Orange NSW Australia
Phone: 0404 887 849

 

Orange's winemakers have a reputation for producing distinctive wines, gaining from the district's high altitude (around 900 to 1000m) and long growing season.

Gorgeous wineries (bookings recommended):

Bloodwood: Stephen & Rhonda Doyle - the ones who started it all. Gravelly soils and a warm north easterly aspect produce fine handcrafted wines. By appointment only. Griffin Road (02 6362 5631) www.bloodwood.com.au

Ross Hill: Peter, Terri and James Robson. Hand-picked grapes and olives with environmentally friendly management. Cellar door open 7 days 10.30am - 5pm. Public holidays by appointment. 134 Wallace Lane (02 6365 3223) www.rosshillwines.com.au

Philip Shaw: Philip has been making wine in Australia for more than four decades. Cellar door open 7 days 11am - 5pm. Groups of 8 or more by appointment.100 Shiralee Rd, Orange (02 6362 0710) www.philipshaw.com.au

Orange Mountain Wines: Innovative and award-winning wines, with a yummy Ice Dessert wine. Open Wed-Sun. Cnr Forbes Road (Escort Way) and Radnedge Lane, Borenore (02 6365 2626) www.orangemountain.com.au

Brangayne: Brangayne is proud of its elegant cold climate wines from the vineyards situated in picturesque parklike settings.49 Pinnacle Road (02 6365 3229) www.brangayne.com

Canobolas-Smith: Murray & Toni Smith. Estate grown and made chardonnay, pinot noir, Alchemy (premium cabernet blend) plus botrytis and sparkling wines. Cargo Road (02 6365 6113)

Printhie Wines: Award-winning wines in a peaceful lovely location. Cellar door open Mon-Sat, closed Sundays. 489 Yuranigh Road, Molong (02 6366 8422) www.printhiewines.com.au

Borrodell Vineyard: Award-winning wines and gorgeous views! Cellar door open seven days a week, with restaurant Sister's Rock open Friday-Sunday. Lake Canobolas Rd (02 6365 3425) www.borrodell.com.au

Mayfield Vineyard: Great wines in a gorgeous setting, 10km out of Orange. Icely Rd (02 63659293) www.mayfieldvineyard.com

Ferment: A fantastic and cosy wine-tasting centre with over 100 wines. Tapas side plates/cheese & antipasto platters available - very much worth a visit! Open 7 days, 11am - 8pm. 87 Hill Street (02 6360 4833).

 Wine Tours

Orange Wine Tours - passionate about wine and friendly service, with venue pick-up and return. Ph: 02 5310 6818 /www.orangewinetours.com.au

The friendly team at Central West Getaways offers personalised service and has a 12-seater bus available for group tours. www.centralwestgetaways.com  (mobile 0413 551 212)

And for great coffee...

Byng St Local Store: Cute little cafe with great coffee, cakes, fresh bread and meals. Open 7 days a week, from 7am. 47 Byng St (corner of Byng and Clinton St - 02 6369 0768).

Hawkes General Store: Not only is there great coffee at this gorgeous shop, you can also buy beautiful unique gifts. Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm. Sat 9am-2pm. 46 Sale St (02 6362 5851) www.hawkesgeneralstore.com.au

Bills Beans: Provides great coffee and snacks. Mon-Fri 7.30am-4.30pm. Sat 8.30am-1pm. 148 Mclachlan St (02 6361 1611) www.billsbeans.com.au