Mount Benson Wine Region By James Halliday

Discover the wineries of the Mount Benson wine region of South Australia. Use our Mount Benson region guide and map to help you plan your next winery visit and to learn more about this region. This content is taken from James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia, which is available to buy in the Wine Companion bookshop.

Fast Facts

  • Latitude:
    31°09’S
  • Altitude:
    50–150 m
  • Heat degree days:
    1226
  • Growing season rainfall:
    217 mm
  • Mean January temp:
    22.7°C
  • Harvest:
    Late March to late April
  • Chief viticultural hazard:
    Spring frost; poor fruit set

Discover the wines and wineries of Mount Benson

Discover Mount Benson with James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia

The plantings here at Mount Benson and at nearby Robe are among the most recent in Australia, and there was no history of viticulture prior to 1989. But the potential is exciting, notwithstanding the lack of prior experience and some teething problems with frost (chiefly in Mount Benson) and wind.

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