Justin Byrne & Meg Simpson own and operate Strawhouse Wines, a boutique winery in the cool climate Orange Wine Region, NSW, Australia. We planted our vineyard in 1997. We live in a strawbale house that we built in 1998 on our vineyard outside of Orange. We make small amounts of fine wine under the Strawhouse label. The vineyard, at 800m, slopes to the north and east mitigating frost risk. It borders Canobolas-Smith and shares its’ north facing slope on the famed basalt soils of the slopes of Mt. Canobolas.