The 2018 Chardonnay is a story of perseverance and patience.
Ideal weather conditions during flowering presented us with a bountiful crop of Chardonnay, that ripened at an even pace across our three patches of vines. As a result, our window for harvesting was dramatically narrowed, requiring all fruit to be picked and processed over three long consecutive days.
The quality of the grapes presented to us in the winery for pressing put us in high spirits, carrying us forward as our energy levels reduced.
With the juice in barrel, slow wild yeast primary fermentation took over 3 months to complete, taking unusually longer than the full malolactic conversion. The resulting wine has richness and subtle complexity, and most importantly celebrates the fruit quality of the 2018 vintage.
As a bonus to the year, a barrel each of Pinot Meunier and Merlot were made and both are true expressions of their varieties.
How to order 2018 New Releases
Seafood & Chardonnay Lunch 2020
On Sunday 15 March we will celebrate the 2018 Chardonnay release with our annual seafood feast. The casual Summer lunch in our winery commences
Book early with Libby on 03 5989 2686
Space is limited to 60 guests, and the event is very popular!
$125 per person
Little crab & leek pasties
Main Ridge Estate 2017 Sparkling Chardonnay
Snapper & mussel Escabeche
Main Ridge Olive focaccia
Main Ridge Estate 2017 Chardonnay
Fruits de Mer
Rock oysters, mignonette
King prawns, Marie Rose
Grilled marinated octopus
Moreton Bay bug tail, saffron aioli
Artichoke, bean, leaf salad
Main Ridge Estate 2018 Chardonnay
Citrus & basil Panna Cotta
Sunny Ridge strawberries