Bantry Grove

New South Wales | Orange

James' Review

Terrey and Barbie Johnson (and family) raise beef cattle on a property at the southern end of Orange. Seeking to diversify, the Johnsons have planted a vineyard at an elevation of 960m, making it one of the coolest in the region. The plantings began in 1990 with chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon, the latter now grafted or removed because the climate is simply too cool. Most of the 80-85-tonne production (chardonnay, merlot, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir and pinot gris) is sold to various producers making Orange-designated wines. A steadily increasing portion of the grapes is retained for the Bantry Grove label. The wines are sold through membership of Bantry Grove's Inner Circle Wine Club and local outlets.


Slow Wine Co produces hand crafted cool climate wines from the Orange wine region. All fruit from the Bantry Grove vineyard is gently nurtured throughout the growing season, hand picked during vintage and finally treated with great attention in the winery.

Slow Wine Co strives to ensure its wines are amongst the best cool climate wines in the region, each clearly conveying their distinct terroir.


Winemaker Will Rikard-Bell
Established 1990
Dozens 1625
Vineyards (area) 12.3 ha
Opening Hours Fri-Sun and Mon public hols 10-5
Address 25 Victoria Street, Millthorpe, NSW 2798
Telephone (02) 6368 1036