Since the 1970s, wineries have been established around Red Hill to take advantage of the microclimates that suits cool climate grapes, and especially pinot noir. Strawberries, cherries and apples are also grown and available seasonally at the farm door. Red Hill is now famed for its award winning vineyards, restaurants, markets and spas.
Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm
For generations, our Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm has been one of the Mornington Peninsula’s most iconic and loved attractions.
Set amongst scenic bushland and rolling hills on Victoria’s Hinterland property in Main Ridge, we invite you to explore the harvest fields and pick your own strawberries or simply enjoy a delicious dessert in our newly refurbished café.
Sunny Ridge is open 9am-5pm, 7 days per week and we offer the following experiences:
- U-Pick Strawberries: fun for all the family picking your own berries in our open strawberry fields
- Retail Store: spoil yourself (and friends and family!) on all your favourites including fresh and frozen berries, freeze dried strawberries, jam, local produce, chocolates, honey, oils, giftware and more
- Ice-cream Cart: indulge in our delicious and oh so popular house made ice-creams
- Café: recharge with a choice of sweets and hot and cold beverages from our menu
Main Ridge Estate
Main Ridge Estate’s enviable reputation has been built on a 45 year heritage of producing benchmark Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, only from estate grown fruit, carefully crafted to express the season and the site.
Drawing on their background in hospitality, they personally look after their cellar door visitors. Main Ridge's objective is to show you their wines in the best possible way – in a relaxing and beautiful setting, with good value casual dining, and warm personal service.
Joie de Vivre backs on the Main Ridge Estate
Red Hill Market
Red Hill is the 'grand dame' of Victoria's craft markets. Located in one of the State's most picturesque settings, Red Hill Community Market started in 1975 as a community based event where 28 local producers and crafts people came to sell and barter their goods and excess produce.
While the bartering is a thing of the past, the atmosphere, colour and excitement of those early years is still very much alive. Soak in the exceptional atmosphere and regenerate your senses at one of our delightful markets. There is something for everyone from old world to modern contemporary, a labyrinth of unique treasures worth discovering.
There is little doubt that on the first Saturday of the month (sept to May) between 8am and 1pm, the Red Hill Community Market is the place to be, Set the alarm clock nice and early if you want to avoid the crowds. An early arrival will also ensure you miss the long queue's that form at the stalls selling tiny pancakes and other tasty breakfast treats.
Run free in the Enchanted Adventure Garden
Adults and kids alike love the Enchanted Adventure Garden. There is so much to see and explore you might have a hard time tearing everyone away. Set in five acres of native bushland with giant tree sculptures, there are tree surfing, intriguing puzzles, absorbing 3D mazes, tube sliding and more.
Must check out: Tree Surfing
Best time to go: Anytime, they're open daily 10am - 6pm..
How long will you need: At least half a day