Mount Benson Estate

South Australia | Mount Benson

James' Review

The future of Mount Benson isn't easy to foresee. Both climate and soil offer rich rewards for those who understand the extreme differences between the four seasons (for humans as well as vines). The newly installed owners of Mount Benson Estate have one obvious advantage: husband Brian Nitschinsk served for 39 years in the Australian Navy, retiring as a commander engineer. Figuratively, Mount Benson (a puny rise measured in only tens of metres) has one foot in the Southern Ocean and one foot on the ground, so Brian should feel right at home. Wife Carolyn was a secondary school teacher specialising in art and visual communication. Thus, the cold windswept landscape of winter is something they will be able to cope with. The legacy of two generations of the founding Wehl family has already demonstrated the ability of the vineyard to produce shiraz of exceptional quality, cabernet sauvignon not far behind.


Mount Benson Estate on Wrights Bay produces cool climate syrah and cabernet wines reflective of the maritime influences of the Southern Ocean, the Bonney Upwelling and the rich red Terra Rossa soils from an earlier sea floor. This gives our wines fabulous depth of colour, some floral character and softer, elegant flavours.


Shiraz, Syrah, Cabernet

Cellar Door


A new Cellar Door was built during 2017 and opened in early 2018 for tasting. The gallery within opens late 20. Available for receptions and conferences ph 0417996796.


Open most days 10am - 5pm

Details are correct at time of writing

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Picnics and platters available.


Platters made with local produce of the SE, Flammekueche stone cooked flat breads topped with local delights, and expresso coffee.

Details are correct at time of writing

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

We are seeking to engage distributors in SA, VIC, NSW and QLD

International Sales Information

Not exporting but looking to opportunities in Germany, Sweden, Singapore and Canada over the next 2 years.


Celebrations Robe, Restaurants


Mount Benson logo
Winemaker Contract
Established 1988
Dozens 800
Vineyards (area) 24.2 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5 Sept-Jun
Address 329 Wrights Bay Road, Mount Benson, SA 5275
Telephone 0417 996 796