Mr. Riggs Coonawarra Cabernet

Mr. Riggs Coonawarra Cabernet


  • Mr. Riggs was awarded a five red star winery rating by the Halliday Wine Companion 2020.
  • Coonawarra wine region is a wine region in the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia.
  • Coonawarra is known for the Cabernet Sauvignon wines produced on its “terra rossa” soil.
  • Ben Riggs is an award winning winemaker who produces iconic wines from iconic wine regions.

Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Elaboration: Coonawarra Cabernet is supplied from the Wetherall vineyards located in the heart of the Coonawarra wine region. Picked on different days and from different blocks to allow for multiple blending options. Parcels of fruit for the Mr. Riggs  Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon were separately fermented in 5 tonne open fermenters. The wine underwent on–skin fermentation for 7-10 days then pressed straight into oak to complete fermentation in a 30% new French and 5% American oak combination.

Tasting Notes: This wine is intensely bright, floral and fragrant on the nose with lovely length on the palate. A perfectly balanced Cabernet, very worthy of its reputation.




Ben Riggs, an iconic South Australian winemaker, founded Mr. Riggs Wine Co. in 2001. He holds a degree from Roseworthy Agricultural College in Adelaide and has extensive experience throughout the wine world having contributed his talents to more than 40 vintages in Australia, Napa Valley, Bordeaux, Greece, Italy, and the South of  France.

Ben was chief winemaker at Wirra Wirra in McLaren Vale for 13 year and remains passionately involved in the McLaren Vale wine community. His wines have won more than 100 awards and he was nominated by Gourmet Traveller WINE as Winemaker of the Year in 2005 and 2013. In 2020 Mr. Riggs was awarded a five red star winery rating by the Halliday Wine Companion 2020.
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