...

Winery: Norfolk Rise Vineyard | Region: Mount Benson| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Ralph Fowler Merlot

Merlot. Say it quickly and it sounds like mellow, which is exactly what it’s like on the palate. Merlot has long been known as the giving grape bec...

Winery: Ralph Fowler | Region: Mount Benson| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2012 Cape Jaffa Cabernet Sauvignon

This Cab Sav from South Australia's Limestone Coast is a cracking wine, and cracking value! It's produced biodynamically and organically, and shows...

Winery: Cape Jaffa | Region: Mount Benson| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2012 Ralph Fowler Shiraz Viognier

After 30 years in the industry working in some of Australia’s most famous wineries, Ralph Fowler continues to produce stellar quality wines from hi...

Winery: Ralph Fowler | Region: Mount Benson| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2012 Cape Jaffa La Lune Shiraz

This top dog shiraz from Cape Jaffa is full of 'feel good; factor. It's produced biodynamically and organically, and it's not half bad, either. Aro...

Winery: Cape Jaffa | Region: Mount Benson| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2010 Norfolk Rise Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Hailing from Mount Benson in South Australia, this 100% estate grown cab sav, together with a splash of petit verdot and cab franc, certainly deliv...

Winery: Norfolk Rise Vineyard | Region: Mount Benson| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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