About Avon Ridge
Avon Ridge is an established boutique vineyard set between the picturesque country towns of Stratford and Maffra overlooking the Avon River Valley in Eastern Gippsland. Over 28 year old vines, our hand crafted award winning wines are the product of our cool local climate, which produces fruit deep with varietal flavour and elegance. Guests are welcome year round to explore our intimate vineyard, enjoy our restaurant and sample our highly drinkable wines and ciders.
Our restaurant and dining experience
It all began with a hayshed. When we made the decision to serve our wines rather than simply sell them, we chose the perfect location atop a slight hill. It overlooked the iconic Gippsland landscape of grapevines and the Avon River Valley’s rolling pastures. The only problem was, that spot was already claimed by a hayshed. So began the task of converting it into a welcoming, relaxed destination. Ever since couples have come to create their dream wedding, achievements and milestones have been celebrated and families and friends have gathered to spend time together here at Avon Ridge.
Our menu, celebrating the diversity and quality of Gippsland produce and complementing our award-winning range of wines and ciders, is one reason to visit. Our laid-back atmosphere, with plenty of space and activities for the kids, is another. We source all meat, eggs and vegetables used in our kitchen locally and produce a dining experience that is not to be missed.
Do you have a garden that is yielding more fruit, herbs or vegetables than you can manage? Bring your produce to us here at Avon Ridge Vineyard and exchange it for something delicious that you don’t have time to create yourself.
Choose from our wall of delights, with items like Texas barbecue sauce, tomato relish, Indian cucumber chutney, nectarine jam and apple and watermelon jam. Or wait for a sample of the goods created by our chef Troy Anderson using your produce. Don’t let your wonderful home-grown produce go to waste. Share it with us so we can turn it into something special to share with you.
Phone ahead on (03) 5141 1146 or call in during our opening hours to make the swap – we look forward to seeing you!
History of our wines
In 2008, the Gray family, who shared a passion consumption of wine, yet no previous knowledge of winemaking nor viticulture, made a life changing decision, to breathe life back into the old run down Vineyard. With the help and knowledge of our winemaker Mal Stuart and Brad Mason, Avon Ridge has started to reproduce award winning wines it once made. Today we grow all the grapes used in the production of our wines here at Avon Ridge Vineyard, and specialise in Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
Where to find our wine
Our wine is served at a variety of venues across Gippsland. If you can't get to the vineyard you can enjoy our wines at the following locations.
Maffra, Tinamba, Newry, Stratford, Dargo
Wa De Lock Cellar Door - Stratford
Coffee House 138
Ritchies Supermarket - Maffra
Maffra Community Sports Club
Yarragon Ale House
Gippsland Food & Wine
Bairnsdale. Paynesville, Lakes Entrance, Lake Tyers
Ritchies Supermarket - Bairnsdale
Mitchell River Tavern Inn
Bairnsdale Sporting Convention Centre
Paynesville Cruiser Club
The Central Hotel
Bellevue on the Lakes
Ritchies Supermarket - Paynesville
The Waterwheel Beach Tavern