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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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  • Syrah

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

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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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  • Lindeman - what DV said. Try it and see what happens. Sometimes it's really ... colored and the apricots are orange, you know there was some sulfur added.Same with wine - w/out sulfur the juice will turn brown and taste bad. The Romans used to burn some sulfur in the amphora or barrel before adding the wine, and in many places that's still done... Read More

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  • @ vinovino:  Okay, I release my thoughts on my recent post of the ... ... of flint and grass. Also Orange peel on the nose, on the palate, lemon, citrus, white peach with hints of chalk and salinity. A tiny touch of sweetness around 1.8 residual sugar with great acidity. It lingers in a lovely fashion of freshness. If you dig deeper there's a ... Read More

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  • Last week I met Jon to trade some bottles.  We met at Hi Time Liquor in ... in ... lavender, beeswax, orange blossom, white peach, and a lush, elegant finish. Mountain Chenin Blanc.12.6% alc. 2013 Trousseau – Sonoma Coast – 5 barrels producedPlanted at 1400 feet 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean, our section of the Bohan Vineyard sits in gravell... Read More

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  • Getting back on track here I thought I'd add something different, at least ... but not too many folks make orange wine out of it. More of a Semillon nose than Sauv Blanc, The palate is a little simple and sweet up front but the skins show up mid-palate and linger late along with the acidity. Interesting, paired well with our Asian inspired din... Read More

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  • I definitely cannot post this one under v v's "completely ... winner, winner.  Orange blossom on the nose.  Light on the tongue with hints of citrus and tart peach.  Not a big buttery California Chardonnay.  This one seems to be lightly oaked with wonderful acid refreshness Read More

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  • Wow! This thread is getting a lot of responses! Way to make me feel welcomed! ... reference! I remember the Orange robes and tambourines too. I finished off the Brewer Clifton tonight and always enjoy how a wine tastes the second day. My wife is out of town otherwise it would have been gone yesterday! Here's a picture of her and her girlfriend... Read More

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  • So for Spanish wine drinkers, Albarino is fairly common, more so in the Rias ... with hints of lemon cream, orange peel, a touch of baking spice, and a medium finish. Anyone have a favorite CA albarino producer?  The only CA albarino I've tried was made by Pasoport located in Paso Roble Read More

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  • Horton Vineyards Concord Orange County Sweet Concord NV

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  • My husband just does not like the taste of alcohol at all.  The only thing ... designated driver!We live in Orange County, VA at the foothills of the Blue Ridge so we can drive about 5 minutes in any direction and hit multiple distilleries, wineries & breweries. I'd say that yes, I probably prefer sweet wines...I don't like very acidic ingredie... Read More

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  • This offer from Ian Cauble is looking pretty attractive, too... Winter has ... Nebbiolo, there is a slight orange tint to the rim, but otherwise this is an obviously young and fresh wine. On the nose, it possesses a gorgeous blend of black and red fruits, violets, rose petals, crushed rock and pipe tobacco. On the palate, it is everything I wan... Read More

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