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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2016 PINOT NOIR RELEASE
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The 2016 vintage marks the first wines produced under the Sexton family ownership. Nat White has been closely involved in the making of these wines in his role as consultant and mentor to new winemaker James Sexton, together with our long serving viticulturalist, Linda Hodges. The warmer conditions of 2016 resulted in this being the…

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Events at Main Ridge Estate
Events - 9 September 2017

Domini Forster is fast-establishing herself as one of Melbourne’s brightest new voices in modern folk. She leads you through the dusk-lit corridors of her intricate song-stories, each scene as intimate and lovelorn as tea-stained lace. Forster’s distinctive voice shifts effortlessly from commanding call to lilting, whisper-close falsetto, earning her comparisons to the likes of Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell. “Australian…

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2016 Pinot Noir release wine dinners
Events, News - 22 August 2017

To celebrate the release of our 2016 Pinot Noirs, we are pleased to announce the following dinners in collaboration with Karl Firla from Oscillate Wildly, Sydney. 7pm, Saturday 9 September at Main Ridge Estate, Red Hill 7pm, Thursday 14 September at Oscillate Wildly, Sydney Welcoming Karl and his team to Main Ridge Estate will be…

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Father’s Day lunch
Events, News - 18 August 2017

We’re back! ….for a Father’s Day lunch, with some new art, and Pinot on the way at last! The Main Ridge Estate cellar door reopens this Saturday 19th August after a busy winter getting the vineyard ready for budburst and the growing season. Last week we bottled the 2016 Pinot Noir which will be released…

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Winter Wine Weekend
Events - 18 May 2017

With the 2017 harvest finally behind us, the nets off and leaves falling, it’s time to get ready for the busy round of Winter Wine Weekend (Queens Birthday) activities at Main Ridge Estate. Winter Wine Weekend in the Cellar Door – wine tastings will be available every day in the winery. You will have the…

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Cellar Door Temporary Closing
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Due to limited stock availability, the cellar door will be closed from Monday 19 June and will re-open on Saturday August 19, 2017. We will have new red wine stocks in early September 2017 when we release the 2016 Half Acre and The Acre Pinot Noir. While the cellar door is closed, wine can still…

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Mothers Day 2017 Menu
News - 29 April 2017

Please join our family in celebrating Mothers Day 2017 in the Main Ridge Estate cellar door on Sunday 14 May 2017. We have devised a special tasting menu to share for $40 (see HERE), including a glass of Main Ridge Estate 2016 Sparkling Chardonnay on arrival. We make just 200 bottles of sparkling wine each…

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2017 Vintage Celebrations – A Grand Italian banquet
News - 25 April 2017

The late 2017 vintage at Main Ridge Estate has been challenging, and has ended with a bountiful harvest of good quality fruit. Our hard working picking team is looking forward to some quieter days ahead, James and Linda are working hard getting the wine into barrels. To celebrate the end of this successful vintage, we…

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Autumn 2017: Thoughts from a Small Vineyard
News - 14 April 2017

Picking finally began on April 6, which according to Nat’s records is the latest Vintage since 2004.  We have again been blessed with abundant healthy fruit. There are busy weeks of harvesting and winemaking ahead, and the scene is set for another great Main Ridge Estate vintage. The estate has been abundant in every respect…

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