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climate The Southern Mount Benson Wine Region includes wineries between Mount Benson and Guichen Bay on the Limestone Coast, north of Robe. It includes wineries surrounding the townships of Mount Benson, Cape Thomas, Wright Bay, Guichen Bay, Wooripa and Murraup. The first commercial planting of Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the Region in 1969 was by Bill and Margaret Wehl, who were inspired by the similarity in soil in the area to that of Coonawarra. An additional 20 vineyards or so have since established and many are now maturing allowing the real potential and outstanding wine varieties to be recognised. Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz are the most popular plantings with smaller plantings of Merlot, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Marsanne, Semillon, Verdelho and Viognier. iIt is becoming evident that the premier varieties that showcase the region's potential are Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Viognier. The maritime location, keeps average mean summertime temperatures below 19 degrees C. The region is genuinely classified as cool climate with a long, slow ripening period. The richness of the terra rossa soil, produces full-flavoured fruit. Frosts can be a problem but they are less frequent and severe than in other areas of the Limestone coast located further away from the coast. Local wineries in the Region include: Baudin Rock Wines, Black Wattle Vineyard, Cape Thomas Vineyards, Community Vineyards, Guichen Bay Vineyards, J.R. Ling Vineyard, Limestone Coast Vineyard, Murdup Wines, Port Robe Estate, Wehl's Mt Benson Vineyards, Wrights Bay Vineyard.

The Limestone Coast Wine Region includes eight districts : Padthaway ; Robe ; Wrattonbully ; Kingston SE ; Mount Gambier ; Mount Benson ; Lucindale ; Bordertown

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