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Our cellar door, The General Wine Bar & Kitchen, is a collaborative venture between Mr. Riggs Wine Co. and Zonte’s Footstep and is the new generation of general store. Opened in December 2016 it was originally built around 1910, the building operated as the McLaren Flat Post office after opening in 1911. Changing shape and form over the years, it eventually became a general store, the hub for McLaren Flat locals.


We encourage visitors to treat The General as their home away from home, using it for meetings, lunches, afternoon coffee or wine and everything in between. As well as offering a broad range of wine varieties to suit all tastes, we offer plenty of museum wines available by the glass and food & wine flights that are sure to excite. The dynamic team offer the ultimate in wine & food experience. The first of its kind in McLaren Flat.

Cellar Door

The General is open five days a week for wine tastings, Wednesday-Sunday from 10am-5pm.


We offer three structured wine flights, created by our winemakers and chefs as a unique food and wine experience for all the senses. Each flight is $25 paired with morsels of food from the kitchen, or $10 for wine only. Like any memorable moment, it’s always better when shared.


  1. Mr. Riggs Wine Flight
    • Six unique Mr. Riggs wines you may not have tasted before.
  2. Zonte’s Footstep Wine Flight
    • Six of Zonte’s Footsteps’ most popular wines.
  3. Winter Wine Flight
    • Six wines from both Mr. Riggs and Zonte’s Footstep that are sure to warm you up on a chilly day.


The restaurant is open for lunch from 12pm-3pm, Wednesday-Sunday and dinner 6pm-late, Friday.


Head Chef Ben Sommariva and Marc Howard take helm of the kitchen. Their creative two-course daily menu features house made products, and dishes like Beef Tartare, Smoked Mulloway Clam Chowder, Chargrilled Dry Aged Rump with French Mustard, Anchovy & Elk Salad and Morcilla with Pepper, Broccolini & Herb Sauce.


While there is only one food offering of the day, The General accommodates all dietary requirements. Please inform staff when making a booking.


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To contact The General please call 08 8383 0667 or email