And why wouldn’t you? The Mount Benson Wine Region is conveniently located along the Melbourne to Adelaide touring route, approximately six hours out of Melbourne and three hours from Adelaide.
It’s on the Limestone Coast (some vineyards are located less than a couple of kilometres from the Great Southern Ocean) and it’s easy to pick up some fresh seafood to accompany your vino.
The elegant, cool maritime climate wines include cabernet sauvignon, merlot, shiraz, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay.
While away the afternoon in Mount Benson by visiting the small smattering of wineries with cellar doors whose hosts are generally welcoming and chatty.
Mount Benson is a unique coastal geographical indication situated approximately 300 kilometres from Adelaide and halfway between the historic townships of Kingston SE and Robe in the south east of South Australia. As part of the greater Limestone Coast wine region, Mount Benson is cousin to other well-known winegrowing regions including Coonawarra, Padthaway, Wrattonbully, Penola, Mount Gambier and Robe.
The region’s first grapes were planted in the 1980s by local farmers well attuned to Mount Benson’s unique and rugged climatic conditions. These grapes would later make way for the region’s own style of delicate, cool-climate, maritime-influenced wines which have already begun to make waves within a very competitive Australian wine industry.
Pass through the region and you begin to appreciate the lifestyle that the people lead here, grazing sheep, tending to crops and fishing for crayfish, intermittently broken up with a trip to the beach to relax the mind and soul. This is the sense of place we aim to convey in every bottle of wine we produce.
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