Region : Mount Benson, South Australia
Very good producer of wines with class and character , James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2006

Cape Jaffa Wines is the northern gateway to the new and exciting Mount Benson Wine Region. Situated 300kms south of Adelaide, and just north of the historical township of Robe, Cape Jaffa Wines has panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and The Great Southern Ocean.

With rolling hills of red sandy loam soil over a free draining limestone base, Cape Jaffa Wines have planted their 60 acre vineyard to the traditional Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Other varieties which are thriving in the Terra Rossa soil are Shiraz, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Only clonal material selected for it’s superior flavours and performance has been used. Modern and innovative vineyard methods are used to produce fruit of the highest standard for wine making.

Cape Jaffa Mt. Benson Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
84/100 James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2005
This Cabernet is from vineyards predominantly within the Mt Benson region, supplemented with material from other regions within the Limestone Coast Zone. It exhibits the typical lifted Cabernet blackberry nose followed by a rich fruit driven palate and soft oak integration. An excellent wine with red meat dishes and spicy Asian food.

Cape Jaffa Mt. Benson Shiraz 2000
89/100 James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2005
Both black and white pepper are prominent on the nose, with hints of tobacco, rose petal and Boysenberry. Ripe blackberry fruit characters dominate the dense, full-flavoured palate. The well-defined tannins give the wine a long finish and add balance to the fine structure. Although drinking well now this wine will develop in the bottle for the next 3 to 8 years. The wine has had minimal filtration so may throw a deposit with extended cellaring.

Siberia Shiraz 2001
This wine has been called Siberia because the grapes come from a vineyard which is pruned during the winter. Ripe mulberries with toasty oak, black pepper and dark plums. Great structure and complexity.