Orange

Choosing the best cellar door in Orange is an impossible task, given the plethora of top notch spots. The wonderful blue-stone barn at Philip Shaw Wines with its modern addition and wonderful gardens, the picturesque views from the sweeping deck at De Salis or Tom Ward’s finely focused Swinging Bridge Wines are all worthy contenders.

Ross Hill Wines

Star Cellar Door

(02) 6365 3223
rosshillwines.com.au

A quiet achiever on the Orange scene, Ross Hill Wines keeps adding polish to their vinous act. The original Griffin Road vineyard dates back to 1994 but it wasn’t until 2008 that the Wallace Lane property was planted with vines – it was originally a cherry orchard. 2014 GT WINE Winemaker of the Year finalists Phil and Rochelle Kerney, departed recently after 10 years of highly professional winemaking. James Robson (son of founders, Terri and Peter) and his wife Chrissy now run the show with their cellar door as smart as the Ross Hill wines.

There’s a three tier tasting system with a traditional offering of the Ross Hill range, the 1994 Wine Club members upgrade complete with tasty titbits and regular Saturday lunches with paired wines in the Barrel & Larder School of Wine and Food. You may even see the legendary Michael Manners behind the stoves. PETER BOURNE

OUTSTANDING WINE: 2015 Ross Hill’s The Griffin, A$95

Philip Shaw Wines
BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR

(02) 6362 0710
philipshaw.com.au

Rowlee Wines
BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR

(02) 6365 3047
rowleewines.com.au

Sister’s Rock at Borrodell
CELLAR DOOR WITH BEST FOOD

(02) 6365 3425
borrodell.com.au

De Salis Wines
BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE

0403 210 703
desaliswines.com.au

Nashdale Lane Wines
Best Additional Experience (glamping)

0458 127 333
nashdalelane.com

The Oriana
our favourite place to stay

(02) 6362 3066
orianaorange.com

De Russie Boutique Hotel
our favourite place to stay

(02) 6360 0973
derussiehotels.com.au

Forest Edge Vineyard
our favourite place to stay

0403 210 703
forestedge.estate