By Christine Salins
Mayfield Vineyard is not only one of the most picturesque vineyards in the Orange Region, it’s also a site where history is palpable. It’s apparent the minute you set eyes on the beautiful cellar door, located in a 100-year-old schoolhouse overlooking a lake and vines.
Originally home to the Wiradjuri people, the land became one of the most significant rural land holdings in colonial NSW.
In 1813, explorer William Charles Wentworth was one of the first Europeans to cross the Blue Mountains. He was subsequently granted the property as a thank-you from the Governor of NSW…