Immerse yourself in the authentic vineyard experience with Strawhouse Wines, a boutique gem nestled in the esteemed Orange Wine Region. Established in 1997 by the passionate duo, Justin Byrne and Meg Simpson, Strawhouse has flourished on the fertile slopes of Mt. Canobolas, producing distinctive vintages that reflect the unique terroir. Their exquisite range, featuring robust Shiraz, crisp Semillon, and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc, stands as a testament to the region's cool climate and the winemakers' innovative spirit.
While Strawhouse's varietals are quintessentially reflective of the Orange region's characteristics, there's an undeniable touch of uniqueness. The winery diverges from the norm with its sustainable approach, dry-growing vines that yield intensely flavoured grapes, a hallmark of Strawhouse's commitment to quality and environmental stewardship.
Visitors to Strawhouse's cellar door are greeted by the 'chic-shed' aesthetic, a welcoming space where rustic charm meets modern elegance. Here, amidst the natural beauty of Boree Creek Valley, guests can indulge in intimate tasting sessions, sipping and savouring the winery's offerings. The experience is enhanced by the scenic deck, where one can unwind with a glass in hand, overlooking the lush vineyard.
Adding to the allure are the on-site dining options, featuring local produce that pairs splendidly with Strawhouse's wines. Whether it's settling by the fire on cool days or enjoying the sun-kissed veranda, every moment spent here is a delightful journey of the senses.
You can expect the following from a tasting at Strawhouse:
Given the intimate nature of Strawhouse's tasting room, bookings are essential to ensure a personalized experience. Tastings, limited to groups of up to 10, are available at a nominal fee, redeemable upon purchase. The winery accommodates various tasting preferences, from casual samplings to more in-depth explorations of their range.
Strawhouse is open for tastings and sales from Friday to Sunday, with sessions running hourly until the last booking at 4:00 PM. While walk-ins are welcome, booking ahead is recommended, particularly for larger groups or special requests. This policy ensures that every guest can enjoy the best of what Strawhouse has to offer without rush or interruption.Book now