2015 Swinging Bridge Reserve Block D Chardonnay

Orange, NSW

An exploration of the nuance of site by winemaker Tom Ward.


This is a fine textured and elegant cool climate Chardonnay with a long, linear acid structure surrounded by fleshy white peach and stone fruit flavours.

Tom Ward, Owner/Winemaker

About the Wine

As winemaker Tom Ward continues to dig into the characters of his vineyard, his expressions of Chardonnay, in particular, continue to become more and more articulate.

The latest release of the D Block Chardonnay is sublime. It captures the purity of fruit and elegance that is possible in Orange Chardonnay. This block, which once upon a time was contracted by Penfolds for their Yattana, is known for its ability to maintain acid whilst getting to full ripeness.

The wine itself is streamlined and sleek. The perfect snapshot of a great vintage and a great site.

About Swinging Bridge

Swinging Bridge is one of Orange’s premier producers. The producer has always served up extremely well-priced, classically styled wines, but recent years has seen the Quality and variety go to another level.

Owner/winemaker Tom Ward has a vision for Swinging Bridge to be renowned for its premium Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and for innovation, and they're making great strides.  Their Chardonnay is already as good as any in the region; the Pinot Noir, while early days, is winning trophies and shows great promise; the innovative '# Series' is full of all sorts of deliciously quirky experiments.

An excellent producer and a leader in the future for Orange and NSW wine.


Critic Reviews

WBM Magazine

"Spicy oak over green apple and tangy citrus. Has a lean palate and crisp coolness to feel. There's plenty of Chardonnay personality here, and the wine opens nicely with time to soften and reveal more. This is good gear." - Mike Bennie (WBM Magazine)

Additional Info

From the Producer


The Chardonnay grapes were harvested in the cool of the night to retain their freshness. Upon fermentation, the wine was matured in a combination of new and older, tightly grained French oak for 9 months.


Enjoy upon release and over the next ten years.

Food Pairing

Grilled Prawn Dumplings. Overripe Triple Cream Brie.


Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.9%
Closure : Screw Cap
Bottle Size : 750ml


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