Jim Barry The Benbournie Cabernet Sauvignon
The Benbournie region was settled in 1853 by Catholic German friends of local priest, Father Kranewitter. The tiny settlement comprises about 15 mud huts surrounded by a Roman Catholic chapel. The small community’s optimism was built on copper mining, however the industry’s decline signaled its demise before the turn of the century. All that remains today are a few ancient vines, fig trees and almond trees.