THE vice-chancellor and president of Charles Sturt University (CSU), professor Andrew Vann, opened the new cellar door at CSU in Orange on Monday.
CSU Winery marketing manager Justin Byrne said the creation of the cellar door in Orange by the university was a great initiative.
“It recognises the importance of the vineyard as a fruit source for the Charles Sturt University Winery and the importance of the Orange wine region as a small but important player in the Australian wine industry,” Mr Byrne said.
“ This new use for the machinery centre enhances the building and gives it new life in a very dynamic local industry. The location, opposite the chardonnay vineyard, is ideal for enhancing the understanding of the connection between the growing of grapes and the making and selling of wine.”
The 18-hectare vineyard at CSU in Orange is planted with a number of grape varieties: chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, riesling, pinot gris, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot.
For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/winery