Head out to NSW’s Central West and taste the region’s cool climate wine

One of the biggest pulls for visiting the Orange region is for the widely recognised food and wine culture. Home to more than 60 vineyards and 40 cellar doors, there is plenty of produce to sample on a trip out to the Central West of NSW.

With so many spots to explore on the region’s wine trail, we’ve made it a lil easier and included our top picks.

Swinging Bridge Vineyard

With one of the best views of Mount Canobolas (Ghannabulla), the vineyard and cellar door showcases the exceptional experience of high-altitude winemaking in the region. The family-owned estate is at the forefront of premium, cool-climate winemaking with a passionate winemaker, Tom Ward at the helm brand.

Choose from one of three separate wine tasting packages (standard, premium, and platinum) or enjoy a private picnic amongst the vines.

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Wines: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sparkling, Rose, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Tempinot, Shiraz.
Where: 701 The Escort Way
When: Sun-Fri | 12pm-4pm
Sat | 10am-4pm
Website: click here 

Ross Hill Wines

The fabulous modern designed Cellar Door is simply a beautiful spot to taste the winery’s exceptional wines. The Cellar Door is open seven days a week and bookings are essential.

Wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rose,
Where: 134 Wallace Lane
When: Mon-Sun | 10.30am-5pm
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Heifer Station Wines

What some might call the Instagram influencers winery of Orange, Heifer Station Wines have spots left, right, and centre perfect for a photo opportunity.

The stunning winery also has a number of picnic packages available for guests to make the most of the property as well as a petting zoo for the kids to enjoy. 

Wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Rose, Shiraz.
Where: 1034 The Escort Way
When: Mon-Sun | 11am-5pm
Website: click here 

Philip Shaw Wines

Pioneers of unconventional tradition, the team behind Philip Shaw Wines are big on hand crafted wines of elegance and varietal distinction. 

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Wines: Sparkling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz.
Where: 100 Shiralee Rd
When: Sun-Thu | 11am-4pm
Fri-Sat | 11am-5pm
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Printhie Wines

A unique tasting experience inside Printhie Wines’ Packing Shed, nestled amongst vineyards and a heritage apple orchard where you can enjoy the brand’s award-winning wines. 

Wines: Cuvee, Rose, Chardonnay, Syrah, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Meunier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sparkling, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot. 
Where: 489 Yuranigh Rd
When: Mon-Fri | 3pm-5pm
Sat-Sun | 11am-5pm
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Nashdale Lane Wines & Cellar door

Situated in the stunning highlands or Orange, the family owned and run vineyard and winery is surrounded by orchards, olive groves, sheep and cattle farms with views to the iconic peaks of Mount Canobolas as well as onsite luxury glamping accommodation.

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Wines: Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Shiraz.
Where: 125 Nashdale Lane
When: Sun-Fri | 12pm-4pm
Sat | 11am-5pm
Website: click here 

Colmar Estate

Just ten minutes from the heart of town, the family-owned vineyard is a sight for sore eyes. Book in and taste a selection of cool climate wines produced by Colmar Estate. 

Wines: Chardonnay-Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Rose Sparkling, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris.
Where: 790 Pinnacle Rd
When: Sat-Sun | 10.30am-5pm
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De Salis Wines 

Pull up a stool at the De Salis Wines Cellar Door and overlook the valley from the deck at 1050m altitude.

Wines: Rose, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon.
Where: 125 Mount Lofty Rd
When: Mon-Sun | 11am-5pm
Website: click here