A new cellar door for Swinging Bridge

Energetic NSW wine man Tom Ward and his wife Georgie have opened a new cellar door for their Swinging Bridge wines in Orange.

Swinging Bridge (tastings) originated at Canowindrain the Cowra region, but has evolved increasingly towards the cooler, higher-altitude Orange region, where it now sources most of its grapes.

Ward, who is currently president of the NSW Wine Industry Association, says it’s a logical progression to open a cellar door in Orange. The building is the former Union Bank wine bar, which was a great meeting-place for wine people until it closed some time ago. 

It’s open seven days, 12 to 5pm. Ward says the Canowindra cellar door, in his grandfather’s store in the main street, will remain open Thursday to Monday.

It’s all happening for Ward: he will take part in the Len Evans Tutorial this month and his 2012 Swinging Bridge M.A.W. Pinot Noir ($38) won a gold medal and trophy for best young pinot noir at the recent NSW Wine Awards.


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