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Bathurst Road, Emu Swamp and Lucknow Wine District

The Emu Swamp Wine District includes vineyards and cellar doors along the Bathurst Road and the areas surrounding Emu Swamp and the historic gold mining town of Lucknow. Gold was discovered at Lucknow shortly after the Ophir gold discovery that triggered a major gold rush to the area. Gold mining continued at Lucknow on for over 100 years and you can visit the old remains of the mine and the workings. Enjoy a Walking Tour around the town and see the fascinating array of historic buildings. T here are many wineries along the Bathurst Road and along Icely Road and Stagecoach Roads near Emu Swamp and Lucknow.

The renowned Orange Wine Region is home to more than 35 vineyards in ten districts: Orange City ; Burrendong Way ; Borenore ; Cudal ; Cargo Road ; Pinnacle Road ; Emu Swamp ; Millthorpe ; Blayney ; Lyndhurst .

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Wineries

Angullong Wines, NSW  Four Mile Creek Rd, Orange NSW 2800
The Angullong vineyards are located on the lower slopes of the Orange Region, overlooking the beautiful Belubula River. The cool evenings and warm days during summer months combined with fertile volcanic soils produce fruit with ripeness and flavour. The Italian varieties of Pinot Gris, Barbera and Sangiovese are ideally suited to the terroir of the area. The name Angullong comes from the Aborigin...

Mayfield Vineyard, NSW  954 Icely Road, Orange NSW
Mayfield Vineyard is one of the highest and coolest vineyards in Australia near Orange in New South Wales, Australia. The 100 hectare estate surrounds the historic homestead on the Icely Road leading to where gold was first discovered in Australia in 1851. The original school house on the estate now serves as a Cellar Door and restaurant specialising in local produce. The cool climate and low vigo...

Moody`s Wine, NSW  Stagecoach Road, Emu Swamp, Orange NSW
Moody`s `Fontenay` vineyard is probably the smallest commercial vineyard in the Orange region, located on a sunny NW slope in Emu Swamp, near Mayfield. Production until now has been concentrated on Shiraz, and vintages have been sold since 2003. Sauvignon Blanc from the vines planted in 2005 is now available. It is showing good character and fruity tastes. A visit to the cellar door receives a war...

Patina Wines, NSW  109 Summerhill Lane, Orange NSW
Patina is a family-owned estate nestled in the rich volcanic slopes near Orange with spectacular views of Mt Canobolas. The vineyard faces north to maximise the sunlight while the high elevation ensures the grapes ripen in the cool of late autumn. The grapes are nurtured to the peak of maturity to preserve the subtle layers of flavour. Winemaker Gerald Naef brings together science and age-old trad...

Sassy Wines, NSW  569 Emu Swamp Rd, Emu Swamp NSW 2800
Sassy Wines is a small (6.2h) family owned and operated vineyard in Orange, NSW. The property was bought in 2004 and planted in 2005. Sassy Wines produces single-vineyard, cool climate wines, grown and made with care and consideration for each grape variety to express their full potential.Sassy is one of the newer, although not the smallest vineyards in the Orange region. Rob and Felicia Coles are passionate about all things wine. Rob is the viticulturist and manager of the small onsite winery. Felicia runs the cellar door and markets Sassy Wines.

Turners Vineyard, NSW  Bathurst Road, Orange NSW 2800
Turners Vineyard is set amongst magnificent rolling countryside on the eastern outskirts of Orange on the Sydney Road. A cool climate and deep volcanic soils allow for the production of exceptional high altitude wines, these include Turners Vineyard: a selection of Riesling, Chardonnay, Chardonnay/Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Come and stay in our luxurious motel with beautiful...