2017 Swinging Bridge Pinot Gris

Orange, NSW

A pristine Pinot Gris with both freshness and texture.



About the Wine

Tom Ward knows how to bang out a bargain white wine, and his 2017 Swinging Bridge Pinot Gris is just that.

While Orange and Swinging Bridge especially might be better known for Chardonnay, the region has enormous potential for other aromatic white grape varieties, like Pinot Gris.

The fruit is picked in the cool of the morning to preserve the freshness of the berries, with some skin contact, old oak and time on lees all used to enhance texture. Pinot Gris lovers should gobble this up.

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

DDS review

Quince, pear juice, a little musk and spice. It's lightly textured with sweet juicy fruit that finishes dry and crisp. A crunch and lovely spice dappled finish. Good honest Gris. Crowd pleaser. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From the Producer

Winemaking Notes

Grapes picked at dawn (coldest part of the morning) and straight to press. No sulphur added. Fermented for 10 days and left on lees and stirred for three months for texture.

Food Pairing

Thai cuisine


Blend : Pinot Gris (100%)
ABV : 12.9%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2019
Bottle Size : 750ml


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