Just a few short kilometres from the Sholhaven coast is Mountain Ridge Winery. With great wines to taste and expansive views where blue meets green, this winery is a must go. Situated on an elevated terrain, the winery hosts a cellar door and a restaurant.
Entrance to Mountain Ridge Winery Berry
Views from Mountain Ridge Winery
As we drive up the sloping path to the parking and cellar door, every sight that meets the eye seems inviting and untainted. The winery is on a 75 acre land boasting of grand views to Berry, Coolangatta and the mountains.
Mountain Ridge Winery
There is a selection of red and white wines and liqueurs on offer to taste. All bottles are priced in the $25-$30 range. Their macadamia liqueur is one of the most popular sellers. As soon as you take one sip, you will experience a strong nutty taste of the liqueur. The liqueur is best served chilled and can be poured over icecream. If you'd like a less nutty taste and a more fruity one, the peach and watermelon liqueur would be more favorable. A popular way of consuming it is to pour it over fruit salad.
The restaurant is called Broughton on the Ridge. It provides a beautiful outlook and view. The menu is not lavish and quite contained, however the good service, good wine, generous portions and peace and quiet make up for it.
A trip to Mountain Ridge Winery and lunch at Broughton restaurant makes a fabulous day trip with the girls. The cellar door is open 7 days from 11 am to 5 pm whereas the restaurant is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 AM to 3 PM.