By James Atkinson

Around 120 family, friends, dignitaries and media were in attendance as Philip Shaw Wines officially opened its new Orange cellar door and gardens last Thursday.

Son Damian Shaw, the company’s marketing and sales manager, told guests at the launch that his father had been making wine for over 50 years and has had a vineyard in Orange for 25 years.

“We’ve been making wine with Dad’s name on it now for 10 years and today we open this and it’s testament to a lot of hard work from a lot of people,” he said.

L-R: Philip Shaw, Mayor John Davis and Damian Shaw

Mayor of Orange, John Davis said it was fantastic to see the involvement of the entire Shaw family in the project.

“They should be very proud of it. It’s great to see so many other wine producers here that have got fantastic premises… This sets the mark now, I’ve got to say.”

The development includes upgrades to a historic stone cottage on the company’s Shiralee Road property with new kitchen and reception facilities.

Shaw received a Federal Government grant to showcase different horticultural methods at the site, which alongside vineyards comprises fruit and nut plantations, a vegetable garden, and in future phases, a Chinese garden and an oak forest where Shaw plans to cultivate truffles.

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