New Wine Releases – 2017 Vintage

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Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier We are pleased to announce the release of the 2017 Main Ridge Estate Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Tasting notes and extracts of early reviews of all the 2017 Vintage are provided below. Please note we are not releasing an 2017 Merlot as the cool conditions did not allow satisfactory aromatic ripening…

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Summer 2019 – Notes from a small vineyard

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There are a lot of reasons to like Chardonnay. Enjoyment of a glass aside, Chardonnay’s ability to surprise and excel in a various climatic conditions is why I believe it holds such a special place in the hearts of grape growers. The Main Ridge Estate 2017 Chardonnay is an excellent example of this. The cool…

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Happy Holidays!

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The cellar door will be open every day from 27th of December 2018 until 27th January 2019, from Noon to 5pm. Join us for relaxing casual lunch in the larder at Main Ridge Estate, which now features large open air windows overlooking the vineyard.


Nat White’s legacy

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The Langton’s award reflects Nat’s unwavering commitment over 40 years to develop the highest quality Pinot Noir at Main Ridge Estate, and supporting Mornington Peninsula’s evolution as leading producer of the varietal. Here is a brief summary of Nat’s achievements by Tim Sexton: Nat White is a pioneering winemaker who gave up the security of…

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Langton’s Classification VII

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We are delighted to announce the Main Ridge Estate ‘Half Acre’ Pinot Noir has again been recognised as “Outstanding” in the Langton’s Classification of the top 136 Australian wines. Reviewed every 4 years, wines are eligible for classification based on their demand, reputation, quality and track record at auction, and are only considered after a…

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2017 Pinot Noir Release

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Notes from a small vineyard Over our first two vintages at Main Ridge Estate, Mother Nature has shown us the two extreme potentials of this vineyard site. From the warmth and generosity of 2016 vintage, to where we are now – the cool, concentrated and complex wines of the 2017 vintage. Throughout the ripening period…

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Notes from a small vineyard – Winter 2018

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Winter 2018 has been wild, wet and windy in Red Hill, but no complaints, as our thoughts go out to the drought stricken farmers of New South Wales. The Winter months are for reflection, a time to look back at the year past and plan for the next step of our journey.  Along with pruning,…

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QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND LUNCH

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Great wines, casual Winter dining,  live music and a fire! Main Ridge Estate Cellar door On the upcoming Queens Birthday Winter Wine Weekend, join us by the roaring fire in our cellar door, for tastings between 12-5pm. Our popular weekend grazing menu will be available every day including warming winter specials with a retro French…

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Notes from small vineyard – Autumn 2018

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Incredibly, I’m writing a post vintage report on the 24th of March! Whilst not the earliest vintage for Main Ridge Estate it was by far the quickest, with everything being picked over an 8 day period. Despite these unique ripening conditions, all fruit brought in was of exceptional quality and murmurs are already starting of…

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2016 Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Merlot Release

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2016 Chardonnay release The 2016 Vintage was James’ first as winemaker, supported by Nat White in his ongoing consulting role, and by Linda Hodges our long time viticulturist. The 2016 Pinot Noirs released last year have been very well received by our regular customers and leading restaurants and wine stores. We are pleased to now…

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