Mount Benson

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Mount Benson
Latitude
Altitude
50-150m
Growing Season Rainfall
217mm
Mean January Temperature
22.7°C
Harvest
Late March to late April
Wineries
5
Website
Cracka Rating 0

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 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.

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2014 Norfolk Rise Vineyard Pinot Grigio

2014 Norfolk Rise Vineyard Pinot Grigio

Call it Gris or Grigio they are both the same variety, it is just the way it’s made that differs! This is a Grigio so it’s made in the Italian way, ensuring a crisp, fruit driven style that’s refreshing and dry. It’s loaded with pear, apple and ne...

Cracka rating80
Region: Mount Benson
2012 Cape Jaffa Cabernet Sauvignon

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 pretty aromas of black and red fruits on the nose, along with sniffs of cedary oak. The palate is m...

Cracka rating90
Region: Mount Benson
2012 Ralph Fowler Shiraz Viognier

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 his Mount Benson vineyards. This is a really skilled version of Shiraz Viognier, fusing the two variet...

Cracka rating90
Region: Mount Benson
2012 Wolf Blass White Label Shiraz Cabernet

2012 Wolf Blass White Label Shiraz Cabernet

Deep, vibrant purple. Intense aromas of mulberry, raspberry, plum and rhubarb are interspersed with complex spice, black pepper, liquorice, bittersweet chocolate and a distinctive regional minerality. A restrained, intricate blend with an el...

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Region: Mount Benson
2011 Norfolk Rise Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 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 delivers bang for your buck! This densely coloured and aromatic little number has some appealing blackcur...

Cracka rating80
Region: Mount Benson
2010 Norfolk Rise Vineyard Merlot

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 question, it just delivers medium bodied class in the glass every time. It’s elegantly framed by cherry, c...

Cracka rating90
Region: Mount Benson