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De Salis Wines

Wine grapes
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Time Out says

Swing by this high-altitude vineyard for the latest on minimal intervention methods

Now that's a good angle. Situated at 1050 metres above sea level, halfway up the northern slope of a volcano, De Salis Wines has to be one of the best vantage points to take in the orchards and vineyard rows of central-west New South Wales.

The long-standing winery prides itself on minimal intervention wines that are designed not be cookie-cutter imprints of vintages of years past, but that speak to the season and time in which they were grown, plucked and produced. Unfortunately, because of the taint of bushfire smoke that affected growers all through the Orange wine region, the winemakers at De Salis decided to not produce wines from the 2019-20 harvest – but they're open and operating tastings with as much chutzpah as ever. 

Their wines are sourced from the aptly named nearby Lofty Vineyard, and you can find out all about their minimal intervention processes and the fine-tuned attention to detail the team employs in producing their range of complex, full-bodied tipples. 



Address: 125 Mount Lofty Road
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11am-5pm
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