Wynnton Ridge Vineyard
Wynnton Ridge Vineyard
Established in 1994 by David and Marilyn Jones, Wynnton Ridge Vineyard is a family-owned winery that’s situated on the six-hectare grounds of an old dairy farm, which served the Red Hill/Shoreham region more than a century ago. The rustic cellar door and tasting room was converted from the original four-cow milking shed, while the small vineyard preserves the local charm and family-friendly atmosphere of the original farmstead.
Located on the gentle undulations of Red Hill/Shoreham, the non-irrigated vines produce award-winning wines that are infused with the richness of the local soil and the character of the coastal climate. Visitors are welcome to wander the vineyard at their leisure.
Specialising in chardonnay, pinot gris and pinot noir, Wynnton Ridge Vineyard upholds a reputation for cool-climate wine of the highest quality. It has received several gold, silver and bronze medals since 2012, when it was awarded the ‘Best Mornington Peninsula White Wine’ trophy.
Head to Wynnton Ridge Vineyard on long weekends for the perfect wine-tasting experience and discover this secret part of the Red Hill/Shoreham region, with its wonderful views and historic setting.
⇐ 2018 Pinot Gris
This 2018 wine is mostly in the Alsatian mode of ripe and rich, with a lifted nose and palate of pears. It does also show an Italian nuttiness, which gives the wine a very moreish quality. The palate is soft and mouth-filling, and the nutty savoury character continues all the way to the finish.
⇐ 2017 Pinot Gris
Reminiscent of ripe and rich Alsatian wine, this pinot gris has a lifted nose of apple blossom and crisp pears. The mouth-filling palate is soft, with luscious notes of pear and apple, as well as a slight hint of honey mead.
⇐ 2016 Chardonnay
In terms of warmth and yield, 2016 was a generous year. This chardonnay is characteristic of this fruitful vintage and has notes of lemon and grapefruit, which are augmented by ripe fig and melon flavours. Having undergone wild fermentation in the barrel, this wine has a lovely creamy texture.
⇐ 2017 Pinot Noir
This wine has a very fragrant nose, typical of this cool vintage. Alongside the floral notes are red berries, cherries and charcuterie. The palate is fresh and lively with plenty of natural acidity along with a tiny sappy twist on the finish. It has lovely weight and is already beautiful and soft.