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Welcome to Orange NSW - a picturesque destination known for its rolling vineyards, stunning landscapes, and a rich winemaking heritage. If you're seeking a cosy and intimate wine-tasting experience, look no further! In this guide, we'll explore cellar doors with a fireplace in Orange - boasting not only exceptional wines but also a warm and inviting ambiance.

Angullong Wines

Intimate and relaxed, the Angullong Wines cellar door in nearby township of Millthorpe offers a truly cosy winter experience. Take a seat by the hearth and indulge in their impressive range of cool-climate wines. Enjoy a guided tasting in their historic bluestone cellar door, each sip enhanced by the warmth and comfort of the crackling fire. Book a tasting here.

Cellar doors with a fireplace in Orange - Angullong
Photo credit: Angullong Wines

Heifer Station

Located in a former cattle station, Heifer Station offers a unique and charming experience. Step inside their rustic cellar door and be greeted by the warmth of their crackling fireplace. Sit back and relax as you sample their exquisite range of handcrafted wines, which showcase the region's distinct terroir. You can even book a fireside experience, giving you two cosy hours by the fire with a glass of sparkling, a wine tasting and a cheese and charcuterie plate.

Cellar doors with a fireplace in Orange - Heifer Station
Photo credit: Heifer Station

Nashdale Lane

Nestled amidst the scenic countryside, step inside Nashdale Lane's stunning open-plan cellar door and be greeted by the comforting warmth of their fireplace. The fireplace, surrounded by cosy armchairs, creates the perfect backdrop for a leisurely afternoon of wine tasting. Book a tasting here.

Cellar doors with a fireplace in Orange - Nashdale Lane Wines
Photo credit: @nashdalelanewines

Philip Shaw

Philip Shaw, known for its commitment to innovation and distinction in winemaking, is also a delightful spot to unwind by the fireplace. Experience their thoughtfully crafted wines while surrounded by the beauty of the cellar door gardens. The combination of great wine and a cozy fire will make your visit unforgettable. Book a tasting here.

Cellar doors with a fireplace in Orange - Philip Shaw Wines
Photo credit: @photographybypip


Rowlee work in harmony with the season to create the best quality wines from their single vineyard. As you enter their contemporary cellar door, the inviting fireplace beckons you to unwind and savour the moment. Pair their premium cool-climate wines with the cosy ambiance for an unforgettable tasting experience. Book a tasting here.

Cellar doors with a fireplace in Orange - Rowlee
Photo credit: @rowleewines

Stockman's Ridge

Last but not least, Stockman's Ridge Wines offers a welcoming atmosphere for wine enthusiasts. The cozy fireplace creates a cozy haven where you can sample their handcrafted wines at your leisure. Book a tasting here. Stockman's Ridge also offer fire pit bookings for a cosy outdoor experience! Book a fire pit here.

Cellar doors with a fireplace in Orange - Stockman's Ridge
Photo credit: @stockmansridge

As you explore the cellar doors of Orange NSW this winter, don't miss the opportunity to indulge in the warmth and comfort of a crackling fireplace. These cellar doors offer not only outstanding wines but also an inviting ambiance that will make your tasting experience truly memorable. So, grab a glass, cosy up by the fire, and let the magic of Orange's wine country envelop you. Cheers to an unforgettable journey! If you're looking for places to eat in Orange NSW in winter, read our guide: Cosy Places To Eat In Orange NSW In Winter.


Racine Grazing Box

Racine Orange

Award winning chef  Shaun Arantz and his wife Willa created something special in Orange when they opened their modest little bakery within a sourdough’s throw of Woolworths in the heart of Orange. After closing their hatted restaurant of the same name, they poured their heart & soul into baking goods that made people feel good. It didn’t take long before Racine Bakery became THE ONLY place to get your freshly baked sourdough, croissants, pastries, muffins, cakes and coffee (their Vanilla Slice is mind blowing!). Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Racine started offering Grazing Boxes!

So while a visit to Racine during your stay at Basalt is a must, we felt that being able to have a pre-prepared Racine Grazing Box in your fridge awaiting your arrival would be the icing on the cake. Enjoy!


Rikard Riesling

Rikard Riesling

Nose shows lime blossom, jasmine and preserved lemon first, followed by a slatey minerality, some fennel and a slight mealy, biscuity character. Lime and green apple on the palate are overlaid with nettles and green apricot. The acid structure is juicy without being tart and carries the abundance of fruit well. Lovely balance and intensity, with a myriad of spices popping up and then retreating with each sip.

Swinging Bridge “Mrs Payten” Chardonnay

Swinging Bridge Chardonnay

As was Mrs Payten, Tom’s grandmother, these are wines of style, elegance and finesse. This Chardonnay was first released to celebrate Armah’s 90th Birthday in 2013 and was matured in tightly grained French Oak, balancing its rich stone fruit and grapefruit characters. With its depth of flavour, flintiness and natural, cool climate acidity, this is a wine thatwill reward cellaring.

Macquariedale Pinot Gris

Macquariedale Pinot Gris

These grapes were hand harvested from a sustainable grown vineyard on the northern slopes of Mount Canobolas at 860m. The wine exhibits delicate floral aromas of citrus and orange blossom. The palate has lime zest overtones and has a hint of residual grape sugar.

De Salis Pinot Noir

De Salis Pinot Noir

De Salis Estate Pinot Noir with a lively nose of Orange Citrus, Raspberry Liquorice and Pork and Fennel sausage. A fine textured palate of Sour Cherry, White Strawberry backed up with an underlying earthiness of Portobello Mushroom and spice and lingering Campari finish.

Philip Shaw “The Idiot” Shiraz

Philip Shaw Shiraz

The Idiot is dark purple hue. Dark plums with hints spice ranging from cinnamon to white pepper. Its undeniably cool climate shiraz with mid palate tannin and a fine finish with toasted vanilla oak. Enjoy now or cellar for the next 5 years. Ideal accompaniment with friends and BBQ.

ChaLou “Dreaded Friend” Rose

ChaLou Dreaded Friend Rose

Quince and Rasberry with rose water lift. Bright refreshing palate with savoury elements and dry finish.





Sweet Sour Salt

Located in the heart of Orange, Sweet Sour Salt is a modern Asian fusion restaurant which has grown to become one of the region’s favourite dining establishments over the past 15 years.  Owner and chef Ivan Podres and his team regularly surprise and delight with their unique flavour blends.

Basalt has teamed up with Sweet Sour Salt to enable our guests to make the most of the amazing in-studio dining experience without worrying about what to cook. We’ve selected the 6 most popular dishes on the Sweet Sour Salt menu, matched them to some of our favourite local wines and made them available to our guests to enjoy on their arrival night.

Each guest will receive an email 15 days prior to check-in inviting them to place their order. Orders must be received min. 7 days prior to arrival. Meals will be prepared fresh and delivered by your Basalt host to your studio fridge ready for your arrival. Simply heat up, pick some seasonal herbs from the studio’s garden to garnish and serve. A great way to start your stay!



Michael Manners

Michael Manners

Manners began his career in France in the early 1960s, followed by a stint at England’s renowned Hole in the Wall in Bath. In 1970, Manners teamed with a Dany Chouet to open the bistro Upstairs in Sydney, giving the city’s fledgling dining out scene an unexpected sophistication. In 1976, following another stint in France, Michael opened the Glenella Guesthouse at Blackheath which quickly became one of the state’s great destination restaurants, regularly earning two hats.

After stints at Katoomba (Table Manners) and Leura’s Silks, Michael and wife Josephine moved to Orange and opened his acclaimed restaurant Selkirks in 1997. In doing so, they gave an already vibrant food and wine scene the focus it needed – a champion restaurant. In the history of the Good Food Guide, Manners is one of the most hatted chefs in NSW, with more than 20 awarded.

Michael is a legend in the Orange food scene and now prepares seasonal, 3-course, easy to plate up meals for Basalt guests to enjoy in the comfort of their studio.