2018 Swinging Bridge #005 Pet Nat Riesling

Orange, NSW

Fun, funky and delightfully spritzy - Tom Ward's second Pet Nat is delicious!



About The Wine

Tom Ward is really getting a handle on the dark art of making Pet Nat under his # range

This is a naturally fermenting Riesling from one of Tom's blocks in Orange. This is Tom's second release of a Pet-Nat, and it's fair to say he's got a good eye for the style. 

You know you're on a good thing with Pet-Nat when you can taste the variety, and all the delicious cool-climate Riesling notes shine through here. It's hazy and a little funky, but crisp and refreshing at the same time.

Bang up job done here by Tom. It's crisp, it's fizzy, it's a truckload of fun to drink.

About Swinging Bridge Wines

Swinging Bridge is one of Orange’s premier producers.

This 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 for the future for Orange and NSW wine.

Swinging Bridge owner and winemaker, Tom Ward
Swinging Bridge owner and winemaker, Tom Ward
Orange, NSW

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Crisp apple cider, some talcy, chewy, tactile sensations. It sings with varietal character. Lemon, lime and green apple, a lift of floral perfume amongst the haze. Such a good version of Pet-Nat. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

Pétillant-naturel (Pét Nat). Fresh. Spritzy.

Fine Bead. Cloudy.

Green apple. Lemon blossom.

Vibrant. Fresh cut apple. Limes.


Food Pairing
Fresh young cheeses such as mozzarella and ricotta.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Closure : Crown
Drink Until : 2019
Bottle Size : 750ml


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