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Bright future steeped in history

The Grange’s story goes back nearly 200 years. Famous characters, hard work and Aussie ingenuity are built into its walls, work sheds and historic graveyard. It’s one of the few privately owned colonial homes listed by the NSW Office of State Heritage.


It’s about to be home of the best whisky in Australia too, the world even. We bet the Jones Family Farm on it.

Working Farm

The Grange has been with the Jones family since 1972. As well as Australia’s finest spirits, we run a working sheep farm of
400 acres alongside the
Fish River.

Next Chapter

We’re putting Bathurst on
the world map, by making
The Grange into an international destination for great
Whisky & Gin.

Famous characters

The Grange has hosted famous characters such as Charles Darwin and Brett Whiteley. 
Rich in history, the area was named 'Bathurst' by New South Wales Governor Lachlan Macquarie, who ended the 1808 Rum Rebellion.

The Grange

est. 1823

Home, Farm, & Distillery

The Grange (est. 1823) sits on the lush Macquarie Plains, amongst clear country air and fresh mountain water from the majestic Blue Mountains.


The historic estate has been visited by many famous characters over the years, including Charles Darwin and artist Brett Whiteley.

Sue & Toby

Toby has been working the family farm with his father Ted since a teenager. Sue moved to Bathurst with baby Nick during the university years, Toby was studying at Charles Sturt University. Both have a long history with The Grange property and farmstead. Now, they’re pursuing their dreams to create premium spirits using ingredients grown on the farm. 



Inspired by the Whisky distilleries in Tasmania, Nick Jones, together with Sue & Toby, could see the potential to produce Whisky in the cool climate region of Bathurst.

It also looked like a lot of fun.

Nick is passionate about paddock to bottle sustainably produced spirits. He and his partner Alice love to collaborate with other local producers around the region. 

Get in touch

Bathurst Grange Distillery
3249 O'Connell Road,

Bathurst, NSW

Australia, 2795

+61 (0) 439 334 936

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