Our wines are created from vines higher than 600 metres above sea-level at our single-vineyard estate. We are committed to creating delicious premium wines that are a staple of the Orange region by using only our best fruit parcels combined with sophisticated high-altitude winemaking techniques.
ALTE Wines are a testament to everything great about high-altitude winemaking. Using only the best parcels of fruit, these single-vineyard wines unveil the elegance and purity unique to our cool, sun-drenched region in Orange, NSW.
Sourced from the higher elevations of our Estate grown vineyard above 600m (Orange appellation) “Climbing” wines exhibit intense flavours courtesy of lower yielding vines set on ancient soils, extremely cool nights and carefully nurtured viticulture. The Climbing range exhibit carefully added winemaking techniques to deliver complexity that layers the natural bright and elegant fruit character.
Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz
Our purpose is simple, we want to get as many people drinking the great wines from Orange as we can. Quilty & Gransden wines are an affordable entry point for people to enjoy the elegant wine that Orange will be famous for. For us, the wines are the best representation of the care we take of our vineyard – not just the vines, but ultimately the soil. When we’re gone, so may some of the vines, but the soil will remain, and we want to leave it better for us being here.
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz
Inspired by the rolling hills of Orange, “Rolling” wines are sourced from the above-600m and below-600m elevations of our single estate grown vineyard where cool temperatures coupled with bright sunlight produce fruit of incredible colour and vibrant flavours. The label iconography sees our heroine Beatrice and her faithful dog Cirro exploring the rolling hills of the single estate vineyard throughout the distinct cool climate seasons.
Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Cabernet Merlot, Shiraz
Our heroine gracefully soars high above the Cumulus vineyard evoking Icarus’s ill-fated journey, daring the radiant stars to melt her magnificent golden feathers. Her figure cuts an elegant silhouette in our cool-climate nights, while the glimmer of her wings is warm, like the first rays of sunlight on our vines. She rises from the volcanic soil of Orange as do the vines that give life to our wines, creating a unique and complex personality. She is bold, graceful, elegant… immortalised by our winemakers - she is Soaring.
Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz
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Our Chasing Clouds range is inspired by the elevation of our Orange appellation vineyard and remind us of our ongoing quest to reach higher standards in winemaking. The label iconography is inspired by the annual balloon festival in nearby Canowindra, the Hot Air Balloon Capital of Australia.
Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
Luna Rosa celebrates the joining of ‘old world’ Portuguese artisanship with ‘new world’ sophistication of cool climate winemaking to create truly fresh, unique wines. Our Australian Senior winemaker, Debbie Lauritz keeps the tradition alive through the creation of the Luna Rosa range.
Rosado, Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre
Block 50 is sustainably farmed and is proud to be involved in a wide range of sustainable viticultural practices including utilising technology to improve soil health, reducing water use, using sheep to minimise weeds between the rows and planting trees throughout the vineyard. These techniques allow the vines to thrive naturally – producing fruit with incredible depth and pure varietal character.
Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz