Swinging Bridge opens new cellar door in Orange

Heralded by winning two trophies at the 2017 Orange Wine Show

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Swinging Bridge Estate at Sunset

Swinging Bridge Estate at Sunset [©Swinging Bridge Estate]

Swinging Bridge Cellar Door
Outdoor Dining at Swinging Bridge Estate


Swinging Bridge has heralded the opening of their new Cellar Door in Orange by winning two trophies at the 2017 Orange Wine Show

Situated in the shadow of Mount Canobolas, the new cellar door opened for the annual 2017 Orange Wine Festival with intimate, educational tasting experiences.

The 2015 Swinging Bridge ‘Mrs Payten’ Chardonnay was awarded the Trophy for the Best Chardonnay (2015 or older) while the 2016 Swinging Bridge M.A.W. Pinot Noir was awarded the Trophy for the Best Pinot Noir.

“The two trophies are a fantastic reward for the work we have put in over the past few years, and a great way to open the cellar door,” said winemaker and owner, Tom Ward.

“The new cellar door provides the perfect venue for visitors seeking out new wine tasting experiences and a chance to enjoy some of the award winning wines from the Show.”

Swinging Bridge’s new cellar door and vineyard is located seven kilometres from the centre of Orange on The Escort Way. The vineyard was planted in 1998 by viticultural expert Peter Hedberg.

“It is one of the best vineyards in the region,” continued Tom. “We have been utilising the fruit from this vineyard for a number of years and when we decided to move our operations to Orange, this was the perfect choice.”

The move to Orange will allow Swinging Bridge to continue to focus on producing the region’s best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. “This is real the focus for us. We are looking for the best sites to source or grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and to win trophies for these varieties renews our confidence that we are on the right track.

“We have a number of experimental wines that we make in order to push our winemaking paradigms. Some of these wines don’t see the light of day, but all of them increase our winemaking expertise and subsequently increase the quality of all the wines in the portfolio.”

The new cellar door is open Thursday to Monday from 11.00am to 5.00pm and Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment. The cellar door can be contacted on 0487 002 938 or cellardoor@swingingbridge.com.au


2016 Swinging Bridge MAW Pinot Noir (870m, Balmoral Vineyard)

  • Trophy for Best Pinot Noir of the Show, Orange Wine Show 2017

  • Gold medal, Class 9, Orange Wine Show 2017


2015 Swinging Bridge Mrs Payten Chardonnay (870m, Balmoral Vineyard) Wine Club allocation only

  • Trophy for Best Chardonnay (2015 or older), Orange Wine Show 2017

  • Gold medal, Class 04B, Orange Wine Show 2017



  • Orange (NSW)

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