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There's a dark horse in Mount Benson

6 May 2014

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To the delight of the entire team, 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’.

The James Halliday Wine Companion is Australia’s best selling and definitive guide to Australian wine and to be eligible for this 5 star accolade, two or more wines must be given a rating of 94 points or above. Over the course of the last year Halliday has given Cape Jaffa’s wines some extremely good feedback upon tasting.

“Our La Lune Shiraz consistently receives a great wrap from James Halliday – having received a 94 point rating for the last 3 vintages” said Derek Hooper. We also just released our 2012 La Lune Chardonnay and this has been awarded a 94point rating plus selected as one of James Halliday’s WOW factor white for 2013”. La Lune is Cape Jaffa’s premium wine series, the result of more than a decade of cultivating according to the moon. These totally handmade wines capture the rugged coastal character of their Mount Benson vineyards and are bursting with terroir and amplified flavour. Very special wines indeed but those wanting to get their hands on a bottle needs to be a member of the Cape Jaffa Crew Mates wine club. For more info on this dark horse winery and how to become a crew mate visit

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