Rikard Wines, established in 2015, is a testament to the art of handcrafted, minimal intervention winemaking in the renowned Orange wine region. Winemaker Will Rikard-Bell specialises in cool climate styles, producing a diverse range of wines including popular Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The winery's philosophy combines rigorous fruit selection with gentle handling, leading to wines with profound depth and a distinct sense of place. The unique topography and soil composition, a result of the ancient eruption of Mount Canobolas, contribute significantly to the character of their wines.
Visitors to Rikard Wines can immerse themselves in the winemaking process through tastings held in their newly created space, directly attached to the winery. Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm, the winery offers experiences like vine walks and barrel tastings.
Rikard Wines are entirely local, from grape growing to bottling, ensuring exceptional quality. The new winery, built with solar passive features, reflects their commitment to sustainable practices and is perfectly suited for their production style, focusing on varieties like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, ideal for the cool temperatures and high elevation of their site on the North face of Mount Canobolas.
You can expect the following from a tasting at Rikard:
While bookings are recommended, however they also accommodate walk-in guests, offering a chance to meet the winemakers and explore the unique qualities of Rikard's wines. Rikard Wines ensures a personalised and engaging experience for every visitor, reflecting their dedication to both winemaking and hospitality.Book now