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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...

  • Merlot

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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 ...

  • Mayfield Vineyard

    Our single-vineyard wines are hand crafted to produce wines of great complexity without a winer...

  • Philip Shaw

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

  • Cumulus Wines

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

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  • Was just revisiting some observations on 9/11 and its likely aftermath that ... be writing about the Fading Orange Man. Whoa Nellie. Read More

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  • This really is good, envigorating, refreshing wine. Love the Aeolians, and ... ... yellow-gold, with aromas of orange blossom, acacia honey, white peach, preserved lemon, green herbs, and caper brine. The wine is very tactile, starting out lush and fruity then buttoning up on the finish with mouthwatering acidity and minerality. This is a youn... Read More

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  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... of blackberry liqueur, blood orange, rose, black pepper, brown spices, earth and licorice. On the palate the wine is very complex with blackberry and red currant fruit, earth, spice and citrus with a long intense finish of black fruits and earth that lingers on t... Read More

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  • Liking that Liquid Farm Roger. I picked up a Golden Slope at Bottle Barn a ... ... a ... elegant, cranberry, orange peel, pine needle, great minerality and acidity. This has an edginess to it that made it very interesting. Wonderfully refreshing @ 12.7abv2009 Arnot-Roberts Cabernet Sauvignon Fellom Ranch - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, ... Read More

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  • Last one's good. In your shark naming, not seeing Feinstein as having too ... ... another image of the Orange Man (notice that he's toned the color scheme down lately): &nbs Read More

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  • Mark, what was the Hollywood Bowl 'boorishness'? And how were the ... ... Scala Ballet Company down in Orange County in the next few weeks.  I'm guessing that we won't be making i Read More

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  • Saturday NightMy brother Paul and his Wife Kate came over from Melbourne - ... ... followed by Half Duck L'Orange with steamed vegetable - Carrot cauliflower broccoli and potatoA great night with siblings and then home for a night cap of the left over St Hugo Shiraz from Thursday night and the boss has a leftover Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Pinot ... Read More

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  • Interesting.  My (totally uninformed) guess is that this wine is fine but not compelling. Read More

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  • Have you ever heard about "2007 Lazarus Wine "Orange Label" Ribera del Gallego-Cinco Villas". It has very interesting story.Lazarus is made by people who are blind and uses the Braille alphabet.Here are the notes about it.A truly unique project, Lazarus Wine trains people in "sensorial winemaking," a way for those without sight to finely tune th... Read More

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  • The ride to Sturgis would take me a few weeks just to get there,  No, ... ... dog you could find in Orange County.AND, of course, he had a Harley.  He really did this.  He shipped it back to SD, picked it up somewhere and rode 20 miles, or so, into Sturgi Read More

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