Red Hill & Main Ridge
You'll be surprised at how this compact micro region sustains such sumptuous vineyards, restaurants, food stores, artisan producers and orchards.
Criss-cross the hillsides laced with vines and olive groves to meet local food producers and experience farm-to-table dining. Tuck into a cheese platter at Red Hill Cheeses, enjoy a cheeky drop at Red Hill Brewery and sample the intriguing wine bread at Red Hill Bakery. Meet the goats that make the milk that makes the cheese at Main Ridge Dairy.
Hop from one cellar door to the next and compare pinot noir, pinot gris and chardonnay. Take the shuttle service or sign up for a personalised wine tour instead of driving.
Dine on exquisite cuisine made from fresh local produce and indulge in sublime degustation menus. Treat yourself to dinner at La Petanque, Port Phillip Estate and The Long Table, or aim even higher and sample the fine cuisine at Ten Minutes by Tractor and Montalto, both hatted by The Age Good Food Guide.
Pick a winner
Fill a bucket with strawberries at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, or pluck cherries at roadside farms. Take home treats from MP Gourmet members in the Red Hill village centre.
Select a handmade memento of your stay in this creative core from the pioneering Red Hill Community Market (monthly) or from a small gallery or workshop offering coloured glass art, sculpture and paintings.