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May 7th 2014
Blast fromt he Past Tastings

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

May 7th 2014
There’s a dark horse in Mount Benson

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

Feb 6th 2014
Our Cellar Doors are Open!

Cellar Doors open in the Mount Benson Wine Region ... more

a wind swept environment tempered by the ocean

The Climate

A moderate maritime climate provides the biggest drawcard from a viticultural point of view. Cold and wet winters and long, cool and dry growing seasons are typical in the region. Strong winds prevailing from the South in spring and summer keep foliage dry and disease at bay. Winter frosts are also moderated by our coastal location, as are summer temperature extremes. It’s these favourable conditions which provide the foundation to an elegant and delicate style of wines.


Map Coordinates: 36.97°S, 139.72°E

Altitude: 5-150m

Heat Degree Days (Oct-Apr): 1443.7

Average Annual Rainfall: 483.2mm

Growing Season Rainfall: 170.5mm

Mean January Maximum: 24.6°C

Relative Humidity (Oct-Apr, 3pm): 58%

Harvest: Late February – Early May