THE WINERY

As owners and operators of Orange Mountain Wines we - Terry and Julie Dolle welcome you. 

Our vineyards were first established in Manildra in 1997 and in Orange in 2001. We were one of the first vineyards to plant Viognier and have discovered over the last 2 decades that the variety has a natural affinity with Oranges unique cool climate vineyard sites, producing elegant wine that displays intense varietal characters. The Orange Mountain Vineyard and winery was established in 2001 on the slopes of the extinct volcano- Mount Canobolas, just 10km west of Orange at approximately 900m elevation.

Terry researched the wine grape industry extensively before deciding to try something different. "There are thousands of varieties but I feel Viognier can deliver something special on these soils." His passion for a relatively unknown varietal and his ability to embrace new ideas has lead him to be recognised both nationally and internationally as an exceptional cool climate wine maker and grape grower. A tour of this small vineyard and winemaking facility with Terry shows you just how passionate he is when it comes to bringing you exceptional quality wines and personal service.

The winery is a small efficient traditional winery, making use of old basket presses and open fermenters leading to excellent aromatic and elegantly structured wines. The purpose built storage shed allows the wines maturing in french oak barrels, and the bottled wine to be stored at optimum temperature thus retaining the high quality that Terry has strived for. This space also doubles as a great venue for wine and food matching dinners with local chefs and of course local produce, or casual evenings of Australian films shown on the big screen with supper and of course your favourite bottle of Orange Mountain wines. To see what the latest events and tours are happening at the winery and cellar door at Orange Mountain wines click here.

Join us for a tasting at the cellar door and allow us to show you the quality wines we are so passionate about.