Mountain Ridge Wines, Berry
Mountain Ridge Wines is a 75 acre working farm perched up on a ridge of Coolangatta Mountain near Berry in South Coast, NSW, which also produces beef, macadamia nuts, limes, free range eggs, lucerne and pasture hay.
The vineyard was planted in 2007 by Barry and Monique Starkey and their five sons (yes, 5!), with the grapes handpicked, and the wines produced and bottled on the property using traditional winemaking practices. In 2009 they also became the Shoalhaven’s first commercial boutique beer and ale brewery: Bolong Black – chocolate porter and Broughton Pale Ale. This is in addition to their range of liqueurs, made to a special recipe they were given when they purchased the property.