Main Ridge Estate

Victoria | Mornington Peninsula

Our Review

Credit to young James Sexton and especially his parents Tim and Libby, who bought the renowned estate from luminaries Nat and Rosalie White in ’15. Fast forward to today, James has completed his wine science degree from Charles Sturt University and says vineyard management is key. That means reinvigorating the sites, eschewing herbicides and pesticides, all the while working on soil health and changes to canopy management. He’s learnt quickly. There’s always been little room for expansion, but in ’21, neighbours and friends John and Julie Trueman decided to ease into retirement. Now the Trueman Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are part of the Main Ridge Estate family. Distinctly different, as they should be. While respectful of the Main Ridge Estate heritage, the wine labels have undergone a subtle revamp. -JANE FAULKNER


Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Merlot

Cellar Door


Family service in historic winery with a sundeck, peaceful open air views, and an open fire in Winter.

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Days and Good Friday.

Bookings essential. Maximum group size is 6, including children.

Level ground access to the winery is available.


Friday to Sunday, Noon - 5pm and holidays.

Details are correct at time of writing

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Set 4-course lunch menu available on the sundeck overlooking the vines and the bush valley. Sundowner drinks,tapas and cheese boards from 3pm, private courtyard dining in Spring and Summer for larger groups


Simple sharing dishes, cheeseboards


Weekends and holidays 11–5

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information


Prince Wine Store, 5 Way Cellars


Main Ridge Estate logo
Winemaker James Sexton
Viticulturalist Linda Hodges
Region Mornington Peninsula
Address 80 William Road, Red Hill, Vic 3937
Established 1975
Dozens 1200
Vineyards (area) 2.8 ha
Opening Hours W'ends & public hols 11–5 by appt
Telephone (03) 5989 2686