Highland Heritage Estate

A warm welcome awaits you at Highland Heritage Estate Cellar Door, located at the gateway of Orange NSW Vineyards.

History


With a start in a tin shed in 1946, Carmelo D’Aquino, produced six barrels of wine and became the first winemaking family in the Orange district. Carrying the tradition forward the third generation Rex D’Aquino in 1988 purchased a 125 hectare property on the outskirts of Orange, which included one of the first commercially planted vineyards in the area, Highland Heritage.

A Cellar Door and premium Restaurant and Function Centre followed in the late 1990’s. The most recent addition is the construction of a state of the art Heliport.


The  Cellar door vista is expansive, overlooking the Summer Hill Creek Valley towards the original “Wellwood” homestead that was constructed in the early 1840’s. The Highland Heritage Estate vineyard was once a part of the original “Wellwood” run.

Our vineyard grows six varieties of red and white grapes, the wines are available at our cellar door which is open seven days a week from 10:00am until 5:00pm.

Come and elevate your senses, taste our wines and soak up the unique atmosphere.

Highland Heritage Estate offers the complete wine and dine adventure for those looking to experience great food and wine from the region. You can enjoy a relaxing wine tasting at our cellar door or have a regionally inspired meal or function in our restaurant with spectacular views of the vineyard and surrounding hills of Orange.

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • High Tea
  • Wine Tasting
  • Tasting Plates
  • Fully Licensed
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Casual Dining
  • Fine Dining
  • Child-Friendly
  • Parking - Free
  • Open 7 Days
  • Open Weekends
  • Group Bookings
  • Private Functions
  • Wine Sales
  • Cheese Platters
  • Events
  • Functions | Weddings
  • Restaurant
  • Gift Shop
  • Air-Conditioned
  • Disabled Access
  • Pick-Up/Drop-off
  • Public Toilets
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Australian
  • Helicopter Rides
  • On a Wine Trail

Must Try Wines

2011 (2017 ORANGE WINE SHOW MEDAL) HIGHLAND HERITAGE 'NIKKI D' Riesling $25
2016 (2017 TROPHY) HIGHLAND HERITAGE FUME BLANC $28
2015 (2017 LONDON INTERNATIONAL MEDAL) PATRONO CABERNET SAUVIGNON $55
2015 PATRONO SHIRAZ $55
2015 HIGHLAND HERITAGE SAUVIGNON BLANC $25
2014 HIGHLAND HERITAGE MERLOT $28
2016 HIGHLAND HERITAGE CABERNET SAUVIGNON $28
2015 HIGHLAND HERITAGE SHIRAZ $28
2015 HIGHLAND HERITAGE PINOT NOIR $28
N/V GOLDEN DEW Botrytis Semillon with 23k GOLD $28
N/V NOBLE GOLD Botrytis Semillon with 23K GOLD $38
2008 WELLWOOD Botrytis Semillon $25

Recommendations

  • We participate in a regional Wine Trail: Cellar Doors of Orange - HERITAGE TRAIL
  • Nearest recommended food & dining:: Highland Heritage Restaurant
  • Nearest recommended accommodation:: Turners Motel

Features

  • HIGHLAND HERITAGE ESTATE RESTAURANT, ORANGE - (02) 6363 5600 or restaurant@hhev.com.au
  • HELICRUZ SCENIC HELICOPTER FLIGHTS, ORANGE - 0438 272 441 or info@helicruz.com.au
  • CELLAR DOOR ( 02) 6363 5602 cellar.door@hhev.com.au

beautiful vineyard, great wine tasting

| September 2018

This is first vineyard before drive into Orange, we had several wine tasting with the beautiful views. The "Noble Gold" and "Golden Dew" are amazing dessert wines with 23k gold in them. They tasted so good, and looked very pretty, highly recommended.

Something for everyone!

| February 2018

On our arrival, we had such a warm welcoming by the staff. The knowledge about the wine was insightful but not overwhelming like previous cellar doors. I walked away with a beautiful mixed carton of both reds and whites. Highly recommend putting this one on your next itinerary to Orange. Thanks again to the lovely staff.

Memorable and enjoyable

| December 2017

Attentive, informative and genuine staff. The range of different products worked well for our group. Picked up some specials and pressies for the fam. It was a memorable and enjoyable tasting experience for my visiting guests. Thankyou Sue and the crew!

Our Location

4968 Mitchell Hwy, Orange, New South Wales 2800 Australia

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Hours

Cellar Door open 7 days 10am to 5pm INCLUDING PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Restaurant open Wednesday - Sunday (subject to availability)
  • We offer discounts to CELLARDOORS.CO members

Available Wine Types

Riesling Pinot Grigio
Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay
Other Whites Rosé
Pinot Noir Shiraz | Syrah
Cabernet Sauv... Merlot
Red Blends Dessert
Fortified Others