Main Ridge Estate

Victoria | Mornington Peninsula

Our Review

Quietly spoken and charming, Nat and Rosalie White founded the first commercial winery on the Mornington Peninsula. It has an immaculately maintained vineyard and equally meticulously run winery. In Dec ‘15, ownership of Main Ridge Estate passed to the Sexton family, following the retirement of Nat and Rosalie after 40 years. Tim and Libby Sexton have an extensive background in large-scale hospitality, first in the UK, then with Zinc at Federation Square, Melbourne and at the MCG. Son James Sexton is now head winemaker and is nearing completion of his wine science degree studies at CSU. Nat continues as a consultant. -JAMES HALLIDAY


The Mornington Peninsulas first commercial winery, established in 1975, sits in a quiet and picturesque valley at 230 metres above sea level on Arthurs Seat. The small 3 hectare cool climate vineyard of 40 year old vines is situated on North facing slopes of rich volcanic soil.

Wines are made only from estate grown fruit.

The Sexton family live and work onsite, ownership having passed in 2015 from local winemaking pioneers Nat and Rosalie White. Nat continues as a mentor to winemaker James Sexton.


Pinot noir, chardonnay

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.

Maximum group size is 12, and groups of 8 or more must be pre-booked with Libby on 03 5989 2686.

Level ground access to the winery is available.


Friday to Sunday, Noon - 5pm and holidays.

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details



Light lunches and snacks are available every weekend, and every day from 27th December through January.

Cheeseboards are available every day.


Simple sharing dishes, cheeseboards


Friday to Sunday, Noon - 5pm

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
Established 1975
Dozens 1200
Vineyards (area) 2.8 ha
Viticulturist Linda Hodges
Opening Hours W'ends & public hols 11–5
Address 80 William Road, Red Hill, Vic 3937
Telephone (03) 5989 2686