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Initially known as the Central Highlands, the Orange region, centred on the slopes of Mount Canobolas, has long been an important orchard area producing apples, pears and cherries. An experimental viticultural station was established at nearby Molong in the 1940’s, but vines were first planted commercially in 1980. Due to restricted opportunities for irrigation, major vineyard development has slowed since 2000 and much effort is now being put into raising the profile of the region on the national and international stage. The region is home to many small premium operators. The climate is strongly influenced by and largely dependent on elevation. Overall, mild to warm midsummer mean temperatures, seldom rising above 32°C (90°F), are offset by cool to very cool nights during the growing season. The rainfall predominates in winter and spring while the three driest months are February, March and April, making supplementary irrigation highly desirable. Wind is both friend and foe. On the one hand it Read more »

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Cumulus Wines

    Share our passion for wines made from grapes grown in the high altitude region of Orange and the ...

  • Dindima Wines Pty Ltd

    Dindima (din-dee-ma) in the language of the Wiradjuri people means "group of stars". Our Dindima ...

  • Mayfield Vineyard

    Our single-vineyard wines are hand crafted to produce wines of great complexity without a winer...

  • Philip Shaw

    The dream started long before the acquisition of Koomooloo (vineyard site) in 1988. Philip spent ...

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  • Bonjour!Please accept my introduction today. Currently, I am Proprietor of La Maison d' Orange, an upscale bed and breakfast, located in Orange, Texas; seeking to improve my knowledge of wines and purchase wines for La Maison clientele. You can preview La Maison on FB and Yelp. Calm is our motto here and that also includes wine tastings. La Mais... Read More

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  • wow! I've seen some funny blackberry wines but... orange?! The only Orange wine I aware of - is a Screwdriver... Thanks for info anyway, now I'm excited to taste the difference! Read More

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  • I know plenty of people who helped build the Net we know today, not for large ... currently foisted on us. Can orange man do anything but bully and bumble and damage and destroy? And play golf poorly, 'flirt' abusively, tweet nastily and eat crappily?Imagine if I was a teenager today I'd be furiously discovering how to maneuver around the grow... Read More

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  • Interesting review from Jancis Robinson on the Bera Barbaresco. Where I was ... ruby with orange tinges. Intriguing minerally nose with hints of nutmeg and still very backward. Very stubborn and closed on the palate. Potentially big, with lots of demanding tannins too. Untouchable for the moment.” (17 out of 20 points) (Special Order) -- 05/04/201 Read More

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  • We put together an article about orange wine a few months ago. We are seeing a little bit of a trend at California wine tastings. Read More

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  • Wasn't really talking about the larger, longer-term issues like ... for Trump to wrap his orange cells around, of course...Oh, and Al I can understand your impatient hope for a quick solution to the hemorrhaging political credibility and health of the US before some even-more-nasty critical mass is reached, whether international crisis or domes... Read More

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  • That would have to be transparent, colorless crystal, right? The kind that ... ... ;-)I do think the black and orange color scheme of the pottery the wealthy folk used would work well with deep (or lighter, depending on how diluted) purple wines, especially in candle, fire or oil-lamp light. Read More

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  • Was just revisiting some observations on 9/11 and its likely aftermath that ... be writing about the Fading Orange Man. Whoa Nellie. Read More

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  • This really is good, envigorating, refreshing wine. Love the Aeolians, and ... ... yellow-gold, with aromas of orange blossom, acacia honey, white peach, preserved lemon, green herbs, and caper brine. The wine is very tactile, starting out lush and fruity then buttoning up on the finish with mouthwatering acidity and minerality. This is a youn... Read More

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  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... of blackberry liqueur, blood orange, rose, black pepper, brown spices, earth and licorice. On the palate the wine is very complex with blackberry and red currant fruit, earth, spice and citrus with a long intense finish of black fruits and earth that lingers on t... Read More

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