My family booked a stay at one of the cabins for a week. The place while of adequate size was sparsely furnished with an absolute minimum of any nice touches. The entire place was grotty and tired. The outside of the cabin had not been brushed down since the day it was built. You could not appreciate a view from the windows because they were so filthy. All the crockery and cutlery was grimey and we noticed there was not even a cleaning cloth provided. The water had an odour, and the septic tank in front of the building permeated the area. We abandoned our stay and found far superior accommodation for a better price. You would have expected that for a week's booking at such a huge winery/orchard they may have provided a bottle of wine, jam or fruit, but juice and milk was all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Borry and Gaye operate the successful horticultural and vineyard enterprise “Borrodell Vineyard” in the Towac Valley near Orange NSW. The property includes a restaurant with underground wine cellar / function centre and eco-friendly cottage and suite accommodation.The well-vegetated and stunning slopes house cool-climate grape varieties, as well as cherries, over 170 different varieties of heritage apples and plums. Black Perigord Truffles are also grown on the property. Around 20% of the farm area is dedicated to native vegetation and conservation. The cool climate wines include: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Cherry liqueur, Cherry port and a Sparkling Wine made in the French Champagne style. The 2008 gewürztraminer received 96 points (top ranking) from James Halliday, and was voted best in Australia in its category. Many previous vintages have also received medals and accolades from various wine shows throughout Australia.The onsite restaurant has a reputation not only as a complete fine dining experience but also for the stunning views it haqs to offer - an unforgettable experience.Borry and Gaye love to receive guests and take pride in sharing the beauty of Borrodell Vineyard. Come and enjoy it for yourself. ... more less