Ross Hill Wines
Visit this carbon neutral winery in Orange for cooking classes and a cherry blossom orchard.
The country-inspired cellar door at the family-run Ross Hill Wines was created by local designers and artisans, and it makes for a lovely day of sipping top-notch drops in the vineyard and white cherry blossom orchard.
Grab a seat at one of the outdoor tables and enjoy a wine tasting at just a tenner per person (redeemable if you purchase a bottle). Or splurge on the wine and food pairing ($25), which features a tasting plate of local produce, paired with the Ross Hill Pinnacle range. This includes the Orange region's signature pinot gris, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz varieties.
Apart from the daily tastings, the venue also offers a three-course local chef's lunch every Saturday in the private dining room for $95 per person. If you'd like to get more interactive, the Barrel & Larder cooking class runs regularly out of the cellar door, too.
Tastings start at 10.30am each day, with a guided tour of the Wallace Lane vineyard on offer from 10am — it's a certified carbon neutral winery, which makes for a guilt-free wine tasting to boot.