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Mr. Riggs

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Ben Riggs
 
22 September 2015 | Ben Riggs

Pop Up Cellar Door is in full swing!

Well we had our very first weekend open at our pop up cellar door, and I must say, it went really well! Our staff met some fantastic customers, built some great rapport, and were very happy through it all (grinning from ear to ear!). 

Our team had our usual Friday evening drinks, but this time at the pop up cellar door, with that beautiful mild spring breeze blowing through as we set out on the verandah and relished in our successful opening. The Home Grain Bakery were even nice enough to put on some cocktail bakery goods and desserts for us, which we sure didn't pass up!

If you haven't already, make sure you come and visit our new pop up cellar door and have a taste of our wines. We are open Friday's 12-4pm, Saturday's 10am-4pm, Sunday's 10am-4pm, and select public holidays. For any cellar door enquiries, please contact (08) 8383 2055 or email info@mrriggs.com.au.

Time Posted: 22/09/2015 at 10:15 AM
Ben Riggs
 
11 September 2015 | Ben Riggs

Official Opening of our Pop-Up Cellar Door

For immediate release                                                                                                                                                  11 September 2015

Mr. Riggs Officially Opens Pop-Up Cellar Door

 

On Friday 18th September 2015, Mr. Riggs will officially open the doors of its pop-up cellar door situated within to Homegrain Bakery at 55 Main Road, McLaren Flat.

The pop-up cellar door will be open Friday (12pm-4pm), Saturday (10am-4pm), Sunday (10am-4pm), as well as select public holidays.

On offer at this cellar door will be a select range of Mr. Riggs wines, available for tasting and bottle sales.

Ben Riggs says, “We’d like to thank our customers for being patient, and we look forward to welcoming you for a chat.”

The Mr. Riggs team are very excited about this new chapter, and look forward to seeing our customers at our brand new temporary home.

 

About Mr. Riggs

Mr. Riggs was founded in 2001 and makes wines using Ben’s extensive contacts with growers to cherry pick fruit from McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills and other premium South Australian sites. Mr. Riggs’ wines are stamped with Ben’s considerable European experience, as well as his unique vision for wines produced on his hallowed South Australian stomping ground. Mr. Riggs. wines are available at fine wine retailers and restaurants, Mr. Riggs’ cellar door and online at www.mrriggs.com.au.

For more information, please visit www.mrriggs.com.au or contact Marcia Cranwell email: marcia@mrriggs.com.au or phone 08 8383 2034.

Time Posted: 11/09/2015 at 9:00 AM
Ben Riggs
 
6 September 2015 | Ben Riggs

2013 Outpost Coonawarra Cabernet won a TROPHY + other fantastic results at the CWSA 2015

I am ecstatic with the recent results we have received for my wines at the 2015 China Wine & Spirits Awards...

2013 Outpost Coonawarra Cabernet - COONAWARRA WINE OF THE YEAR TROPHY & DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL

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2013 The Gaffer McLaren Vale Shiraz - GOLD MEDAL

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2013 Piebald Syrah - GOLD MEDAL

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2013 Three Corner Jack - GOLD MEDAL

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2014 Watervale Riesling - GOLD MEDAL

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2014 Ein Riese Riesling - GOLD MEDAL

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2012 McLaren Vale Shiraz - GOLD MEDAL

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2014 Montepulciano d'Adelaide Hills - GOLD MEDAL

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2012 Scarce Earth Shiraz - GOLD MEDAL

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Ben Riggs
 
1 September 2015 | Ben Riggs

Great results in the AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge

2015 results

2013 Three Corner Jack  

2013 Outpost Coonawarra Cabernet 

2013 Piebald Syrah 

2013 The Truant Shiraz 

Ben Riggs
 
14 August 2015 | Ben Riggs

Celebrate Chardonnay

I had a dream. This dream entailed re-creating my sweet memory of an 80s Chablis with clean, dry, tightly wound and mineral proportions. It’s taken me a while not only to produce a Chardonnay of this ilk, (going against market trends I’ll have you know), but also to refine the style to a modern expression of the “cold chalk soup” I experienced many moons ago.

Fast forward to 2014, and this wine is certainly more modern in its sensibility, with gentle oak influences supplying buttery overtones and exotic fruity expressions of white fruits (peaches and banana) balanced by refreshing and tightly wound mineral acidity. Its flinty, steely edge and chalky mouthfeel do nothing to affect the purity of its fruit in flavour or aroma.

For me, the texture of the wine is the crucial component of a successful Chardonnay – there’s no point trying to break the mould when the original works so well.