QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND LUNCH
Events, News - 22 May 2018

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
News - 27 March 2018

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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2018 Mothers day Lunch
Events - 26 March 2018

Noon, Sunday 13th May 2018 Please call 03 5989 2686 for reservations. Menu $70 per person Platter of small entrée dishes to share Mount Zero olives, Israeli hummus, Sardinian flatbread Chicken terrine, spiced apricots San Danielle prosciutto, fig Broad bean, pea, mint and feta crostini Seafood bowl Prawn tails, scallops, mussels, clams and blue eye…

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2016 Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Merlot Release
News - 13 February 2018

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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Notes from a small vineyard – Summer 2018
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Year 3 begins We moved into Main Ridge Estate on 16th December 2015, during a heat wave and wasp plague. We were somewhat daunted taking over from Nat and Rose after their 40 pioneering years here. We had to learn quickly about life in a small family winery. Our first vintage soon followed, followed by…

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Seafood and Chardonnay Lunch
Events - 9 January 2018

On Sunday 18th February 2018, from Noon Join us in the Main Ridge Estate winery and garden for a casual Sunday lunch to celebrate the release of our 2016 Chardonnay $120 per person On arrival Oysters, Finger Lime Dressing Main Ridge Estate 2016 Sparkling Chardonnay Fruits de Mer Platter for Two Diamond clams, tomato vinaigrette…

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Summer News
News - 5 December 2017

As we head toward our third vintage, we are looking forward to another busy Summer, after a wet and cool Winter and Spring here in Red Hill. Following a slow start to the growing season, the vineyard and garden are looking magnificent, and the scene is set for another great harvest in 2018. Attica at…

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New Cellar Door trading hours in 2018
News - 4 December 2017

The cellar door will be open as usual every day until Tuesday 30 January 2018. From that date we will commence new trading hours as follows: OPEN FRIDAY TO MONDAY, NOON TO 5PM And at other times by appointment – (call Libby on 03 – 5989 – 2686)  This change will allow us to maintain the…

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New summer food menu
News - 31 October 2017

Our new Summer Grazing Menu commences on Melbourne Cup weekend 2017 and will be available every weekend until ANZAC Day 2018. The Summer Grazing Menu will also be available every day during January 2018. You can create your own light lunch platter, or snack selection to share with a glass of wine on the sundeck….

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NOTES FROM A SMALL VINEYARD
News - 11 September 2017

Call it what you will; Pinot Noir, Spatburgunder, Burgundac or Pinot Nero, this ancient varietal has captivated the hearts and minds of vignerons for millennia. Whilst first documented in 1345, the varietal’s history is believed to extend far beyond this with references to ‘Morillon Pinot’ dating as far back the 400BC. Regardless of starting time,…

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