The latest and most exciting update, is that we are about to get a brand new cellar door opening up in the region - wine lovers rejoice!
Even better is that you can try the Bantry Grove range of wines with a cheese or charcuterie plate in a lovely country setting in the heart of Millthorpe, Central West NSW.
A major downfall of many of the cellar doors around Orange is that they are very spread out and there is nothing to eat when you get there. Luckily Millthorpe ticks all the boxes and now boasts four cellar doors, lots of cafes, decent pubs and restaurants plus a cellar door doing food - what's not to love?
Bantry Grove @ La Boucherie is opening tomorrow (May 10) and will then be open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays between 10am - 5pm. I highly recommend popping in for a tasting and something to nibble on.
If you have those in the group not wishing to imbibe they can have a single origin coffee and cake instead. Bantry Grove have tried to use local producers as much as possible and will be featuring on the menu the Second Mouse Cheese Company, Michael Manners pate and rillettes, Treat Artisan Patisserie for cakes and Tonic bread amongst other things.
I have personally tried all the wines and can highly recommend the Merlot, Pinot and Chardonnay, which are all very reasonably priced. So if you want something different to do this weekend head to the Bantry Grove Cellar Door.
I really take my hat off to owners Terrey and Barby Johnson, who are opening their cellar door in a difficult climate despite all the competition because they are passionate about their wines and customer's getting the best opportunity and environment to taste them. The whole region should be jumping up and down in excitement!