Heifer Station

New South Wales | Orange

James' Review

Founders Phillip and Michelle Stivens both grew up on the land, but spent over 25 years in the corporate world, Phillip as owner-operator of real estate offices in Parkes and Orange, Michelle working in the Attorney-General's Department. When their five adult children left the nest, they decided to retire to the land and grow fat cattle, and when Heifer Station, a property Phillip had admired for years, came onto the market they did not hesitate to purchase it. There was an existing 25ha vineyard, planted in 1998, barely visible through the blackberries, and their intention was to remove the vines. But locals argued they should not do so, pointing to the ideal soils: red loam over limestone. After much contemplation, they agreed to give the vineyard a go, and it has indeed proved its worth. In January 2016 they opened a cellar door, housed in a 100-year-old woolshed on the property.

About

Heifer Station Wines are a very small producer in the high altitude, cool climate wine region of Orange, NSW. Situated on the North West slopes of Mt Canobolas on undulating terroir. The Heifer Station woolshed, built at the turn of the century is home to a stunning tasting room. Back to back gold medal winners at the regional tourism awards. Heifer Station offers bookable experiences througout te tasting room, vineyard and grounds. Open 7 days from 11am - 5pm.

Specialities

Shiraz, chardonnay, pinot noir, merlot, pinot gris

Cellar Door

Information

Set in a stunning refurbished shearing shed. Built in the early 1900's as part of the Cobb and Co network. The cellar door offers bookable tasting experiences, tours & picnics.

Hours

Open 7 days 11am-5pm

Details are correct at time of writing

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Food

Information

Cheese boards available for purchase

Cuisine

Tasting plates & cheese boards

Details are correct at time of writing

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Stockist Information

Stockist

Heifer Station

Details

Heifer Station logo
Rating
Winemaker Daniel Shaw, Nadja Wallington
Established 1999
Dozens 1500
Vineyards (area) 24.3 ha
Opening Hours Wed-Sun 11-5
Address PO Box 5082, Orange, NSW 2800
Telephone 0407 621 150
Website www.heiferstation.com