Rowlee Wines in New South Wales’ Orange region have swung open the doors to its new restaurant and bar space.

Located at the winery’s award-winning cellar door, Rowlee Dining & Bar features a 40-seat dining room, 20-seat lounge, 20-seat bar, and 20-seat verandah.

The culinary offering is being curated by UK-born Head Chef Simon Furley who most recently comes from a position at Homage and Beechmont Estate in Queensland’s Scenic Rim.

Furley’s menu champions local Orange produce and low-waste practices across a menu of share-style snacks, entrees, mains, and desserts.

Highlights include a coal-roasted market fish; local mushrooms with pumpkin skin sauce and whipped tallow; grilled Bay lobster with shellfish sauce; and a long-fed 300g Angus sirloin with smoked mustard and sweet pickles.

Furley is also joined by Rowlee Dining & Bar Venue Manager Bon Kuil-Hartikainen who comes from roles at local favourite The Union Bank and Rockpool Dining Group.

On the drinks front, guests are able to order from the entire Rowlee Wines portfolio alongside a further list of local and international bottles.

“Here you can enjoy communal, share-style dishes, delicious drinks, generous hospitality, big views, and cosy corners. At Rowlee slow, sunlit lunches can extend into an evening under the stars,” says Rowlee Wines Owner Nicole Samodol.

Rowlee Dining & Bar is open for lunch and dinner from Thursday to Saturday, and for lunch on Sunday.

Rowlee Dining & Bar and Rowlee Cellar Door are located at 19 Lake Canobolas Road, Orange, New South Wales.