Wine of the Month

July 2015

Philip Shaw Wines - 2012 No. 17

Philip Shaw Wines was established in 1988 and the wines are sourced from the 47 ha Koomooloo Vineyard that was planted in 1989. This well tended vineyard has produced many award winning and highly recognised wines. Philip Shaw No 17 Merlot Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 the final blend is 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. No 17 has wonderful texture, rich nose and vibrant fruit character. Cellaring up to 15 years. 

Cellar Door Hours: Open 7 Days  11am - 5pm  Wine of the Month Special buy 12 bottles and receive a free bottle. Location: 100 Shiralee Rd Orange  Contact Detail: 02 6362 0710 or

June 2015

Brangayne of Orange Pinot Noir 2013 

Brangayne Vineyards lie on the north eastern slopes of the extinct volcano Mount Canobolas which is on of the coldest grape districts in Australia. Brangayne came into the Hoskins Family in the 1930s with David Hoskins managing the vineyard today. Due to the ripening period and deep rich volcanic soil position Brangayne is among the few vineyards in Australia capable of producing cold climate wines in high calibre.

Cellar Door Hours; Monday - Friday 11am - 4pm,   Saturday 11am - 5pm,    Sunday 11am - 4pm                                       

Wine of the Month Special: Buy 12 botttles and receive 10% off the total plus a free bottle

Location: 837 Pinnacle Rd Canobolas  Contact details  02 6365 3229 or

May 2015 

Orange Mountain Wines 2014 Riesling

Orange Mountain Wines were extablished over 20 years ago. The vineyard specialises in aromatic cool climate styles of white and red wines. These wines have been awarded many medals. The 2014 Orange Mountain Riesling was made from handpicked grapes grown at the highly esteemed "Galen Tor" vineyard near the winery in Borenore. The cool climate of Orange is a perfect climate for the production of this noble wine style. James Halliday awarded the wine 94 points in 2015.

Cellar Door is open from Wed - Sunday 9am - 5pm  Mention the Wine of the Month promotion for a tour of the vineyard and wine tasting.

Contact: 02 6365 2626  or 

April 2015 

Borrodell vineyard 2010 Cherry Port

Borrodell vineyard was established  in 1965 by Borrie Gartrell. The vineyard is one of the highest in Australia, ocnsisting of basalt soils with an easterly aspect. Borrodell continues to produce an array of outstanding fruit and cool climate grapes, apples, plums, cherries and black truffles. Borrodell's Cherry Port is made by wine maker Simon Gilbert. Borrodell Vineyard grape varieties include Sayvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinor Noir, Cherry Liqueur and Cherry Port. Wine of the Month special: 7 bottles for the price of 6. Directions 298 Lake Canobolas Rd just past the entrance to Lake Canobolas.

Cellar door Wines tasting 7 days per week from 11am - 5pm. or 02 6364 5447.

March 2015

Twisted River Wines 2013 Shiraz Viognier

Silver Medal NSW Wine Awards 2014 by wine maker Chris Derrez and Lucy Maddox. Gold Medal Central Ranges National Cool Climate Wine Show 2014 plus champion Wine of Show National cool climate Wine Show 2014. The wine is destined to become their falgship red. Directions to Twisted River Wines located on the Henry Parkes Way between Manildra and Parkes,14 kms west of Manildra and 40kms east of Parkes and 60kms west of Orange.

Cellar door is open Saturday/ Sunday 10am to 5pm, best to call. or 02 6364 5447. 

February 2015  

Moody's Cocky Rose' 2013

A Bronze Label wine by the wine maker Chris Derrez. A light and fruity wine neither too sweet nor too dry. Great for summer lunches, that will compliment salads, barbecues and seafood. A small vineyard that producers Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé. or phone 02 6365 9117

December 2014 

Phillip Shaw Wines - Pink Billy Saignee 2014

Phillip Shaw has five decades in the wine industry. Awarded international winemaker of the year twice fro producing cool climate wines of elegance. Pink Billy Saignee 2014 is made from the grape variety Merlot, the colour is salmon pink with a nose of delightful summer red fruits. Phillip Shaw wines are located at 100 Shiralee Rd Orange. Cellar door opening hours are Monday - Staurday 11aqm - 5pm. Special offer buy 12 bottles and pay for 10. 

Contact: or 02 6362 0710

November 2014

Printhie Wines - 2013 Mountain Range Pinot Gris 

"Printhie Wines can fairly claim to be the premier winery of the Orange reion" stated James Halliday. Printhie Wines is a 5 star rated winery from the high altitude, cool climate Orange region of NSW. Mountian range Pinot Gris is a French Alsatian 'gris' that is harvested fro ripe fruit flavours. The windery is,located at 489 Yuranigh rd Molong.

Cellar door speical is 15% off. Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm or 6366 8422

October 2014

Dindima Wines - 2012 Dindima Rose

Dindima Wines is a 15 acre vineyard owned by the Bell family since 2002. the vineyard produces award winning wines and grows the grape varieties Semillon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Muscat. The 2012 Rose received 4.5 stars from the Australia's leading wine magazine. Winestate Magazine. The vineyard is netled below Mt Canobolas, located 10 kms on the Cargo Rd at Nashdale. Special offer discounted to $13 per bottle.

Cellar door open Friday 12noon - 5pm Weekdays 10am - 5pm. or  6365 3388                                                             

September 2014

Borrodell Vineyard Sparkling Wine 2010                             

Borrodell Vineyard - 2010 Sparkling Wine is made from Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay Grapes. The Sparlling Wine is crisp, clear flavours of strawberries and perfumed fruit. The vineyard was established during the 1960s and is located on the slopes of Mt Canobolas. The owner Borry Gartrell developed the orchard into an impressive destination vineyard that offers a restaurant, conference centre, accommodation and cellar door. The Vineyard produces a range of cold climate wines plus a abulous ider and cherry liqueur. Sparkling wine is a beautiful aperitif with a variety of foods.

Open 7 days from 11am -5pm or 02 6365 3425

August 2014  

Gardeners Ground - 2014 Shiraz                                                                                                           

Gardeners Ground have 8 hectares of Shiraz and 6 hectares of Chardonnay grapes which were planted in 2001. The Gardeners Ground vineyard is part of the Rivers Road Organic Farms situated 8 kms south of Canowindra overlooking the Belubula River. The 2014 NAP Shiraz is deep in colour with virbrant purple hues and a lovely structure that provides persistence of flavour. The Shiraz compliments red meat dishes, sizzling steak and roast lamb. or (02) 6344 3135

July 2014

Hedberg Hill - 2013 Sauvignon Blanc                                                                                                          

Hedberg Hill 2013 Sauvignon Blanc won the Bronze Medal at the 2013 National Cool Climate Wine Show. Hedberg Hill is a 5.6 hectare vineyard outside Orange on the Forbes Road in the central tablelands of NSW.  2013 Sauvignon Blanc is a full flavoured and elegant wine showing gooseberry and passion fruit aromas with well balanced acidity. Hedberg Hill is just 3 ks from the edge of Orange, the cellar door is open on Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 5pm. or (02) 6365 3229

June 2014

Brangayne of Orange - 2011 Tristan                                                                                                            Brangayne of Orange - 2011 Tristan   Tristan is a blend of cabernet, sauvignon, shiraz and merlot which is a full bodied, easy drinking style that exhibits cool climate characteristics of each variety. Definitely one to enjoy over dinner with friends.

Special offer if you mention Wine of the Month for June, to purchase Tristan only $25 a bottle. or (02) 6365 3229

May 2014

Orange Mountain Wines - Mountain Ice Viognier                                                                                           Mountain Ice is made from Viognier grapes that were harvested in April 2012. The wine exhibits rich passionfruit, pineapple and citrus aromas that compliment the concentrated palate of strone fruit with a long spicy aftertaste. The Mountain Ice dessert wines have won 2 International Medals and serveral Gold, silver and Bronze medals.

April 2014

Toms Waterhole Red non Vintage 

 A full bodied red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot that can also be drunk chilled on a warm summer's day. Toms Waterhole is a small boutique owned and operated winery in Canowindra. Established in 1998 and makes a good range of dry table wines made by Graham Kerr. Available at the cellar door and Cabonne Balloon Glow. or 6344 1819  Special 13 to the dozen when you mention 'Wine of the Month'

March 2014

Twisted River - Viognier 2011

Twisted River Wines is a boutique vineyard located on the Henry Parkes Way, 14 kms west of Manildra between Orange and Parkes. The 2011 Viogneir displays distinctive Viognier characteristics of spring fruit with a floral bouquet.

February 2014

Moody's Cocky Rose' 2013

A Bronze Label wine by the wine maker Chris Derrez. A light and fruity wine neither too sweet nor too dry. Great for summer lunches, that will compliment salads, barbecues and seafood. A small vineyard that producers Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé. or phone 02 6365 9117

January 2014

Gardeners Ground Chardonnay 2013

A classic Chardonnay that exhibits our fruit’s wonderfully distinctive characteristics. The pale straw colour is coupled with youthful green tinges, an aroma of white peach and hints of citrus blossom. The palates peaches and cream flavours finish with a pleasing freshness.
Gardners Ground vineyard are located at 444 Rivers Road within the Organic Farms in Canowindra.
Available online or 6344 3135
December 2013
Rosnay Organic 2013 Freedom White 

Straw coloured, clean floral nose, light chardonnay stone fruit palate balanced with flinty Semillon acidity. 100% malolactic fermentation has softened the acids to give a creamy roundness without being oaked and flabby. A delicious white, and even better; it's made with NO added sulfites and certified organic.

Available online at or phone 6344 3215

November 2013
Twisted River 2012 Cabernet Merlot
This Cabernet Merlot exhibits dense bramble fruit and cassis characteristics with underlying leaf and berry notes from the Merlot. Delicious when partnered with grilled read meat, saucy pastas, strong cheese, and fish (yes fish!); a meaty steak look-a-like such as grilled spiced tuna or salmon works well.
Available online at or phone 6364 5447.


October 2013
Philip Shaw Edinburgh, NV

The combination of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir creates an even balance, with great length and structure on the palate. The wine shows abundant development and great traditional sparkling wine flavours.

Available online at or phone 6365 2334.


September 2013
Monument Vineyard 2012 Shiraz
Medium bodied with raspberries and black pepper on the nose, the palate is fresh with laurel and red fruit. A wine for enjoying with roast lamb and all the trimmings - it blossoms when paired with food.
Available online at or phone 0402 414 503.
August 2013
Belgravia 2012 Gewurtzraminer
The wine has an explosion of delicious smells, including lychee, ginger, hints of apricot and a sprinkle of almonds that complement a fresh palate with flavours of orange peel and rich lime zest, a shaft of crisp acidity and a deceptively long, spicy finish. Perfect with spicy dishes and Asian cuisine.
Available online at or phone 02 6360 0495.
July 2013
Zinga Family Wines 2011 Sauvignon Blanc
A light fruity wine which exhibits a subtle vanilla aroma with a crisp acid palate. Enjoy chilled with fish, light chicken dishes or seafood.
Available online at or phone 0407 417 741.


June 2013
Antonio's 2013 Pinot Gris
Antonio's Pinot Gris is a wonderful example of the variety - crisp and dry. Moreish palate displays of delicate citrus layered with white peach and cream produce a lovely length of flavour. Generous in nature and well balanced. The perfect accompaniment for food and fun.
Available online at (use the code CABONNE during June for 15% off) or contact Antonio on 0403 026 108.
May 2013
Dindima 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot
A medium bodied, cool climate red wine exhibiting intense black fruit character and soft, supple tannins. Serve at room temperature with beef an mushroom pie or vegetarian lasagne. Try it with crackers and a hard cheese or put it away for a few years and reap the rewards! 
Available online at or at Ashcroft's IGA , Orange.
April 2013
Orange Highland 2013 Pinot Gris
A new release from one of Cabonne's most picturesque wineries. A delicate, cool climate Pinot Gris shwoing grapefruit and pear characters. Excellent with seafood and white meat dishes such as turkey and chicken. Read to drink now.
Available at the Cellar Door: 131 Nashdale Lane, Nashdale NSW 2800. For more information phone Ross on 02 6365 3002 or visit
March 2013
Windowrie Family Reserve Pinot Gris 2012
Made by Windowrie Wines and recently listed as one of the top 2 Pinots in Australia, this is a classic of our region. Well balanced and subtle with a long, clean finish, try it with seafood, white fish or enjoy on a sunny afternoon.
Available online at Also available at Ashcroft's IGA, D'Aquinos, Spar Supermarket, 1870 Restaurant & Parkes Cellars.
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