Inspire Vintage (Australia) Pty Ltd

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Ben Riggs


 Ben Riggs – Chief Winemaker


After spending 21 vintages, a decade and a half of them as winemaker for Wirra Wirra. Ben has been crowned Bushing King, the highest honor in McLaren Vale three times for making the best wine at the Regional Wine Show.

Additionally he has been awarded The 2010 Sydney International Wine Competition, Blue Gold for the 2008 ‘CrackingBlack’ Shiraz and presented at the Hong King International Wine & Spirit Competition the trophy for Best Tempranillo and Blend for the 2007 ‘Yacca Paddock’ .

He has also judged the MelbourneWine Show for 10 year s, Hyatt Wine of the Year for 5 years, and the McLaren Vale and Riverland Wine Shows for 2 years.

Now Ben enjoys creating a new legend forInspire and ‘inspiring’ others by telling our story.