Swinging Bridge Estate was established in '95 by the Ward and Payten families. In '08, 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. It's named after the historic wooden pedestrian bridge that traverses the Belubula River at the foot of the vineyard. 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), which is now the permanent home of Swinging Bridge. Tom and Georgie were able to realise their move when this outstanding property became available. -JAMES HALLIDAY
Pinot noir, chardonnay, shiraz
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.
Bookings recommended but not required.
7 days 10–3
Details are correct at time of writing
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NSW: Red + White
James Kilmartin, 0411 073 199
Wil Arnold | 0430 102 201 firstname.lastname@example.org
Felix Riley, 0413 969 825
Qld: Red + White
Peter Wise, 0438 710 307