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We are thrilled to announce the addition of family-owned Printhie Wines to the Ultimate Winery Experiences collective, the first from the Orange region of New South Wales. Our 26th winery member brings new and exciting winery experiences to our offering, as well as superb cool climate craftmanship found in their wines and sparkling range.
Rated 5 stars by Halliday for 11 years, Printhie Wines was established in 1996 when the first vines were planted on the Swift family’s property by Jim and Ruth Swift. The winery was added in 2004, changing the dynamic of the business from grape growing to wine production.
Their sons, Ed and Dave, returned home in the early 2000s to manage the winery and vineyard operations. They’ve now forged a reputation for world class wines that truly capture the defining element of the Orange wine region: Elevation. Each of their four vineyards were chosen with site, aspect and elevation in mind and includes the highest vineyard in Orange at 1070 metres.
Printhie Wines lays claim to the méthode traditionnelle Swift Sparkling range, considered to be one of Australia’s finest, awarded Best Sparkling at the NSW Wine awards for the last three years.
“It’s very much a family affair that focuses on the quality of our cool climate wines above all else,” says Dave.
The Printhie Sparkling Masterclass offers guests a guided walking tour of the vineyard, providing a rare insight into the process of creating sparkling, hosted by one of the estate’s Sparkling Specialists, including a private tasting of the Swift Sparkling range.
Guests can explore the estate during an intimate Printhie Picnic, which includes a guided tasting and a picnic hamper filled with delicious sweet and savoury treats. Using a map of the property, guests can select a private place to relax among the vineyards or the heritage apple orchard.
The region of Orange is renowned for producing impeccable wines, with vineyards like Printhie taking advantage of the unique viticulture offered by the high elevation created by the extinct volcano, Mt Canobolas.