Embark on a journey through the rich tapestry of big reds, fine whites, and effervescent bubbles at Cargo Road Wines. Established in 1983, this winery is a testament to holistic vineyard management, focusing on environmental, community, and financial aspects. The vineyard, one of the oldest in the Orange region, boasts a diverse selection of grapes. The unique, cool climate and high altitude contribute to the distinctive flavour profiles, particularly evident in their signature Zinfandel and Gewürztraminer varieties.
James Sweetapple, the vintner behind these exquisite wines, employs innovative, holistic strategies, ensuring each bottle encapsulates the essence of the region. The winery stands out for its commitment to sustainability, never using pesticides and employing natural processes, setting it apart in the Orange wine region.
Experience the rustic charm of the Cargo Road Wines Cellar Door. Nestled on the sheltered slopes of Mount Canobolas, visitors are welcomed into a world of sensory delights. The winery offers more than just tastings; it's a cultural experience. From the art gallery showcasing local talent to the opportunity for a leisurely picnic amidst the vineyards, every aspect is thoughtfully curated.
Indulge in a light meal at the café, or perhaps a coffee, as you soak in the scenic vistas. For those seeking a deeper connection with their wine, the vineyard offers a holistic insight into the winemaking process, emphasizing their sustainable practices and community engagement.
You can expect the following from a tasting at Cargo Road:
For those wishing to immerse themselves in the Cargo Road Wines experience, online bookings are essential. The Cellar Door, open for tastings seven days a week from 11 am to 5 pm, offers a comprehensive tasting for a nominal fee of $10. This intimate encounter with the winery's offerings, however, is not redeemable against purchases. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead for group bookings, ensuring a seamless experience.
While walk-ins are always welcome, booking ensures a dedicated tasting session, allowing for a more personal and engaging experience. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned wine enthusiast, Cargo Road Wines promises a memorable exploration of taste and terroir.Book now