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 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 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
2013 Cape Jaffa Rose de Syrah

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, and is a dry style of Rose, although there is a fair bit of sweet fruit aromas and flavours in the red...

Cracka rating70
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
2013 Cape Jaffa La Lune Shiraz

2013 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. Aromas of spiced black fruits, anise and cracked pepper adorn the nose, whilst the palate is more mediu...

Cracka rating80
Region: Mount Benson
2013 Cape Jaffa Epic Drop Shiraz

2013 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 and brambly blackberries, together with soft licorice and pepper spices on the nose. The palate is qui...

Cracka rating80
Region: Mount Benson
2012 Cape Jaffa Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

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. And this biodynamic, low sulfur wine is also a perfect match with seafood. Aromas of citrus juice, ...

Cracka rating70
Region: Mount Benson
2010 Ralph Fowler Viognier

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 variety, and good value too. It's a richer style showing trademark apricots and ginger spice on the nose,...

Cracka rating70
Region: Mount Benson