Although Cowra is an important grape-growing region, it has few wineries and cellar doors. Cowra, like the Hilltops and Tumbarumba, lacks the inertia of nearby Orange, Canberra or Mudgee.

Rosnay Organic Farm & Vineyard

Star Cellar Door

(02) 6344 3215

The Statham family has an astonishing commitment to organics and biodynamics. Rosnay is part of the Rivers Road Organic Farms, a unique cooperative farming concept. Sheep graze in the Rosnay vineyards and fertilise the olive grove which produces table olives, tapenade and extra virgin olive oil. Fresh and dried figs add another spoke to this holistic wheel as does the Rosnay farmstay option.

Second generation, Sam Statham now makes the Rosnay wines on-site in his ever evolving straw-bale winery. He has a natural feel and instinctive eye for quality. Artistic labels painted by Sam’s mother, brother and children adorn the Rosnay bottles with the rustic cellar door expanding organically with an integrated art gallery. PETER BOURNE

OUTSTANDING WINE: 2018 Rosnay Sparkling Rosé, A$25

Windowrie Estate
Best Large Cellar Door

(02) 6344 3598

Wallington Wines
Best Small Cellar Door

(02) 6344 7153