As a part of Aussie Wine Month, the Cellar Doors of Mount Benson are dusting off some of their oldies (but goodie). Asussie Wine Month- thie biggest annual celabration of Australian wine- runs over the month of may. During May Cape Jaffa, Ralph Fowler and Wangolina are participating in Aussie Wine Month by offering tastings (and purchase) of some of thier back vintage wines. Please contact each of the Cellar Doors for details. ... more
Cape Jaffa Wines has just been named a 5 star winery in the 2014 James Halliday Wine Companion! This accolade credits the winery as an outstanding producer of very high quality wines. And as an added pat on the back the winery has been singled out as one of Ten Dark Horses; a special accolade for receiving 5 stars for the first time. ‘Achieving a 5 star rating is a fabulous endorsement of our efforts to make outstanding wines’ says Derek Hooper ‘It’s also great for boosting the profile of Mt Benson as a wine producing region. It’s very fitting that this accolade arrived during Cape Jaffa’s 20 year anniversary and it’s a testament to the hard work of our Jaffa teams both past and present’. ... more
Red grape varieties represent 75% of all grapes grown in the region, with the majority of Mount Benson planted to cabernet sauvignon, but also includes substantial plantings of shiraz, merlot, pinot noir, cabernet franc and petit verdot. White varieties consist of chardonnay and sauvignon blanc, as well as pinot gris, riesling, semillon, verdelho and viognier. The region although settled for its propensity to grow excellent red in its terra rossa soils, is now home to nationally acclaimed sauvignon blanc and chardonnay.