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The Best Wineries in Orange to Tour This Autumn

World-class wine and sky-high views await at the best wineries in Orange. Here’s where to find them.

See Saw Wines

Born in the shadows of the extinct volcano and slopes of Mt Canobolas, Orange is Australia’s highest-altitude wine region.

Known for its laid-back vibe, locally driven food scene and spectacular vistas in every direction (including beautiful bottles of award-winning cool climate wines the region is renowned for), this thriving viticultural hub checks all the boxes of a dreamy wine country destination.

Love a sparkling? Orange wine region is the place for you, with the northern slopes creating the perfect setting for méthode traditionnelle sparklings.

With countless cellar doors to choose from, there is a winery around every corner. Lucky for you, we’ve sipped and swilled our way around some of the best of them.

To make the most of your visit, we have curated a list of the best wineries in Orange that will have you booking your weekend of wine tastings, pronto!

Heifer Station Wines

Heifer Station Wines

When hunting for the best wineries in Orange, you'd be remiss not to steer your GPS towards Heifer Station. Nestled on the volcanic slopes of Mt. Canobolas, this place is steeped in history, and new owners have given it a new lease on life.

With a down-to-earth approach and love for their land, they've crafted some serious cool climate wines here. The vineyard, perched at 900 metres above sea level, lets the fruit shine with chardonnay, pinot noir, pinot gris, merlot, and shiraz.

The charming cellar door is set in a century-old wool shed, offering an experience as authentic as their wines. If you're up for a lesson in cool climate vino and a dose of rustic charm, Heifer Station's got you covered. 

1034 The Escort Way, Orange

Orange Mountain

Orange Mountain Estate Wines

Just 9 kilometres from the heart of town, Orange Mountain is the quiet achiever you shouldn't overlook. Terry and Julie, the winemaking dream team, welcome you to their family-run winery where traditional methods meet innovation.

The wine selection is a delightful symphony of Riesling, Pinot Noir, Viognier, Shiraz, and the show-stopping Mountain Ice Viognier—a rare ice wine style.

Sip, savour, and soak in the views, and for an extra special touch, you can book a winery experience with Terry himself.

10 Radnedge Lane, Borenore

Printhie Wines

Printhie Wines Cellar Door

For a taste of the region's finest drops, look no further than Printhie Wines. Among the best wineries in Orange, they've crafted a stellar reputation with four distinct vineyard sites capturing the essence of Orange's cool climate charm.

The grapes cultivated here include popular pinot noir, robust merlot, bold shiraz, classic cabernet sauvignon, and the elegant pinot gris.

As you enjoy your wine, you'll be treated to the magnificent sight of Mt. Canobolas gracing the horizon, adding a touch of grandeur to go with your five-course degustation lunch at their cellar door.

This family-owned winery has invested years of passion and expertise into the craft, making each bottle a testament to their dedication.

208 Nancarrow Lane, Nashdale 

Borrodell Estate

Borrodell Estate

Borrodell Estate isn’t just a winery - it’s a bona fide gourmet destination. Sitting at over 1030 metres above sea level, it provides the perfect terroir to produce its renowned cool-climate drops.

The all-encompassing estate boasts a vineyard, cherry, plum and heritage apple orchard, cellar door, restaurant, on-site accommodation and trufferie.

Perch yourself at the aptly named Skybar to sip your way through a selection of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir whilst taking in the panoramic views of Orange’s wine country.

298 Lake Canobolas Road, Orange

See Saw Wine

See Saw Wine

The See Saw Wine ethos is simple - to craft exceptional, food-friendly certified organic wines using the most sustainable methods available. And they succeed on all fronts.

There are nine different varietals available at this incredible vineyard as well as three unique tasting experiences. Opt to sample See Saw's wines paired with seasonal produce, a relaxed outdoor tasting with a grazing board, or an express 45-minute tasting focusing purely on the wine.

However you choose to experience See Saw, you're in for a treat!

42 Lake Canobolas Road, Nashdale

Rowlee Wines

Rowlee Wines & Vineyard

Follow the road past Borrodell Estate and you’ll stumble across yet another of the best wineries in Orange, Rowlee Wines.

Harvested by hand and crafted in small batches, Rowlee Wines & Vineyard is the epitome of quality over quantity, producing premium single-vineyard wines and the results (and awards) speak for themselves.

Visit here for one of their various experiences, including a ‘Picnic In The Vines’, where you can spend an indulgent afternoon on the estate with your very own private picnic — gourmet produce included.

19 Lake Canobolas Road, Nashdale 

Philip Shaw Wines

Philip Shaw Wines

One of Australia’s most celebrated winemakers, Philip Shaw Wines, established his vineyard in Orange back in 1989.

Today, this family-owned and operated winery - now run by three industrious members of the Shaw clan - consists of a tasting room, restaurant and wedding venue, all centred around a restored turn-of-the-century stone barn.

Expect the wines here to have a bright and fruity flavour with intense elegance and complexity.

100 Shiralee Road, Orange 

Nashdale Wines

Nashdale Lane Wines

Nashdale Lane is a welcoming and unapologetically laidback winery, surrounded by rows upon rows of vineyards. Family-owned and run, Nashdale has ‘sit back and relax', written all over it.

The light-filled cellar door invites visitors to sample their exceptional range of cool-climate wines, all whilst taking in the idyllic surrounding views through the many oversized, sliding windows.

There’s also an onsite glamping experience, the only one of its kind in NSW. 

125 Nashdale Lane, Nashdale 

De Salis Wines

De Salis Wines

With views like these, you won’t be going anywhere fast. De Salis Wines’ awe-inspiring location is a head-turner, but that’s not all that makes this one of the best wineries in Orange.

Sitting pretty at 1050 metres above sea level, their Lofty and Forest Edge Vineyards are renowned for dry-grown Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc.

Well worth the visit, this sky-high setting offers a cellar door, relaxed winery tours and barrel tastings every day of the week.

125 Mount Lofty Road, Nashdale

Swinging Bridge Wines

Swinging Bridge Wines

Traditions run deep at this family-owned winery, and their output has consistently been turning out some of the most elegant and nuanced drops around.

With a glorious view of Mount Canobolas at 1395 metres high, Swinging Bridge Wines offers some of the truest expressions of the region's varieties both in its heritage and Avant Guard labels.

You can visit their intimate cellar door for a guided tasting or book in for the decadent 'Indulge with Swinging Bridge' gourmet experience, which includes a vineyard tour followed by a four-course meal paired with wines. Delish! 

701 The Escort Way, Orange 

Mortimers Wines

Mortimers Wines

Established by ex-Canterbury Bulldogs player turned winemaker Peter Mortimer and his wife Julie, Mortimers Wines needs to be added you’re your Orange itinerary ASAP.

Set within the lovingly restored Old March Public School, the cellar door is a convivial space where you can sample varieties matched with cheese boards using the best local produce.

Choose from their collection of Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Merlot, while you soak up the stunning vistas of the vineyard and beyond.

780-786 Burrendong Way, Orange

Patina Wines

Patina Wines

Giving meaning to the expression ‘ageing like a fine wine’, Patina Wines prides itself on creating complex yet approachable wines that are only released once they have properly matured.

Producing all your cool climate favourites, this boutique winery draws visitors for its Chardonnay, Riesling, and Cabernet varieties, but don’t discount the lasting impression the grounds have, too.

Lush gardens, sprawling vineyards, and a waterfall create a picturesque setting from which to taste.

While seated, guided tastings are available at their stunning cellar door, we’d opt for a picnic in the gardens any day of the week. Welcoming visitors to pack a spread and kick it on the green, it doesn’t get more magical than this.

109 Summerhill Lane, Orange

Loved our guide to the best wineries in Orange and looking for a stay amongst the vines? Book a night at one of the best winery accommodations in NSW for the ultimate wine weekend. If you prefer city life, our list of the best wine bars in Sydney is here for you.

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