Daring to Dream

Premium, single vineyard wines from Orange

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Our Wines

2015 Chardonnay-Pinot Noir Sparkling

2015 Chardonnay-Pinot Noir Sparkling


2017 Vintage Brut Sparkling

2017 Vintage Brut Sparkling


2022 Block 5 Riesling

2022 Block 5 Riesling


2021 Reserve Chardonnay

2021 Reserve Chardonnay


2021 Block 2 Chardonnay

2021 Block 2 Chardonnay


2022 Estate Chardonnay

2022 Estate Chardonnay


2017 Blanc de Blancs Sparkling

2017 Blanc de Blancs Sparkling


2022 Reserve Riesling

2022 Reserve Riesling



Meet Team Colmar – the dedicated group of people that have made Colmar Estate happen

"This producer is becoming a tour de force of fizz and riesling"

Ned Goodwin, Halliday

"Colmar Estate is one of the emerging stars of the Orange wine region"

Huon Hooke, The Real Review

The Orange Wine Region

The Orange Wine Region is known for its high altitude vineyards. The higher you go the cooler it gets, allowing a wide range of grape varieties to be grown successfully.

Most wine regions are known for one or two varieties; Orange is known for its incredible diversity. But there is one constant – the elegant, cool climate style of the wines.

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Our story

How we fell in love with vineyards

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1991 - The first vines are planted

A mix of red and white varieties is chosen. Planting is completed in 2000 with the riesling block near the cellar door.


2013 - We purchase the vineyard

Plans are made to build a house and move from Sydney to Orange.


2014 - Our first vintage

A tough one, with two major rain events, yet two of our wines win trophies at the NSW Wine Awards. We realise we are onto something special.


2015 - Getting the varieties right

Under-performing red varieties – cabernet sauvignon and merlot – are grafted to white varieties and pinot noir more suited to the cool site.


2016 - Some big wins!

Colmar Estate blitzes the Orange Wine Show, winning five trophies including Best White Wine and Best Wine of Show.


2020 - 27 trophies in five years

Colmar Estate becomes the Orange Region’s most awarded vineyard, winning 27 trophies at Australian wine shows in our first five vintages.


Present - Daring to dream

We now know we can make very good wines. Our challenge for the future is to make great wines that will be savoured and discussed for many years to come. 


Matching wine and cheese: easier said than done?

By Bill Shrapnel on Jul 09, 2024

Wine and cheese is a match made in heaven, right? Actually, it doesn’t always work out that way. While some combinations of wine and cheese work beautifully others just don’t sing. When Team Colmar gathers f...

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Red wines: power versus elegance

By Bill Shrapnel on Jun 07, 2024

Decades ago, there was an intriguing red wine tasting written up in the now defunct Wine & Spirit Buying Guide. The panel of tasters just couldn’t agree on the style of wine that should be rewarded. Half...

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Who invented wine?

By Bill Shrapnel on May 02, 2024

Humans have been drinking wine for thousands of years, long before we started recording anything in detail, so the exact origins of viticulture, winemaking and wine remains a little hazy. Evidence of the exi...

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The 2024 vintage: smiles all round

By Bill Shrapnel on Apr 05, 2024

‘As good as it gets’ was how one of the local winemakers summed up the 2024 vintage in Orange. The harvest was early; conditions were generally fine and dry as the fruit came in; ripeness was good and there ...

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Orange: NSW’s best wine region?

By Bill Shrapnel on Mar 25, 2024

Time to brag a bit. Orange has really come of age over the last decade and is now laying claim to being New South Wales best wine region. A big call? Let’s take a look at the results of the 2023 NSW Wine Awa...

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Decoding wine babble

By Bill Shrapnel on Feb 23, 2024

Don’t you love it when someone tastes a wine and then blurts out something like: “Oh, meadow flowers, misty mornings, a whiff of honeysuckle, ripe dewberry, I’m getting bergamot, hmmm, Jersey caramel, a whis...

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