Gerald Naef ’s home in Woodbridge in California was surrounded by the vast vineyard and winery operations of Gallo and Robert Mondavi. It would be hard to imagine a more different environment than that provided by Orange. Gerald and wife Angie left California in 1981, initially establishing an irrigation farm in northwest NSW; In '01 they moved to Orange and by 2006 Gerald was a final-year student of wine science at CSU. He set up a micro-winery at the Orange Cool Stores, his first wine the trophy-winning ’03 Chardonnay. -JAMES HALLIDAY
Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling
Patina has a boutique range of Chardonnay, Riesling, Rosé, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Merlot, Sticky Tea Riesling and Liqueur Tawny. This tasting is a personal tour of our wines, with a detailed explanation of the region through our wines. The high altitude and volcanic soils enables the vinification of cool climate wines that exemplify finesse, tightness and slow development. As a boutique winemaker Gerald Naef produces wines that are approachable and believes the wines should be released after they have achieved complexity and are a good complement to food.
Weekends 11am - 5pm
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Patina Wines, 0429 457 575
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