When you next visit Kingston SE, make some time to visit our unique wineries in the Mount Benson wine region. Mount Benson is known for its rich loam-based terra rossa soil sitting on top of a limestone base and is one of six wine regions on the Limestone Coast. The moderate climate in Mount Benson makes it an ideal location for vineyards. The maritime air has provided the environment creating Mount Benson’s distinct delicate flavours born of a cooler seaside climate.
Mount Benson produces red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Grenache and Petit Verdot to white wine varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. It is situated between Kingston and Robe with several cellar doors and distinctly different wineries, making a wine tour of the region an enjoyably diverse one.
Cape Jaffa Wines
Cape Jaffa Wines is the region’s only biodynamic winery committed to sustainable agriculture, conservation and a genuine love of the land they inhabit. Their approach to winemaking has been developed over years of testing techniques suited to the conditions of the region’s coastal environment creating wines unique to Mount Benson’s maritime atmosphere.
Phone: 08 8768 5053
Cellar Door: Yes, between 11am-4pm daily, except for Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Address: 459 Limestone Coast Road, Mount Benson (via Robe), South Australia
Wangolina Station was established in 1999 and is planted with Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Gris and more recently with Grüner Veltliner.
Their cellar door is open daily for most of the year with platters of food to enjoy while tasting their wine. They are also host to the annual Wangolina Easter on the Lawn event, looked forward to by both locals and visitors, on Saturday April 20 from 12-5pm in 2019.
Phone: 08 87686187
May – Nov 11.00am to 4.00pm daily, including Public Holidays. Dec – April 10.00am to 5.00pm daily, including Public Holidays. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Address: 8 Limestone Coast Road, Mt Benson
Ralph Fowler Wines
Ralph Fowler Wines is a well known, family owned and operated vineyard with more than 48 years toiling the soil to craft premium wines. Ralph and his wife Deborah started the business with the first vines planted in 1999. The cellar door opened in 2001.
They have a boutique range of red and white wine varieties as well as a sticky dessert wine which is a limited edition and only available when they have been able to achieve a high sugar content in the fruit.
Phone: 08 8768 5000
Cellar Door: Open daily from 10am-4pm
Address: 498 Limestone Coast Rd, Wangolina
Mount Benson Estate
Although Mount Benson Estate was originally planted in the late 1980’s, the wines produced today are in limited quantities using grapes grown on their “Grapes By The Sea Vineyard” only. This vineyard is the oldest in Mount Benson, located two kilometres from the ocean.
This winery also has a boutique selection of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Rose and the winemakers pride themselves on their hand-crafted technique with minimal intervention.
Phone: 0417 996 796 or 0418 992 715
Cellar Door: Open October to April, Friday to Monday from 11am-4pm
Address: 329 Wrights Bay Road, Mount Benson
Look out for Norfolk Rise Wines
Look out for Norfolk Rise Wines in Mount Benson on your travels. Their wines are available at many local stores on the Limestone Coast.
Spend a day visiting Kingston’s wineries and return to the Kingston Foreshore Caravan Park
Located right on the Esplanade on the calm waters of Lacepede Bay, our caravan park has all the modern amenities you need – camp kitchen, outdoor BBQ’s, fish cleaning facilities, a kiosk and a dump point. We have powered and unpowered sites as well as 1 and 2 bedroom ensuite cabins. Ideal for families, caravanners and people making the trek to Melbourne or Adelaide. And for lovers of wine of course! Book your accommodation here.