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2021 Swinging Bridge Mrs Payten Chardonnay

Orange, NSW

Delicious, full-flavoured Chardonnay from one of Orange's best producers.

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$35.00

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This wine always over delivers for its price, year after year.

Shanteh Wale (Halliday Wine Companion)

About the Wine

The Mrs Payten Chardonnay is one of Swinging Bridges most sought after wines, as well as being a personal favourite of theirs.

Tom Ward loves to show off the potential of the Orange regions ability to produce stellar wines, and this Chardy does just that. It's a display of the high quality cool-climate fruit grown in the region, coming together in a smooth and fine drop that gives off peachiness, minerality and mouth-watering citrus.

It's one that will keep you reaching for a top-up.

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
Additional Info

From the Producer

Mrs Payten has fruit sourced from the reknowned 'Caldwell Lane' and 'Hill Park' Vineyard, which both sit at 900 metres. The resulting wine has an alluring nose of green apple & white peach. On the palate it is smooth and medium-bodied with subtle citrus flavours and a fine acid line carrying the finish long.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Tom
Winemaker Tom
Orange, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
The Real Review

"Light to mid-yellow colour and a spicy bouquet that reflects some smart oak maturation. The wine is very lively in the mouth with bright and slightly shrill acidity. Lots of lemon flavour here, good intensity and vivacious fruit-and-acid interplay. Long carry. An appetising and moreish chardonnay." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

93Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"The fruit for the 2021 Mrs Payten is picked from blocks within the Hill Park and Caldwell Lane Vineyards. Chilled for 36 hours and whole-bunch pressed. The wine consistency shows off the elegance of the cool-climate Orange region. Pomelo segments, elderflower, white peach and a whiff of chalkboard dust. The wine whisks through the palate with energy, and a freshness of lemonade on a hot day. A fine pithy texture followed by a creamy yoghurt and almond milk quality. This wine always over delivers for its price, year after year." - Shanteh Wale (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

FaQs

Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

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Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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