Relax among the vineyards and vintage apple orchards
Live the ‘high life’ at 5-star Printhie Wines, where elevated vineyards combined with cool climate craftsmanship produces impeccable wines in picturesque countryside.
Set amongst rolling hills, quintessential farming sheds and dams, cradled in the protective shade of magnificent Mt Canobolas, Printhie’s 82 acres of vineyards truly capture the defining element of the Orange wine region: Elevation. Each vineyard has been chosen with site, aspect and elevation in mind, including the highest vineyard in Orange at 1070 metres.
Enjoy a tasting in The Packing Shed, the original apple press, set amongst vineyards and the heritage apple orchard, or go beyond the cellar door with an intimate journey of discovery where you’ll uncover the process behind Printhie’s award-winning wines.
Family-owned Printhie Wines was established in 1996 when 12 hectares of grapevines were planted on the Swift family’s property, ‘Printhie’, by Jim and Ruth Swift, with the first commercial grape harvest taking place in 1999.
The winery was added in 2004, when brothers Ed and Dave returned to run the estate, evolving the dynamic of the property from grape growing to wine production. By 2010, winery production expanded to 750 tonnes and the methodé traditionnelle Swift Sparkling brand was launched just three years later, now considered to be one of Australia’s best.
The Swift family philosophy revolves around a commitment to acting as stewards for the land. Together, they operate one of the region’s most innovative wineries, continually learning and evolving for the betterment of the vines and their award-winning offerings. In a break from tradition, the ‘Millwood’ vineyard was planted east to west in 2018, rather than the customary north-south planting. In this way, the vines are protected from the ever-increasing temperatures due to climate change. The east-west direction offers shade throughout the day, preventing the vines from becoming over-exposed.
Most recently, Printhie has utilised ‘BioScout’ technology to detect the existence of airborne fungal spores in the atmosphere, allowing them to spray only when required, in specific quantities, for optimum fruit health.
The elevated land surrounding the township of Orange in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales provides an ideal combination of geology, climate and soils for distinctive, flavoursome wines.
Famous for its undulating hills, colourful seasons and dynamic culinary scene, Orange is fast becoming one of the state’s most popular getaway destinations, with an ever-expanding map of wineries, apple orchards, boutique shopping and rustic country charm.
Chardonnay, Meunier, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Rosé, Sparkling
208 Nancarrow Lane, Nashdale 2800
Beautiful surroundings year round. Summer and autumn are particularly stunning.
3.5 hours from Sydney by car
Sunday to Thursday: 11am – 4pm
Friday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm