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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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  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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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  • Mayfield Vineyard

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

  • 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 ...

  • Philip Shaw

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

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  • Mark, if you haven't already, next time you're in Napa set up a tasting ... old whites that had turned orange in the bottle and two or three unopened reds.  I found this '03 Carlisle petite sirah and thought of all the wine here this has the best chance of still being drinkable.  Unfortunately, the cork broke into pieces and half of it stayed p... Read More

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  • I've packed up and moved south for a while. Currently in Orange Beach Alabama where wine is sold through state run stores. I ventured into Pensacola Florida this week and bought some wine at Aragon Wines, a small shop located near the waterfront. Bodegas Mas Alta Black Slate la Vielle Alta 2015A blend of Grenache, Carignan and just a touch of Ca... Read More

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  • We were in Philadelphia yesterday and this morning, driving up Saturday to ... ... Sandra had a Solerno (blood orange liqueur).  It's not what she ordered, but that is what she received.  She liked it, so no harm done.  Oh, our daughter has a cat too.  It runs in the famil Read More

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  • Winding down from all the Christmas, New Year's Eve and B-day ... was almost clear, full of orange rind, fully integrated tannins and still lively acidity, this PS is dark and inky with loads of ripe dark blue fruit and some some medium grained tannins, creating what I affectionately heard in a Sonoma tasting room as "a purple toothed monster".... Read More

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  •  Big birthdays deserve special wines.  Purchased this a month ago and ... this was fairly translucent orange, almost like a big Rose. Nose - smokey, burnt matches, campfirePalate - orange rind, prunes, nice acid, orange jolly rancher, smooth mellow tannins, medium short finish, just a real pleasure. Overall, great to drink a Barolo that is stil... Read More

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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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