New South Wales | Orange

Our Review

Rowlee’s vineyard (chardonnay, pinot noir, pinot gris, riesling, sauvignon blanc, gewürztraminer and Italian varieties arneis and nebbiolo) was planted over 20 years ago by Nik and Deonne Samodol in the high-altitude (950m) cool climate of Orange. Their daughter, Nicole Samodol, and her partner James Manny ‘combine European wine growing heritage with New World practices’ to make the wines in 3 ranges: Rowlee, Single Vineyard and R-Series. The wines are available from the cellar door, specialist wine retailers and restaurants. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Rowlee is a family project that has its roots in the Dalmatian wine country on the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, where the family tradition of grape growing and wine making began. Revived here in Australia by Nik and Deonne Samodol with the establishment of their vineyard in Orange, NSW in 2000. Rowlee combines European wine growing heritage with new world practices to produce grapes and wines that reflect the character of their vineyard located 950m above sea level in the foothills of Mount Canobolas. Today, viticulture and winemaking are overseen by their daughter, Nicole and her partner James. In addition to their Single Vineyard and R-Series wines from their estate on Lake Canobolas Road, grapes are sourced from local growers for their Rowlee brand.


Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Cellar Door


Vineyard and cellar door located on the Cargo Road Wine Trail on the corner of Cargo and Lake Canobolas Roads in the hamlet of Nashdale, a short distance from Orange, NSW.


Wed–Sat 10–5

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Rowlee's Cellar Door and Wine Bar is open every weekend from 11am. Drop in for a tasting or enjoy your favourite wine by the glass in front of the crackling wood fire or on our beautiful sun drenched deck. Gourmet cheeses have been hand selected to compliment varieties.


Gourmet cheeses matched to wines

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Stockists Sydney

Clareville Cellars, Clareville NSW

Stockists Regional

Kelly’s Rugby Hotel Orange NSW
Royal Hotel Orange NSW


Winemaker Nicole Samodol, James Manny
Established 2000
Dozens 7000
Vineyards (area) 8 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours Wed–Sat 10–5
Address 19 Lake Canobolas Road, Nashdale, NSW 2800
Telephone (02) 6365 3047