Time Out says
Head over to the home of sparkling in Orange's wine country
With its giant barnyard-style doors and exposed beams strung with fairy lights, there's a sense of the ethereal when you walk into the cavernous cellar door of Nashdale's Printhie Wines.
Helmed by the Swift brothers, who've gleaned the art of wine-making in the Champagne houses of southern France, this relatively new winery has been making a splash in the sparkling scene – and it's trying to give the traditionally luxe beverage a reputation overhaul. "Australians reserve sparkling wine for special occasions", says Ed Swift. "But in Champagne, they drink it whenever they feel like. And that's what we're trying to do here – make everyday wines that still make the moment feel special."
There's a dedicated sparkling tasting on offer, where one of the charming duo will run you through the wines on offer, from a cool, crip cuveé, to a rosé blend, and finally, to the ultimate sparkling wine, the blanc de blancs made exclusively from chardonnay grapes. In the cooler months, warm up around with a stroll around the lakefront beside the cellar door, or sit by the fire pit and gaze out over the surrounding hills.
208 Nancarrow Lane
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 3pm-5pm; Sat-Sun 11am-5pm.|