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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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  • Dindima Wines Pty Ltd

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

  • Cumulus Wines

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

  • 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...

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Orange on Snooth

  • yield: Makes 4 servings Add corn biscuits (you can find them in the ... ... ... chopped1 teaspoon grated orange peel1 cup water1/2 cup orange juice1 cup yellow rice mix with seasoning packet (from 8-ounce box)1/2 cup (packed) pimiento-stuffed Spanish olives, halved 1 cup chopped fresh cilantroOrange wedgesRead More Read More

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  • Barboursville Vineyards Barbera Orange County Reserve 2002


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    Wine review by phillips87

  • Horton Vineyards Red Blend Orange County Xoco


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    Wine review by wilsonflash5

  • Barboursville Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Monticello Octagon 2004


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    Wine review by phillips87

  • I am pretty new to snooth, and just stumbled across the intro page.  I am ... ... like the CA State Fair, Orange County Fair and SF International Wine Competition in the first years. I feel lucky to work under my step-father, Joe Collins, who is the winemaker and founded the winery with my mother.  One thing which I feel gives him a leg up is... Read More

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  • As Promised {late but eventually} my summary of the dinner in Adelaide Sth ... ... ... of saffron mascarpone, orange Turkish delight & chocolate amaretti was a good dessert but was a little too heavy for my liking at the end of a big night of food and wine, however, it did compliment the D’Yquem well as it has the richness to match the wine b... Read More

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  • I'm looking for recommendations to pair with the following:Salad: Watercress, Jicama & Orange salad with a toasted pumpkin seed vinagretteCrab Tostada: Jumbo lump crab meat with jalapeno and avacadoWas thinking something sparkling or maybe a Reisling.  I'd like to hear your thoughts.   Read More

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  • This is a dinner I am arranging with 20-22 Friends on the 7th May in Adelaide ... ... of Saffron mascarpone, orange Turkish delight & chocolate amaretti1997 Chateau D’ Yquem - Sauter Read More

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  • Anyone else see this article in the WSJ?   Just wondering if it is .../orange-wine-edges-toward-the-mainstream-slightly Read More

    Forum post in the topic Orange Wine

  • Horton Vineyards Norton Orange County 2005


    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

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