New South Wales | Orange

Our Review

Gerald Naef ’s childhood home in sunny Lodi, 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, where their cool-climate vineyard now sits at 930m elevation. Gerald and wife Angie moved to Australia in ’81; Gerald was pursuing a career in agriculture and they established a farm in northwest NSW. In ’95 they moved the family to Orange and by ’99 had planted their first vineyard, with a winery following in ‘07. Steve Mobbs has been involved in the winemaking since ’17 and wines from the ’22 vintage are made by Steve and Nadja Wallington at ChaLou. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling

Cellar Door


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.


By appt

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Patina Wines, 0429 457 575


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Winemaker Gerald Naef, Nadja Wallington, Steve Mobbs
Viticulturalist Gerald Naef
Region Orange
Address 109 Summerhill Lane, Orange, NSW 2800
Established 1999
Vineyards (area) 2.8 ha
Opening Hours By appt
Telephone 0414 736 342