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.
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.