New Opening Hours as of Jan 2019.
Thursday - Sunday 9am-5pm Monday - Wednesday - Closed.
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 30 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.
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 & cider
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.
Richies IGA - Sale
Traralgom, Rosedale, Morwell
Three Little Birds
Bairnsdale. Paynesville, Lakes Entrance, Lake Tyers
Ritchies Supermarket - Bairnsdale