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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...

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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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  • Barboursville Vineyards Cabernet Franc Orange County Reserve 2008


    This gets extra points because it's a killer wine from Virginia. Fresh berries on the nose. Solid integrated oak with great pepper and dusty dry tannins. Great with vegetable pizza. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2

  • Barboursville Vineyards Viognier Reserve 2009


    creamy a mango smoothie. Some nice sour pineapple too. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2

  • This is by far the best Valpolicella I've had in a long time. If you have tried ... ... ruby color with hints of orange. The nose was elegant and complex with spicy notes that compliment the ripe berry and floral aromas. This is a full-bodied valpolicella with velvety tannins and a finish that is unforgettable. Read More

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  • Blackenbrook Vineyard is thrilled to be the first vineyard in the South Island ... ... Turkish delight and orange blossom aromas that are reflected in the sweet, intenseflavours.Delightfully balanced with soft minerality and tantalising ginger spice flavours in the verylong finish and the ripe acidity leaves your mouth watering for more of th... Read More

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  • See this article?  on the front-page there?Well, it's a good read and one ... Green Olives pickled with Orange & Fennel; Spiced Almonds; Dried Peaches/Pears; two Mini Baguettes; Gearhart Chocolates and a Dried Cherry White Chocolate Biscotti.Your familiar Virginia junky's gonna be putting on a few more lbs. this weekend.  ...I can just tel Read More

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  • Climbing Merlot 2004


    Quite smooth, surprisingly fruity. Drank with some real cherries and a curry. If you can find this wine, buy it! Read More

    Wine review by indymindy

  • Now that autumn is approaching, I want to use one of my favorite fall cooking ... ... or bleu, perhaps with orange blossom honey drizzled on top? Any ideas?????THanks : Read More

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  • We are delighted to announce that we have released three extraordinary wines at ... ... aromas of jasmine and orange peel with hints of rose petals and orange peel. This well balanced wine has pear and peach flavors with crisp acidity followed by layers of green apple. Stainless steel fermented, this mouth watering acidic wine is complimented ... Read More

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  • Barboursville Vineyards Viognier Reserve 2008


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    Wine review by Bret Lewis

  • Barboursville Vineyards Barbera Orange County Reserve 2007


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    Wine review by Bret Lewis

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