“The Grand Cru vineyard of the Mornington Peninsula”
Andrew Caillard, Master of Wine
Main Ridge Estate is an ideal site for producing exceptional quality wine.
Located on a gentle slope in a small valley, 230 metres above sea level, the seven-acre vineyard was planted progressively from 1975. It is thus one of the oldest, coolest and highest altitude vineyard sites on the Mornington Peninsula.
The 6,000 mature Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Merlot vines face north-east, sheltered by mature stands of surrounding trees. The rich red volcanic soil and deep-rooted vines ensure no irrigation is required. The maritime climate prevents frosts, and moderates extreme Summer heat, extending the ripening season, and aids the retention of natural acidity in the wines.
Nat and Rosalie White, Main Ridge Estate’s founders, saw the potential of the site and over four decades built an enviable wine-making reputation. Since 2015, with Nat’s support, James Sexton has successfully built on that legacy, sustaining the Estate’s traditions whilst gradually introducing new methodologies, solely focused on enhancing the quality of the wines.
WINE STOCK AVAILABILITY
The 2023 vintage presented many challenges to Mornington Peninsula winemakers. Adverse weather during the growing season resulted in a fourth year of small crops, and the Main Ridge Estate harvest was again less than half the normal yield.
Our wine stocks are now at an all-time low, and to keep our cellar door open we have had to reluctantly impose purchase limits and restrict trade sales.
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EMAIL Libby@mre.com.au PHONE +613 5989 2686
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$5 discount per bottle applies for orders of 12 bottles or more.
AMEX cannot be used online – we are happy to take AMEX payments by phone.
See our wine purchasing TERMS & CONDITIONS
For use in our cellar door and restaurants.
Valid for 36 months.
If you live outside Australia, and wish to order via email or by phone, or have any further queries, please contact Libby Sexton:
- +613 5989 2686
Main Ridge Estate is an ideal site for producing high quality cool climate wine. Located in a small valley at 230 metres altitude on Arthur’s Seat, our small 7 acre vineyard was planted progressively from 1975. It is one of the oldest and highest vineyards on the Mornington Peninsula. The north-east facing vineyards slope gently, sheltered by stands of mature trees.
The 5,000 vines are approximately 50% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and there are a small number of Pinot Meunier and Merlot vines. The rich volcanic soil and mature deep-rooted vines ensure no irrigation is required. Main Ridge Estate wines have always been made exclusively from estate grown fruit.