The Southern Mount Benson Wine Region includes wineries between Mount Benson and Guichen Bay
on the Limestone Coast, north of Robe. It includes wineries surrounding the townships of Mount
Benson, Cape Thomas, Wright Bay, Guichen Bay, Wooripa and Murraup. The first commercial planting of Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the Region in 1969 was by Bill and Margaret Wehl, who were inspired by the similarity in soil in the area to that of Coonawarra. An additional 20 vineyards or so have since established and many are now maturing allowing the real potential and outstanding wine varieties to be recognised. Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz are the most popular plantings with smaller plantings of Merlot, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling,
Marsanne, Semillon, Verdelho and Viognier. iIt is becoming evident
that the premier varieties that showcase the region's potential are Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Viognier. The maritime location, keeps average mean
summertime temperatures below 19 degrees C. The region is genuinely classified as cool
climate with a long, slow ripening period. The richness of the terra rossa soil,
produces full-flavoured fruit. Frosts can be a problem but they are less frequent and
severe than in other areas of the Limestone coast located further away from the coast.
The Limestone Coast Wine Region includes nine districts : Padthaway ; Robe ; Wrattonbully ; Kingston SE ; Mount Gambier ; Mount Benson ; Lucindale ; Bordertown Coonawarra
Baudin Rock Wines, SA Wrights Bay Rd, Kingston SA 5275
There are plans to establish a cellar door facility at Baudin Rock Wines in Wrights Bay Road, Mount Benson - No other information....