Hard work, passion and dedication are the key themes of Ross Hill, with the end goal always to produce exceptional quality and elegantly refined, cool climate wines.
The Ross Hill Wine Group roots were firmly planted in 1994 by Peter & Terri Robson. Joined by their son James and wife Chrissy in 2006 to continue the hard work, passion and dedication to produce exceptional quality and elegantly refined, cool climate Ross Hill Wines. The original Ross Hill vineyard is situated on the gentle north facing slopes of Griffin Road, Orange at an elevation ranging from 750 to 850 metres. In the volcanic soils at the base of Mt Canobolas, 5 more hectares of vine were planted over 10 years ago. With an even higher altitude of 1020 metres above sea level, the Wallace Lane vineyard is one of the highest and coolest in Australia. Proudly Australia’s first Climate Active carbon neutral certified winery and the first Australian producer of carbon neutral wines.
THE ROSS HILL STORY
The original Ross Hill vines were planted in 1994 on Griffin Road in Orange, situated in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia by Peter and Terri Robson. It was here they found the ideal region to grow cool climate wines. Terri was born in Orange and remembers a very different place to the busy food and wine hub it has now become. Their son James and his wife Chrissy joined them in 2006 to take over the day-to-day running of the business and to further evolve
Peter and Terri’s vision. They are now sole proprietors of Ross Hill and are excited for the future. The third generation of the Robson family is already helping out at the cellar door and events! In 2008, the Robson family purchased a cherry and apple orchard on Wallace Lane. They converted 5 hectares of this into vineyards and the old apple packing shed onsite into a state-of-the-art winery & cellar door.
The winemaking philosophy at Ross Hill Wines is fairly simple. To begin with, we take high quality fruit that we have either grown ourselves, or purchased from experienced growers from within the Orange District. We then process it in small batches using our modern high altitude winemaking facility that allows us to keep individual parcels of fruit separate, to allow their distinct characters to shine. We are interested in creating delicious cool climate wines that express all the
positive attributes that our beautiful part of the world has to offer. Temperature controlled stainless steel tanks allow us to express the full potential of our aromatic whites, whilst high quality French cooperage in climate controlled cellars, allow us to produce wine that will age gracefully over the years. Winemaker, Luke Steele, joined Ross Hill in 2019 and is producing beautiful, succinct white and elegant, medium bodied red wines.
AUSTRALIA’S FIRST CARBON NEUTRAL WINERY
Ross Hill Wines is proud to be Australia’s first Climate Active carbon neutral certified winery and the first Australian producer of carbon neutral wines. Look out for the stamp of authenticity on the back label of your bottle of Ross Hill wine.
2023 Halliday Wine Companion – 5 star winery – 12 years in a row
2014 Gourmet Traveller Wine Cellar Door Awards – Best Large Cellar Door Experience in Orange