William Rikard-Bell's first job as winemaker was at Canobolas Smith in Orange. After interludes in Bordeaux, Mudgee and the Hunter, he returned to Orange and purchased a 10ha block on Mt Canobolas with his wife Kimberley. They have planted 5000 pinot noir and chardonnay vines at 850m above sea level. More chardonnay and pinot will be planted in the future, and possibly some riesling and aligote. The vines are close-planted, with narrow rows and a low cordon height. The grapes are hand-picked, the small batch wines made using traditional Old World techniques. A winery and bottling line was completed in December 2019, with pop-up cellar doors planned for '20 until the permanent cellar door is constructed.
We are producers of tiny parcels of ultra-premium, hand crafted wines from selected cool climate sites within the Orange wine region of NSW. It is the passionate endeavour of award winning winemaker William Rikard-Bell and his wife Kimberley.
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling & Shiraz
Private tastings by appointment.
Details are correct at time of writing
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