We highly recommend booking a wine tasting at any Orange winery you visit so you can truly experience the breadth of a vineyard’s wines. If you’re looking for a wine tasting trip that’s truly unique, check out our selection of properties situated on or within 500m of some of our region’s world-class vineyards.
A mix of built form including heritage buildings and a slick, contemporary cellar door, Philip Shaw is high on the long list of aesthetically pleasing wineries to visit. No surprises, then, it was voted best large cellar door in Orange by Gourmet Traveller Wine in 2021. The boutique operation was founded by its namesake, revered local winemaker Philip and now his two sons are confidently trailblazing their own handcrafted wine path.
Down a pretty lane, a 10-minute drive from Orange’s centre is Nashdale Lane Wines, the evolving and award-winning venture of Sydneysiders turned tree-changers Nick and Tanya. Set in a refurbished corrugated iron shed, the cellar door is large but cosy, with velvet and leather armchairs near the open fireplace and stools beside the timber window benches offering gorgeous countryside views. Order a grazing platter to nibble on with one of Nashdale’s snappy wines. The kids will also be happy as there is lots of space to roam around in and often a dog to pat.
Charlie and Loretta Svenson left Sydney to establish their award-winning winery and cellar door atop Mount Canobolas – the first place to receive snow in winter. De Salis is known for its premium sparkling wines and stellar pinots – both made in a minimal-intervention style – and you can find their drops on pretty much every drinks menu in town for a reason. Pull up a seat at the oak wine barrel table at their rustic cellar door and let the Svensons walk you through their wine journey as the sun descends on the slopes below.
Carrying on the vineyard operation created by their parents in 1996, brothers Ed and Dave Swift are enthusiastically dedicated to excellence in cool-climate wine making. Best known for its award-winning Swift Sparkling, Printhie has just opened it’s new cellar door and restaurant. Most recently, Printhie has begun offering visitors “wine experiences”, including a luxury helicopter tour that offers not only a bird’s eye view of Printhie’s vineyards but the whole Orange district.
Mortimer is a name entwined with Australian and NSW rugby league history and this vineyard is a true labour of love for Peter Mortimer, his wife Jules, and their sons. When Pete’s sporting career ended, the family bought 45 acres north of Orange and tackled a steep learning curve before planting their first vineyard in 1995. The Schoolhouse Cellar Door is located in the old March Schoolhouse, a pretty weatherboard cottage with a veranda, which operated as a school until 1976. Taste the family’s range of wines while the kids have a go on the swings or throw a pebble or three in the dam.
Need a place to stay? Check out the Canopy Loft, which overlooks the stunning Chardonnay block.
Our vineyard selection showcases our properties located on or within 500m to some of our region’s amazing vineyards. Wake up in the peacefulness of the countryside, enjoy beautiful views, stroll down to the cellar doors, meet the vignerons and most importantly indulge in our unique cool climate wines.