Philip Shaw Wines
Find award-winning, cool climate drops and woodfired pizza served in a bluestone barn.
Lead by Orange wine pioneer Philip Shaw himself, this family-owned and operated vineyard has been kicking goals and pouring wines since 1988. And over its 30 years, these wines have won a whole heap of awards. The cool-climate drops — including particularly tasty pinot noirs and chardonnays — are all sourced from the 47-hectare Koomooloo vineyard.
A trip to the cellar door's bluestone barn is more akin to visiting a wealthy friend's country house than a bar. The building is distinguished by a stone exterior and interior, with large share tables for tastings and stunning mountain views.
Nab a glass (or bottle) of the good stuff and sit by the fireplace, or out among the vines during warmer weather. For eats, there's the requisite nibbles like olives, and cheese and charcuterie boards ($30–35). For more substantial meals, book to come in during one of the cellar door's monthly woodfired pizza nights or regular chef dinners.