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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...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Barboursville Vineyards Barbera Orange County Reserve 2002


    No written review

    Wine review by CraigH

  • Horton Vineyards Pear Orange County Pear Port NV


    This is the only pear port I have been able to find and thus I give it 4 "stars" for originality and good taste. We had a pear port in a similar looking bottle, tried this one and it wasn't it... however... we were happily surprised and this one is a keeper. It's super sweet and a little thick- I have been told that it's a great base for sangria! Read More

    Wine review by lingotskin

  • Would love to hear yours...Here are a few of mine: 2/3 champagne to 1/3 late harvest orange muscat (Nebbia Winery); 2/3 champagne to 1/3 pomegranite late harvest wine (Bargetto winery), dash Grand Marnier; 2/3 champagne with 1/3 raspberry frambrois (Bonny Doon Vineyards), squeeze of lemon.I know it's after new year's, but I can always find a ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Fav Champagne cocktails...

  • Horton" Chateau le Cabin" Blueberry NV


    I really like this wine. I wasn't expecting much and purchased to have on hand for random guest :-) ....well , I tasted the wine and it's delicious. I had it at room temp - initially a little bitter, but after letting it breathe for about 20 mins, the sweetness and blueberry flavor came through. I think I will try some of the other fruits by ... Read More

    Wine review by SageBrotha

  • Horton Stonecastle Rose 1999


    No written review

    Wine review by cstep0906

  • Horton Stonecastle Rose 1999


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    Wine review by cstep0906

  • Rosemount Orange Shiraz 2001


    We drank this 2001 Rosemount Orange Vineyard Shiraz in Dec '09, over a nice steak dinner. It's still pretty fresh with a very white pepper nose. Not a lot of complexity on the finish. S enjoyed it more than I did. Read More

    Wine review by chock

  • Madison Gewürztraminer Tres Bien Prince Michel 2002


    I love this wine it was a gift that has a very smooth yet middle sweet flavor that last.... please help me find this palate pleasing wine. I give it 4.5 stars Read More

    Wine review by Michelle Thomas

  • Horton Niagara White Usa Virginia NV


    My boyfriend's favorite wine. Too sweet for me to accompany meals, but I agree it's a good sipping wine. Read More

    Wine review by lilwolfgirl

  • I am writting an article for my school newspaper, The Rebel Yell at UNLV, and ... ... salt rub and a cranberry-orange sauce. On the plate I will also have shiitake mushrooms sauteed with garlic cloves, and eggplant rolls filled with goat cheese and basil. Im serving it with a 2006 J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot. I would love to hear some opin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Merlot and Lamb

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