Swinging Bridge

New South Wales | Orange

Our Review

Swinging Bridge Estate was established in 1995 by the Ward and Payten families. In 2008, having been involved from the start, Tom and Georgie Ward took the helm and have since evolved Swinging Bridge into a premium supplier of cool-climate wines from Orange. The label had its founding in Canowindra with initial plantings of chardonnay and shiraz, named after the historic wooden pedestrian bridge that traverses the Belubula River at the foot of the vineyard. Today, Swinging Bridge has a variety of ranges on offer, including a number of Reserve wines, the Experimental Series, Winemaker Series and Estate Series. Tom and Georgie searched for a number of years for the perfect place to call home in Orange, both for their family and Swinging Bridge. Tom’s pursuit of premium grapes resulted in a number of wines made from grapes grown on Peter and Lee Hedberg’s Hill Park Vineyard (planted in 1998). Hill Park Vineyard is now the permanent home of Swinging Bridge; Tom and Georgie were able to realise their move when this outstanding property became available. Tom was a Len Evans scholar in 2012 and has been president of NSW Wine since ’13.

Specialities

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz

Cellar Door

Information

The Swinging Bridge cellar door is just five minutes’ drive from the Orange city centre. It offers indoor seating, with further spaces on the verandah that take in beautiful landscape views towards Mount Canobolas. Our cellar-door experience is all about the tasting, with a team of highly professional and welcoming staff on hand to guide you through our Winemaker, Hashtag and Single Vineyard Series of wines, all poured in quality stemware.

Hours

Sat: 10am - 4pm
Sun: 12pm - 4pm
Mon: 12pm - 4pm
Tue: 12pm - 4pm
Wed: 12pm - 4pm
Thu: 12pm - 4pm
Fri: 12pm - 4pm

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Food

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

NSW: Altitude 701
VIC: Felixir
QLD: Liquorious

Details

Swinging Bridge Logo
Rating
Winemaker Tom Ward
Established 1995
Dozens NFP
Vineyards (area) 6 ha
Opening Hours Tues-Wed by appt
Address 701 The Escort Way, Orange, NSW 2800
Telephone 0409 246 609
Website www.swingingbridge.com.au