Mr Riggs The Gaffer

Mr. Riggs The Gaffer Shiraz


  • Mr. Riggs was awarded a five red star winery rating by the Halliday Wine Companion 2020.
  • Proceeds from The Gaffer Shiraz goes to vital research and support of women and men who are fighting or facing a breast cancer diagnosis.
  • Ben Riggs is an award winning winemaker who produces iconic wines from iconic wine regions.

Varietal Composition: 100% Shiraz

Elaboration: Grapes for The Gaffer Shiraz have been sourced from five key vineyards in McLaren Vale; Martins, Gateway, John Rivers, Tim Hunts and Ben Riggs’ Piebald Gully Vineyard.

Since 2006 The Gaffer Shiraz has unapologetically worn its pink cap in acknowledgement of their partnership with the Flinders Foundation and their fight against cancer. Mr. Riggs Wine Co. has proudly donated $155,000 towards cancer research through proceeds of the sales of The Gaffer.

Tasting Notes: A flavorsome, medium weight, well balanced and fruit-driven Shiraz. The Gaffer Shiraz is a testament to the best of McLaren Vale. Distinctive McLaren Vale characteristics shine through with a spine of sweet, soft, warm tannins whilst on the palate is crunchy, bright, red berries. A wine worth sharing with good friends and help raise funds for a great cause.


2021 – 90 Vinous


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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