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