Highland Heritage

New South Wales | Orange

Our Review

Owned and operated by the D’Aquino family, the vineyard, restaurant and cellar door are on 125ha located 3km east of Orange, with a heliport offering scenic flights and tours. The vineyard is planted to chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, riesling, pinot noir, merlot, shiraz, cabernet franc and prosecco. At an elevation of 900m, on deep alluvial and rich basalt soils, the cool to cold climate and long growing season produce elegant reds and crisp, clean whites.

Exports to Sweden and Finland.

About

Located on 125 hectares on the Central Tablelands of New South Wales at Orange, 3kms east of the city, it is currently planted to 14 Hectares of grapes consisting of 0.79 Ha Chardonnay, 1.83 Ha Pinot Noir, 6.0 Ha Sauvignon Blanc, 0.80 Ha Merlot,0.6Ha Riesling,3.22 Ha Shiraz 0.67 Ha Prosecco and 0.6 Ha Cabernet Franc.The vineyard grew from just 10 acres of grapes, first planted in 1986, to now over 35 acres of plantings in 2020. Other family members have contributed to the business, including Rex’s mother Zina and his brother Charles. In 2018, the youngest daughter of Rex’s family, Nikki DAquino, joined the business, bringing the passing of the business to the 4th Generation.

Specialities

Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Merlot

Cellar Door

Information

Located in the middle of the vineyard the cellar door has 360 degree views of the surrounding countyside. Open 7 days. Cellar releases available.

Hours

10am-5pm, 7 days

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Food

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Direct distribution

International Sales Information

Direct distribution

Stockist

Cellar Door, Dan Murphys on Line. Amazon, DAquinos Liquor

Details

Highland Heritage logo
Rating
Winemaker Luke Steel, Mike Degaris (Consultant)
Established 1985
Dozens 4500
Vineyards (area) 14.4 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours 7 days 9–5
Address 4759 Mitchell Highway, Orange, NSW 2800
Telephone (02) 6363 5602
Website www.highlandheritage.com.au