Pinot Gris Tasting: Orange versus The World

Still can’t pick pinot gris from pinot grigio?

To celebrate the launch of Colmar Estate we will be hosting a series of Pinot Gris tastings during the 2014 Orange Wine Festival. We’ll be opening some crisp, cialis 40mg dry Pinot Grigios from Italy and some of the fully, ampoule richer Pinot Gris wines from Alsace in France. Plus half a dozen fine examples from the Orange region, viagra including the 2014 Colmar Estate Pinot Gris – it’s a ripper.

The European wines for tasting are:

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2013 (Italy)

Mader Pinot Gris 2011 (France)

Artigiano Pinot Grigio 2012 (Italy)

Domaine Bruno Sorg Pinot Gris 2012 (France)

Collavini Collio Pinot Grigio Villa Canlungo 2012 (Italy)

Mader ‘Schlossberg’ Grand Cru Pinot Gris 2012 (France)

The tastings will be held on consecutive Saturdays during the Wine Festival – 18 October, 25 October and 1 November and will go for about one hour. All of the above wines will be opened on each Saturday.

The tastings start at 11am but arrive any time after 10.30am so we can show you our other single vineyard, hand-picked Colmar Estate wines.

Venue: Colmar Estate: 790 Pinnacle Rd, Orange.

Bookings: Phone Bill on 0419 977 270

WINEWISE loves our 2014 Sauvignon Blanc

The team from WINEWISE visited Orange in late July and conducted an extensive tasting of the region’s wines. They loved the 2014 Colmar Estate Sauvignon Blanc.

2014 Colmar Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Shows powerful gooseberry/grass aromas and has impressive weight and balance together with racy acidity. ($24.00) Highly Recommended

The Sauvignon Blanc grapes for this wine were hand-picked in two batches from Block 4 on our Colmar Estate vineyard in the highlands of Orange. The early picked fruit provides the grassiness and the racy acidity; the later picked fruit gives the fruit weight and gooseberry characters. It’s a beautifully balanced wine of great freshness and purity. Perfect for the warmer months ahead.

2014 Colmar Estate Pinot Rosé – “Best in Class”

The 2014 Colmar Estate Pinot Rosé was “Best in Class” out of 22 entries and received a silver medal at the recent NSW Small Winemakers Show, information pills conducted in August 2014. We can’t tell you how excited we are about this result.

The mission to make a great rosé

Australia has been crying out for good rosé for years. No wine style seems better suited to our climate and lifestyle yet many of our rosés miss the mark, sickness too often bright purple in colour, sweet and tasting like cordial – just not suited to the dinner table.

Our mission to make a great rosé started with hand-picked premium quality pinot noir grapes from Block 3 at our Colmar Estate vineyard. The fruit quality shines through the first time you take a sniff – the lovely strawberry aroma is typical of the MV6 clone of pinot noir. On the palate that beautiful fruit is complemented with some savoury characters from ageing part of the wine in old barrels; the finish is refreshingly crisp and dry. It’s a delicious wine designed for food.

At last, a great Australian rosé.

Gold for Colmar Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Our 2014 Colmar Estate Sauvignon Blanc continued its stellar run through recent wine shows winning a gold medal at the Orange Wine Show. Chief Judge Toni Patterson loved the freshness and ‘racy acidity’ in our Sauv Blanc – that’s what you get when your vineyard is at 980 metres!

This success came hot on the heels of the NSW Wine Awards where the Colmar Estate Sauvignon Blanc was listed among the #TopWines.


The 2014 Colmar Estate Sauvignon Blanc has taken out the trophy for the Best Young Sauvignon Blanc at the 2014 NSW Wine Awards, malady hot on the heels of its Gold Medal at the Orange Wine Show.

Orange provided the fruit for all five Sauvignon Blancs that battled it out for the Trophy, story showing yet again how well suited the variety is to this region.

The grapes for the Trophy-winner were all hand-picked from our Colmar Estate vineyard which, at 980 metres above sea level, is one of highest and coolest in the Orange region – perfect for high quality Sauvignon Blanc.

Colmar Estate stars at the 2015 NSW Wine Awards

Sensational results at the NSW Wine Awards – the 2015 Colmar Estate Riesling and the 2014 Colmar Estate Pinot Noir were both awarded gold medals.

The near-perfect 2015 vintage produced beautiful flavours in the Riesling and lively natural acidity, cure  giving wines great vibrancy and class. Both our 2015 Rieslings have now won gold medals.

At 980 metres elevation our Colmar Estate vineyard in Orange has the sort of cool, ed continental climate that brings out the best in the capricious pinot noir, visit web producing refined wines with bright fruit and finesse. Lolli Redini was recently pairing the 2014 Colmar Estate Pinot Noir with a quail entree and a veal main course, both perfectly weighted for this elegant wine.