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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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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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 ...

  • 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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  • Regardless of the Barolo's style, you'll get more of its potential out ... ... crimson core with slight orange and garnet reflections on the rim. The uber-classic nose boasts aromas of blackcurrant, dried violets, pencil lead, leather, wet tobacco, wet clay, a touch of anise, and beautifully integrated baking spices. The palate is dense and ma... Read More

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  • I'm enjoying a rose' from Waters Winery (Walla Walla Washington) that ... and cofermented.  It is orange/tangerine in color and has hints of peach, melon and straw on the nose with similar palate and really nice acidity on the finis Read More

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  • Mjet's tasting of the B/R Compagni Portis inspired me to pull this one out, ... ... wine. Very flowery nose--orange blossoms.  Flavors of various tree fruits are my first taste sensations.  Clearly, I am getting a storng suggestion of apricot, but there is also some sort of citrus there--let's say tangerine.  Mid-palate sensations of earthiness... Read More

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  • Okay apologies to JD and Emark since I haven't posted thanking them for ... let it go for a few of those orange bills.  Or you can trade me the missing properties on the second side of the boar Read More

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  • Interesting evening. We started at the German Ambassador's residence (Dr. ... pictured in black suit with orange tie at the podium, & Mrs. Huberta Von Voss-Wittig) for a reception to honor the upcoming Ring Cycle performances at The Kennedy Center. We start the cycle in mid-May (third series), but the first series starts tomorrow. After some s... Read More

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  • Looking forward to trying these wines. Pick-up is May 1st. Joel going back to ... May 1st from 12-5 at 19320 Orange Ave Sonoma, CA.  PURCHASE YOUR ALLOCATION  Vinting like Kierkegaard Joel, Joe Swan and Andre Tchelistcheff 1974 “Life must be lived forwards but can only be understood backwards.” - Kierkegaard In late 1972 I met Joe Swan and was... Read More

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  • Vino, I've been extolling Soter on these boards this whole decade. Good ... subtle undertones of blood orange and sage. Jonas Mendoza  |  6 in stock  |  $38.99 Kelley Fox 2014 Willamette Valley Mirabai Pinot Noir ARRIVES 4/8A blend of two legendary vineyards, Maresh and Momtazi, Kelley Fox's 2014 Mirabai Pinot Noir is considerably more structu... Read More

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  • Stopped at the Scherrer Spring Open House on my way home from work today. Fred ... at ACME.Mushrooms and blood orange on the nose. Rich dark cherry fruit, bright acidity pushing through with a hint of stems and abundant fruit in the slightly tannic finish. What a great QPR.&nbs Read More

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  • DM, that Elpenor label actually reminded me more of a children's book we ... alive and vibrant. Layers of orange zest, orange marmalade, apricot, ripe peach and a touch of salinity mix with medium plus acidit Read More

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  • Too much GM for me in that recipe, but strong is good!  ;-)  To me the orange liqueur, whether GM or triple sec or Curacao or Cointreau or whatever, is secondary or rather tertiary after the citrus and tequila. It should be subtle, and add a kick of interest, but hang back in the shadows.First thing to remember when buying tequila is to be sure ... Read More

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