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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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Varietals Produced in Orange View all

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

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  • Philip Shaw

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

  • 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 ...

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  • Horton Vineyards Norton Orange County 2005

    Snoothrank:

    I am intrigued by the Norton varietal. While this is not my favorite representation of it, I was lucky enough to partake of a bottle of Keswick Norton Reserve last year and it was awesome! I don't remember the vintage, but I believe it was a 2004. A co-worker of mine worked at the winery on weekends in the tasting room, and she was able to sc... Read More

    Wine review by Imperial210


  • Greetings. I have been looking for a place that carries (or is used to ... ... sizes. I am located around Orange County, CA, so I suppose I should contact Hi Time, but I thought I would ask here first. Thanks in advanc Read More

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  • Angullong Pinot Gris Orange Fossil Hill 2006

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    A gentle spicy, fresh explotion. You don't need anything to eat with this wine. !!! Read More

    Wine review by soobadoo


  • Cumulus Shiraz Orange Climbing 2009

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    I'm not usually a fan of red wines but I've purchased 3 bottles of this stuff now. Very light tasting, semi-sweet, goes great with the expected stuff (example: pasta) but makes a great general drinking wine as well. Read More

    Wine review by stephaniearcher


  • Rosemount Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Orange Orange Vineyard 2002

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    Smooth and complex - good value at NZ$24 (special @ our local supermarket) but overpriced at the usual price of NZ$40. Read More

    Wine review by ninjabert


  • Climbing Wines Shiraz Orange 2005

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    The twist of a screw top reveals a musky aroma of leather, violets and a trace of vanilla on the nose. There is a fruity blueberry and plum taste on the swirl which communicates a definite structure replete with surprisingly stiff tannins. Seductive and smooth, this offering still appears to be young in the bottle with additional cellaring re... Read More

    Wine review by KentuckyHillbilly


  • Hey everyone,So my favorite wine, Matchbook Blockhouse vintage 2004, is no ... ... I'm in need of a supplier in Orange County, CA, or if anyone has any recomendations for a replacement wine I'd be much appreiciative. Does anyone have any recomendations???Cheers,~Ry Read More

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  • Horton Vineyards Port Blend Orange County Vintage Port 1999

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    No written review

    Wine review by CraigH


  • Horton Vineyards Viognier Orange County 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by CraigH


  • Horton Vineyards Norton Orange County 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by CraigH


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