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Ben Riggs
22 November 2016 | Ben Riggs

The General Wine Bar & Kitchen and Fleurieu Film Festival

Recently The General held the Fleurieu Film Festival Launch. Brad and I were asked by the Fleurieu Film Festival team why we were opening up The General Wine Bar & Kitchen. Here's why:

Not long to go now..

We are excited and hope you are too.


Ben (Mr.) Riggs.

Ben Riggs
6 October 2016 | Ben Riggs

Gaffer Month

For the past 10 years Mr. Riggs has been donating to the Flinders Foundation, this relationship has seen Mr. Riggs donate over $100,000 to the foundation through sales of The Gaffer McLaren Vale Shiraz. 

Each October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is during this month that for every purchase of a case of Mr. Riggs The Gaffer Shiraz, with 20% discount and free shipping, we donate the proceeds of one bottle to Flinders Foundation.


In 2016 it is estimated that there will 15,934 women and 150 men diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia. 

This results in approximately 1 in every 8 women and 1 in every 719 men being diagnosed by their 85th birthday.


This is a cause close to my heart, after losing my dear friend and brand manager Kym Pilkington to cancer. Through our donations to Flinders Foundation we hope to one day find a cure. Please join us in support of awareness of Breast Cancer and purchase a case of Mr. Riggs The Gaffer Shiraz today. 


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Ben Riggs
22 September 2016 | Ben Riggs

Our New Home

As you may be aware, we are currently working on our new cellar door, The General Wine Bar & Kitchen, in McLaren Flat. This will be our new home, along with our good friends Zonte's Footstep. This collaborative venture aims hope to bring together the locals of McLaren Flat, wine lovers and visitors alike in their enjoyment of good food and good wine. Our cellar door will provide you with a unique wine and dining experience showcasing our passion.

Here are some of the progress shots:

Front Door Entrance

Inside The General Wine Bar & Kitchen

Front Window

Checking out the new render


I'm looking forward to sharing some more updates with you soon!