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Main Ridge Wine District

Main Ridge is a rural service centre located south of and inland from Rosebud. The district is formed from the western ridge of Arthurs Seat and the southern hinterland areas inland from the coast. A market also operates on the third Saturday of every month which showcases the local food and wine. The southern part of the locality, alongside Main Creek, is Greens Bush, which is part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park and offers wonderful bushwalking and camping, and has a large diversity of wildlife. The rolling hills are dotted with vineyards and olive groves. Enjoy a cheese platter and other diary prodcuts at Red Hill Cheeses, boutique beers at Red Hill Brewery and lovely fresh-baked bread at Red Hill Bakery. Dine at one of the many winery restaurants in the area such as Vines of Red Hill, Max's at Red Hill Estate, 10 Minutes by Tractor and at the Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove. Local attractions and events include: # Stonier Wines # Lindenderry at Red Hill # Harvest to Table Festival and the Red Hill Long Lunch held in March # Winter Wine Weekend held in June # Scarecrow Festival held in October # Pinot Week in October # Red Hill Community Market held on the first Saturday of each month (from September to May).

The Mornington Penisula Wine Region includes thirteen districts : Boneo ; Arthurs Seat ; Dromana ; Red Hill ; Shoreham ; Merricks ; Foxeys ; Balnarring ; Tuerong ; Main Ridge ; Moorooduc ; Mt Eliza ; Stanleys.

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Maritime Estate, VIC  Tucks Road, Main Ridge, VIC 3928
This modest cellar door is a bit off the beaten track, but well worth the visit. The driveway hides among the tall trees and descends to a leafy little clearing that smells fragrantly of pine and eucalypt. The secluded vineyard that stretches before the cellar door down to Stoney Creek, is a source of excellent Chardonnay and Pinot Noir made in the best Peninsula style. The Maritime Estate, establ...

Poplar Bend, VIC  465 Main Creek Road, Main Ridge VIC
Poplar Bend Winery resides in a classic woodland glade, surrounded by century-old trees, on Main Creek Road, Main Ridge. The vineyard was established in 1987 by celebrity journalist and wine critic, Keith Dunstan. For 30 years Keith terrorised vignerons through his assessment of their wines within the pages of the Melbourne Sun Herald. The winery is one of the smallest producers on the Mornington ...

Sunny Ridge, VIC  Cnr Flinders Road and Shands Rd, MAIN RIDGE VIC 3928
Berries and fruits of all kinds are available at Sunny Ridge and you can pick your own strawberries if you want. The centrepiece is a large shop that sells a wide variety of delicious fruit, jams, chutneys and special ice-creams. There`s wine too, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir, and a fascinating range of fruit wines and liqueurs. Strawberries are the main ingredient in these fragrant drops, which ra...

T`Gallant, VIC  1385 Mornington Flinders Road, Main Ridge, Vic 3937
T`Gallant is the funkiest winery on the Peninsula. The cellar door always offers something new and unusual, the wines are always different but beautifully made, the labels are quite crazy and the restaurant La Baracca always seems to have something exciting going on. This is an innovative and often brilliant place and you must try their Tribute Pinot Gris - the 2000 vintage pays homage to French w...