Main Ridge Estate was granted a vignerons license in June 1981 – the very first commercial winery on the Mornington Peninsula. The idyllic estate is located in a picturesque valley, 800 metres down a gravel road off Arthurs Seat Road, in Red Hill. The original winery and cellar door building overlooks 40 year old vines and mature gardens from a sun deck.
We are open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.
- Weekdays: Noon to 4pm
- Weekends and Public holidays: 11am to 5pm
Wine and food are served by the Sexton family. There is a wine tasting fee of $5, which is waived for each person who purchases bottled wine.
For those who require direct level ground access, please drive past the cellar door building and park at the top of the driveway, and enter the building via the wide winery door.
Food at Main Ridge Estate
Guests can enjoy a glass of wine and a Red Hill Cheese board every day on the sundeck or by the fire in the cellar door on winter weekends. Main Ridge Estate is located directly opposite Red Hill Cheese, which is in easy walking distance.
Our light lunch menu is available from Noon to 3pm on weekends and public holidays from Melbourne Cup weekend to ANZAC Day each year. Book for lunch by calling Libby on 03 5989 2686.
There are also regular 3 course Sunday family lunches, formal wine release dinners and intimate concerts held in the winery. Watch our website www.mre.com.au for news of upcoming events.
The maximum tasting group size we can accommodate is 12 people. Please note we are located on a narrow unpaved road and there is no access or parking available for buses.
Tastings for groups of 8 people or more must be prebooked by calling Libby on 03 5989 2686. The tasting fee for groups 8 and over is $15 per guest, which includes Main Ridge Estate wine and Red Hill Cheese tastings, and a winery or vineyard tour hosted by a Sexton family member. $5 per person will be refunded to each guest who purchases bottled wine.
Pest and Disease Control
Phylloxera is an insect pest that can be found in some Victorian wine regions, but has not been found yet in the Mornington Peninsula. It feeds on the root systems of vines and can eventually cause them to die.
Phylloxera can be spread on your clothing, footwear or vehicles.
To ensure Phylloxera is not spread into our region, please:
- DO NOT ENTER THE VINEYARDS OR GARDEN AREAS
- WALK ONLY ON GRAVELLED AREAS
WHERE TO FIND OUR WINE
Main Ridge Estate has a small level of annual production, and most of our wine is purchased direct by customers at the cellar door, by calling Libby on 03 5989 2686, or via our online shop.
You can also find our wine at the following leading restaurants and winestores:
VICTORIA – Amaru, Attica, Brea, Centonove, Ezard, France Soir, Grossi, Jackalope, Lee Ho Fook, Polperro, Rockpool, Ten Minutes By Tractor, The Grand Richmond, Cook and Norman, Flinders
NEW SOUTH WALES – Boat House on Blackwattel Bay, Quay, Oscillate Wildly, Sixpenny, Merivale Restaurants
VICTORIA – Armadale Cellars, Blackhearts and Sparrows, Cellar and Pantry, Fine Wine Merchants Mt Eliza
NEW SOUTH WALES – Five Way Cellars