The first licensed winery on the Mornington Peninsula began in 1975 when local wine making pioneers Nat and Rosalie White saw the potential of the site that would become Main Ridge Estate.
Today, 40 year-old deep rooted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines provide exceptional 100% estate grown fruit. The wine is carefully made to express the terroir of this iconic site.
Visitors enjoy fine wine, simple casual lunches and views of the quiet bush valley, gardens and vineyard from the sundeck, or can sit by the fire in the original working winery.
We look forward to sharing with you the good life we enjoy in our idyllic vineyard!
Main Ridge Estate is an ideal site for producing high quality cool climate wines. Located at an altitude of 230 metres, the small 7 acre vineyard was planted progressively from 1975 and is one of the oldest and highest on the Mornington Peninsula.
The rich volcanic soil and mature vines ensure no irrigation is required. The north-east facing vineyards slope gently, sheltered by stands of mature trees.
The 5,000 vines are approximately 50% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay with a small number of Pinot Meunier and Merlot vines. Wine has always been made exclusively from Estate grown fruit.