Mount Benson Estate

South Australia | Mount Benson

Our 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.

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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.

Specialities

Shiraz/Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon

Cellar Door

Information

New spacious Cellar Door with art gallery and cafe Flammekueche (Flatbreads from Alsace) during summer by arrangement at other times.

Hours

10-5 summer, 11-4 winter

Details are correct at time of writing

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Food

Information

Picnics and platters available.

Cuisine

Flammekueche

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Accommodation

Information

Bed and Breakfast Vineyard stays from late 2020.

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Looking for distributors in SA, VIC, NSW, QLD and TAS

International Sales Information

Not exporting currently

Stockist

Celebrations, Matthews Hotels

Details

Mount Benson logo
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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
Website www.mountbensonestate.com.au