The Mount Compass Wine District includes wineries, the Southern Fleuieu Wine Region in the area surrounding Mount Compass and Mount Jagged. The district is home to Mount Jagged Wines located 8 km south of Mount Compass. The first plantings were in 1989. The major climatic benefits of the area lies in its strong maritime influences, which lead to higher humidity and moderating effects on temperatures. The major plantings are of Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Semillon. All the wines produced are sourced from the vineyards at Mount Jagged vineyard and show the genuine 'terroir' of the Mount Compass site. Mount Compass lies between the world-famous wine regions of McLaren Vale, Eden Valley and McLaren Vale. Close by are the beautiful beaches of the southern Fleurieu Peninsula.
You can spend time exploring the hidden valleys of Tooperang and Nangkita, browse through the various nature reserves,
gardens and nurseries. Enjoy the wonderful native flora and fauna on the many bushwalking tracks or
indulge yourself in the district's tastes of the fine food, fresh produce and wines along the Mount Compass Produce Trail.
The Southern Fleurieu Wine Region includes five districts : Delamere ; Yankalilla ; Mount Compass ; Myponga ; Victor Harbor
Lazy Ballerina Wines, SA 1152 Brookman Road, Dingabledinga, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, 5172
Lazy Ballerina is a special discovery for those in the know. Situated amongst five acres of garden, Lazy Ballerina is the home of James Hook and family, renowned winemakers in the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale. The cellar has sweeping garden views and is the perfect place to relax for lunch. Lazy Ballerina has a two-course "let us feed you" menu for $35pp. The cellar door and gardens are located on the sweeping bend across from Kuitpo Forest, a ten minute drive from McLaren Vale, Willunga or Meadows.
Mt Jagged Wines, SA 3191 Victor Harbor Rd, Mount Jagged SA 5211
Mt Jagged Wines is located in the Southern Fleurieu wine region at the highest point on the Victor Harbor Rd only 20 minutes from McLaren Vale and the tourist town of Victor Harbor and just 7 kilometres south of Mt Compass. At 320 metres above sea level the vineyards slope down the hillside to a large yabby filled dam with panoramic views to the Southern Ocean, Murray Mouth, Coorong and sandhills and Lake Alexandrina over the hilltops. The entry to the cellar door is directly from the Victor Harbor Rd ( slow down or you will drive right past ) along a long 300 metre driveway flanked by agapanthas and an avenue of 70 year old pine trees. As you go over the hill crest and past the homestead the cellar door, vineyard and view awaits you.