We are emerging from our fourth winter – the wettest, windiest and coldest for us so far. Pruning is complete and the land is starting to show life again with bulbous flowers popping-up everywhere.
Following the recent bottling of our 2018 vintage reds we will release them on September 3rd (see details below). After the cold 2017 vintage, 2018 was a return to the familiar warmer conditions we have seen in recent years. With it came richer, fruit driven Pinot Noirs that are currently looking very approachable in their youth. The vineyards capacity to produce strong tannins remains, which will help those with a cellar.
The Half-Acre Pinot Noir has been bottled in magnum format again this year, just 100 numbered bottles. We were honoured and happily surprised by their popularity last year, with nearly all sold in the first week of release. As a result, we have decided to limit these to 1 bottle per customer from now on.
Nat White receives Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Legend Hall of Fame Award
We are delighted that Nat has received yet another ‘gong’ – this time at the Melbourne Wine and Food Festival 2019 Legends and Rising Stars Awards. Nat was one of 7 who were awarded Legends honours, joining 150 leaders from the food, drink and hospitality trade. Nat’s award was conferred by Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Sally Capp, at a dinner at the ‘new’ Espy Hotel.
Our sincere congratulations to Nat and Rose on this very well deserved industry recognition for your achievements over the years at Main Ridge Estate, and contribution to the Mornington Peninsula wine community.
From everyone at Main Ridge Estate
U P C O M I N G E V E N T S
Latitude 37 Concert
Saturday 17 August at 6.30pm
Experience the essence of all that is treasured in Baroque music by beloved composer Arcangelo Corelli with Baroque specialists Latitude 37, in the intimate setting of the Main Ridge Estate cellar door. Cheese and tapas platters and Main Ridge Estate wines will be available from 6pm.
For tickets go to: https://www.trybooking.com/BADEY
Father’s Day Lunch
Sunday 1 September from Noon
Treat Dad to a casual family lunch of sharing plates in The Larder at Main Ridge Estate, including a Beouf Carbonnade Pie made with beef from Hillock Downs Farm and Red Hill Brewery beer (see menu here).
We will also be offering lunch guests a special preview tasting the 2018 Pinot Noirs.
Book early with Libby on 03 5989 2686, as space is limited to just 50 guests.
2018 Pinot Noir Release Announcement
Tuesday 3 September
The 2018 ‘Half Acre’ and ‘The Acre’ Pinot Noirs will be available for purchase via our online store at. https://mre.com.au/buy-wine/ or by contacting Libby Sexton direct (phone 03 5989 2686, or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mailing List customers will receive further release information and an order form via email at 4pm on September 3. For those customers who prefer a release brochure in the mail, we will be posting them on Monday September 2.
Mornington Peninsula Vignerons in Sydney
Tuesday 3 September from 6pm
We will be joining with 21 Mornington Peninsula Vignerons on tour in Sydney, hosting a Spring tasting of over 80 wines around a generous tasting table, with a Riedel glass to take home. The event will also give our Sydney customers an opportunity to taste the 2018 ‘Half Acre’ and ‘The Acre’ Pinot Noirs on the day they are released. From 6-9pm at Ivy, George St Sydney. For more information and bookings click here.