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Cape Jaffa Wines - Mount Benson

Mount Benson wine region: a gem on the Limestone Coast

Drive through the Limestone Coast and discover the Mount Benson wine region. Sip a glass overlooking the Southern Ocean.

Robust reds

Mount Benson produces red wine varieties, from Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinot Noir, to Cabernet Franc, Grenache and Petit Verdot. The area’s warm climate and rich terra rossa soil (red soil containing limestone) is excellent for grape growing.


Download the Mount Benson cellar door map


Enjoy the views at Cape Jaffa wines, Mount Benson

Talk about a view. Enjoy Cape Jaffa wine overlooking rows of vines and beautiful gardens.


Cape Jaffa Seafood and Wine festival

Visit in January and make the Cape Jaffa Seafood and Wine Festival part of your holiday. The festival features wine tastings and is the perfect way to try a variety of Mount Benson Wines.

Mount Benson’s Sauvignon Blancs are making a name for themselves on the wine front. Try some at Wehl’s Mount Benson Vineyards. Open daily, its Sauvignon Blanc is highly rated. The winery holds an annual “Event on the Estate”, where you can enjoy live music, food and wine in picturesque surroundings.


Biodynamic

Cape Jaffa is biodynamic and doesn’t use artificial fertilisers or pesticides. The vineyard produces a broad range of wines, including Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé de Syrah, Pinot Gris and Unwooded Chardonnay.

Ralph Fowler Wines makes limited quantities of handcrafted, premium wine. This family owned vineyard produces Shiraz, Viognier and Merlot. Its wines are fruit-driven and savoury.


Cellar doors

Wangolina Station was originally a sheep farm before its cellar door opened in 2002. Taste wine by the glass in a delightful garden setting. There’s Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. You’ll love the variety of local products available. Wangolina Station sells Whynunga Bushfoods, Outback Pride Products, Alfalfa Almonds, Mahalia Coffee and pottery.

If you can’t make it to all of the wineries, drop into Mount Benson Wine and Tourism Centre. Taste and buy wine from the all around the region and enjoy the sea views over a glass of Mount Benson wine.

Limestone Coast - the great Australian road trip

Cruise down easy, winding trails, relax and breathe-in the ocean air. Stop at Robe and immerse yourself in coastal scenery.

Southern Ocean Drive: See the Fleurieu, Limestone Coast and Kangaroo Island

From wine to wildlife, embark on a road trip from South Australia’s south coast to Kangaroo Island.