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The Perfect Place

 

Nestled quietly amongst the hills of Main Ridge, our unique family owned Vineyard, Winery, Restaurant & Olive Grove sits atop overlooking a small green valley that invites the morning sun.

Previously an old apple orchard, 85 km south of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula, our 42 acre property was originally discovered and developed by a wine loving visionary in the 1990's.  Today this picturesque estate is set in one of Australia's premier food and wine regions offering finely crafted, award winning, cool climate wines, produced entirely from our estate grown fruit.

"Bevi e Canta"

DRINK AND SING

 

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The Founder

Mario Toniolo is our ninety-two year old founder. After growing up in a small village called Mason in Northern Italy, Mario migrated to Australia at the age of 25 in search of a new beginning for his family. After working as a concreter in Melbourne for 50 years Mario turned all his effort to his love,. “vino e cibo” (wine and food!). Mario spent years searching for the perfect parcel of land that reminded him of his childhood working on vineyards in the Veneto region.

After stumbling upon an abandoned apple orchard at the age of seventy, Mario purchased the orchard and proceeded to hand-plant the vines and olive trees that make up the properties you see today. Mario can still be found daily, working around the vineyard orchestrating his newest project. 

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