RIKARD Wines

New South Wales | Orange

Our Review

William Rikard-Bell’s first job as winemaker was at Canobolas Smith in Orange. After interludes in Bordeaux, Mudgee and the Hunter, he returned to Orange and purchased a 10ha block on Mt Canobolas with his wife Kimberley. They have planted 5000 pinot noir and chardonnay vines at 1050m above sea level. More chardonnay and pinot will be planted in the future, and possibly some riesling. The vines are close planted, with narrow rows and a low cordon height. The grapes are hand picked, the small-batch wines made using traditional Old World techniques. A winery and bottling line was completed in February 2020. -JAMES HALLIDAY

About

We are producers of tiny parcels of ultra-premium, hand crafted wines from selected cool climate sites within the Orange wine region of NSW. It is the passionate endeavour of award winning winemaker William Rikard-Bell and his wife Kimberley.

Specialities

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling & Shiraz

Cellar Door

Information

Cellar door bookings can be made ahead online.

Hours

Fri–Mon 11–5 (closed during vintage)

Details are correct at time of writing

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Details

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Winemaker William Rikard-Bell
Established 2015
Dozens 2700
Vineyards (area) 5 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours Fri–Mon 11–5 (closed during vintage)
Address 279 Old Canobolas Road, Nashdale, NSW 2800
Telephone 0481 871 683
Website www.rikardwines.com.au