Colmar Estate

New South Wales | Orange

Our Review

The inspiration behind the name is clear when you find that owners Bill and Jane Shrapnel have long loved the wines of Alsace: Colmar is the main town in that region. The Shrapnels realised a long-held ambition when they purchased an established, high-altitude (980m) vineyard in May '13. Everything they have done has turned to gold: notably grafting cabernet sauvignon to pinot noir, merlot to chardonnay, and shiraz to pinot gris. The plantings are now 1.51ha of pinot noir (clones 777, 115 and MV6), 1.25ha of chardonnay (clones 95, 96 and P58), 1.24ha of riesling and lesser quantities of sauvignon blanc, pinot gris and traminer. -JAMES HALLIDAY

About

The inspiration behind the name is clear when you find that owners Bill Shrapnel and his wife Jane have long loved the wines of Alsace: Colmar is the main town in that region of France. The Shrapnels realized a long-held ambition when they purchased an established, high-altitude (980m) vineyard in May 2013. Everything they have done has turned to gold. After grafting less successful varieties, the plantings are now 1.77ha of pinot noir (clones 667, 777, 115 and MV6), 1.25ha of chardonnay (clones 95, 96 and P58), 1.24ha of riesling and lesser quantities of pinot gris, gewurztraminer and the early-ripening Tahbilk clone of shiraz. The Shrapnels’ daughter Sarah has now assumed marketing responsibilities for the brand.

Specialities

Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir

Cellar Door

Information

We welcome wine lovers to share the fruits of our labours in our elegant cellar door overlooking the picturesque vineyard. Open daily from 11am to 4pm.

Hours

7 days 11–4

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

L’Atelier Wines

Details

Colmar logo
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Winemaker Will Rikard-Bell
Established 2013
Dozens 2000
Vineyards (area) 5.9 ha
Viticulturist Ian 'Pearcy' Pearce
Opening Hours 7 days 11–4
Address 790 Pinnacle Road, Orange, NSW 2800
Telephone 0419 977 270
Website www.colmarestate.com.au