Mr Riggs Wine Company

McLaren Vale

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www.mrriggs.com.au

Address
55a Main Road
McLaren Flat
McLaren Vale SA 5171
Telephone
(08) 8383 2050
Facsimilie
(08) 8556 4462
Opening Hours
Sat-Thurs 10-5, Fri 10-late
Winemaker
Ben Riggs
Established
2001
Dozen
20 000
Vineyards
7.5 hectares

James' Review

With over a quarter of a century of winemaking experience, Ben Riggs is well established under his own banner. Ben sources the best fruit from individual vineyards in McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills, Langhorne Creek, Coonawarra, and from his own Piebald Gully Vineyard (shiraz and viognier). Each wine expresses the essence of not only the vineyard, but also the region's terroir. The vision of the Mr Riggs brand is unpretentious and personal:?to make the wines I love to drink'. He drinks very well. Exports to the US, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and NZ.

Author: James Halliday


About this winery

Mr. Riggs can be summed up in two words; Winemaker's Wine. Built on the winemaker's long held dream to make icon wines from icon regions, the wines express the essence of the vineyard and variety in a style that is big, rich and complex, but also with finesse, texture and elegance.

Based in his beloved McLaren Vale, Ben Riggs also teams up with renowned growers from other tried and tested regions including Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra and Langhorne Creek.

Combining winemaking skills and a great deal of viticultural involvement, it is from these vineyards he is able to select pristine parcels of fruit, be it McLaren Vale Shiraz, Watervale Riesling, Adelaide Hills Tempranillo, Coonawarra Cabernet or something new and different entirely to express his winemaking ability and creativity.

It is this variety that allows the Mr. Riggs philosophy to exist and continue - "I make wines I love to drink!" says Ben.

Specialties

Mr Riggs Watervale Riesling
Mr Riggs Ein Riese Riesling
Mr Riggs Viognier
Mr Riggs Cold Chalk Chardonnay
Mr Riggs Montepulciano d'Adelaide Hills
Mr Riggs Yacca Paddock Tempranillo
Mr Riggs Piebald Syrah
Mr Riggs The Gaffer Shiraz
Mr Riggs Outpost Cabernet Sauvignon
Mr Riggs McLaren Vale Shiraz
Mr Riggs Scarce Earth Shiraz
Mr Riggs Sticky End Viognier

Cellar Door

Sun: 12:00pm till 4:00pm
Fri: 12:00pm till 4:00pm
Sat: 10:00am till 4:00pm

Located:
Pop up Cellar Door
Within Home Grain Bakery
55 Main Road
McLaren Flat, SA 5171

Food - Restaurant

Not Available

Stocklist

Not Available

Distribution Information

Mr. Riggs is distributed nationally by:

The Fesq & Company (VIC/NSW/QLD/ACT)
12 Clevedon Street
BOTANY NSW 2019
(VIC/QLD) Joe Caruso Ph: 1300 763 377
(NSW/ACT) Andrew Fay Ph: 02 9313 1888
Email: info@fesq.com.au

Empire Liquor (SA)
Unit 5/900 South Road
EDWARDSTOWN SA 5039
(SA) Brenton Quirini Ph: 08 8371 0888
Email: sales@empireliquor.com.au

NT Wine Sales (NT)
41/12 Charlton Crt
WOOLNER NT 0804
(NT) Eddie Willoughby Smith Ph: 08 8936 3550
Email: eddie@ntwinesales.com


International Sales Information

NEW ZEALAND

Federal Merchants & Co
33 St Johns Road
Meadowbank
AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND
Phone: +64 9 578 1823
Email: info@federalmerchants.co.nz

CANADA

British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba:
Artisan Wines Ltd.
78 Royal Ridge Hill NW
CALGARY ALBERTA CANADA T3G 4V2
Phone: +780 908 3611 (Edmonton)
Phone: +403 208 1409 (Calgary)
Email: dave@artisanwines.ca

Ontario:
John Hanna & Sons Ltd
619 South Big Island Road
R.R. #1 Demorestville
ONTARIO CANADA K0K 1W0
Phone: + 1 800 337 7043
Email: info@winetrader.ca

Quebec:
Vintrinsec
Francois Blouin
Phone: +1 51 4806 0265
Fax: +1 45 0907 1872
Email: francois.blouin@hec.ca

DENMARK

Dansk Vin Import
Søgade 32
6000 Kolding
DENMARK
Phone: +45 4029 6314
Email: kim@dansk-vin-import.dk

GERMANY

Sandfire New World Wines
Birgit Kossack
Domherrengasse 3
48301 Nottuln
GERMANY
Phone: 02502-2272790
Fax: 02502-2272798
Mob: 01715136812
Email: birgit.kossack@sandfirewines.de

HONG KONG

Continental Wines
16/F, Po Wah Commercial Centre
226 Hennessy Road
WANCHAI HONG KONG
Phone: +852 3469 9988
Email: info@continentalwines.com.hk

CHINA

Inspire Vintage
Wei Li
Suite 1202, Level 12
815 Pacific Highway
Chatswood, Sydney
NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA 2067
Phone: +61 (0)2 8203 2240
Mobile: +61 (0)420 986 867
Fax: +61 (0)2 9411 6785
Email: wl@inspirevintage.com.au

JAPAN

Farmstone Co. Ltd
5-27-4 Omori Nishi
Ota-ku T1 43
TOKYO JAPAN
Phone: +61 8 9364 3718 AUS
Email: kendrick28@iinet.net.au
Phone: +81 3 3761 5354 JAPAN
Email: wine@farmstone.com

SINGAPORE & MALAYSIA

Austral Supreme SDN BDH
L1-2-28A, Jaland Pekan Baru 36, 41050 Klang,
SELANGOR, MALAYSIA
Phone: 603 3342 1989
Email: tan@activepolar.com
Email: udayakumars@hotmail.com

FIJI

Lawhill Wines & Spirits Ltd
Lot 25 Wailada Road
Wailada Industrial Estate
LAMI SUVA, FIJI ISLANDS
Phone: +679 336 1171
Email: purchasing@lawhillfiji.com
Email: Alexandria@lawhillfiji.com

THAILAND

Italthai Group
2013 Italthai House
Petchburi Road, Bangkapi, Huay Kwang
BANGKOK 10310, THAILAND
Email: anongporn_m@italthaigroup.com

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Diva Australasia
40 Eden Valley Road
ANGASTON, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA 5353
Phone: +61 (0)8 8561 3342
Email: dkilley@divaaustralasia.com
Email: cauricht@divaaustralasia.com


USA

AWDirect Inc
1682 Novato Blvd
Suite 151
NOVATO CALIFORNIA USA
Phone: +1 707 200 2859
Email: bruce@awdirectusa.com

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Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above, and had a five-star rating for the previous two years. 4.9%. Where the winery name is itself is printed in red, it is a winery generally acknowledged to have a long track record of excellence – truly the best of the best. 3.8%

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