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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • Philip Shaw

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

  • 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 ...

  • Mayfield Vineyard

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

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  • Weird title right?Who pulls Beaujolais from the cellar you might ask. Well I do ... ... spiced beef notes dried orange peelSoft and almost lush with plenty of acid and only a whisper of tannin supporting the dried strawberry fruit. And mandarin orange notes There are nice background notes of mossy earth, tea and Asian spice chocolate on the mi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic From the Cellar - Beaujolais

  • Barboursville Vineyards Barbera Orange County Reserve 2003


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    Wine review by Coriolanus

  • Barboursville Vineyards Barbera Orange County Reserve 2003


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    Wine review by Coriolanus

  • Rosemount Estate Merlot Diamond 2006


    Deep, dark red colour ; black cherry and plum aromas with a hint of spice. Medium bodied in palate with flavors of plum , chocolate and oak. Read More

    Wine review by morlotte

  • This is my new Favorite Cocktail, for my introduction to which I copiously ... ... ... softer taste)2 dashes orange bitters (although I don't think much of it generally, I actually like Fee's for this. I think Angostura's and the Bitter Truth's may also work well but, regrettably, I don't have any of either at the moment to try. Regan's is to... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Recipe: the Attention

  • Barboursville Vineyards Chardonnay Blend Orange County Brut NV


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    Wine review by MizzBee

  • Barboursville Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Orange County NV


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    Wine review by MizzBee

  • Barboursville Vineyards Cabernet Franc Orange County Reserve 2006


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    Wine review by MizzBee

  • While this is a follow up post to my 2005 Barolo tasting notes, which can be ... with a real nuance of blood orange, precise, classic feel, medium bodied, transparent on the palate as well with subtle strawberry and blood orange fruit, a bit simple but very attractively styled and easy to drink even today, fresh and clean on the bracing finish... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Alba Wine Exhibition 2006...

  • Philip Shaw Shiraz No 2005


    This is not a typical Australian Shiraz. This driks more like a good Rhone or a Chateuaneuf. Medium-full bodied with aromas of berries and pie spice. It the mouth it shows mutiple layers of flavors with fine tannins. It is perfectly balanced and has a very pleasant and long finish. Flavors of berries and apricot are intermingled with with n... Read More

    Wine review by Alexr79

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