"This producer is becoming a tour de force"

Ned Goodwin, Halliday

Discover our wines

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.

2022

27 trophies (and counting)

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

Colmar Estate

We craft distinctive, high quality wines from hand-picked grapes, grown on our high altitude vineyard in Orange.

Just 10 minutes’ drive from the gastronomic heart of town, our lovingly tended, family-owned vineyard is a sight for sore eyes. But the real beauty is to be found in the distinctive wines we craft from high-quality fruit grown at 980 metres above sea level. If you like wine you’ll love Colmar Estate and the warm welcome that awaits you at our cellar door.

790 Pinnacle Rd, Orange, NSW 2800

Monday - Friday: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Weekends and public holidays: 10.00am – 5.00pm. 

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Featured Products

Select from our bestselling wines

2015 Chardonnay-Pinot Noir Sparkling

2015 Chardonnay-Pinot Noir Sparkling

$60.00

2020 Estate Chardonnay

2020 Estate Chardonnay

$35.00

2021 Estate Le Moche

2021 Estate Le Moche

$35.00

2019 Block 5 Riesling

2019 Block 5 Riesling

$35.00

2021 Estate Pinot Gris
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2021 Estate Pinot Gris

$32.00

2019 Block 1 Pinot Noir
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2019 Block 1 Pinot Noir

$65.00

2019 Block 6 Riesling

2019 Block 6 Riesling

$35.00

2021 Pinot Rosé
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2021 Pinot Rosé

$32.00

People

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

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.

Learn more about Orange

Harvest 2021

A huge thanks to our wonderful team of pickers who ensured the 2021 vintage was a success!

News

Understanding our labels (and our ambition)

By Bill Shrapnel on Jun 30, 2022

What’s in a wine label? Actually, when it comes to Colmar Estate it’s quite a lot. Each of our three labels provides some insight into not just the wine in the bottle but also the way we think, our focus on ...

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The many faces of riesling

By Bill Shrapnel on May 23, 2022

Riesling, considered by some to be THE best white grape variety, has a long history in Australia, dating back to the 1860s. By the 1970s riesling was so popular that it became virtually synonymous with quali...

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Vintage 2022: the agony and the ecstasy

By Bill Shrapnel on May 02, 2022

Never have the challenges been so great yet the potential rewards so high as they were in the 2022 vintage – our ninth at Colmar Estate. The 2022 vintage was always going to be different. Spring was so cold ...

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The Allure of Pinot Noir

By Bill Shrapnel on Apr 02, 2022

Are you sitting at home wondering why the world of wine is currently going nuts over pinot noir? Certainly the stars have aligned for this fashionable red grape that was born in Burgundy about two thousand y...

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Colmar Estate in the latest issue of Halliday Magazine

By Bill Shrapnel on Mar 21, 2022

We have had not 1 but 2 wines featured in the latest issue of Halliday magazine. Our 2015 Chardonnay-Pinot Noir Sparkling scored 95 points and our 2021 Block 5 Riesling scored a whopping 96 points.  Ned G...

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The wow factor

By Bill Shrapnel on Mar 01, 2022

People who taste wine for a living often long to find a wine with the ‘wow factor’ – that special something that lifts the tasting experience to another level. Jane and I were recently wowed. Pre-covid, we t...

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