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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...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

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

  • 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...

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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 ...

  • 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 ...

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  • This is a classic, that I keep meaning to post about and then either forget or ... like Cinzano)½ fresh orange juice (ideally, squeeze this from juice oranges, rather than pouring it from a carton)Shake on ice, strain into a cocktail glass.The Canonical recipes for this drink call for equal parts of those same ingredients (usually ¾ each), but... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Recipe: Blood & Sand


  • We had a great tasting last night and it focused on one of my favorite grapes, ... ... berry, green pepper and orange rind on the palate. A solid showing and good reception for a slightly abrasive, slightly closed yet fine Chinati.Flight 410 - 2005 Kuleto Estate Napa Valley 14.8% $20Groups 6th, my 6thEddie noted ripe sweet fruit with salty ol... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sangiovese GTi


  • A follow up to the first tasting though with more of an Italian slant this ... ... this ... mint, spice, dried orange peel, old wet leather, soil, and even a hint of truffle emerge on this effusive and complex nose. A brilliant nose. Bright acids and a touch of fat up front yield to a nice layer of astringent tannins that coat the mouth wit... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sangiovese PTP 2


  • Barboursville Vineyards Viognier Reserve 2006

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  • Barboursville Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Orange County 2006

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  • Barboursville Vineyards Rosé Blend Orange County Cabernet Blanc NV

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  • Well this was an unusual evening, a Sangiovese tasting with most of the wines ... cherries and a bit of dried orange peel round out the nose which turns sweeter and grapier with airing. . Lovely mouthfeel, precise, balanced, full of soft tannins and juicy acids supporting just ripe red fruits in an elegant and lean expression of Sangiovese. Cl... Read More

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  • In coordination with Snooth's Global Tasting initiative I scheduled our Panel ... ... He found blueberry pie, orange rind and a hint of rubber aromas with some stewed tomatoes on the palate feeling that there was a lot up front but not enough in the back. In contrast Mike found this to be the most elegant of the flight with black cherry, ba... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Syrah PTP


  • I admit it; I love to go out for dinner.  I love it even more someone else ... ... rillette - endive & orange marmaladecrispy baby artichokes - onion rings, garlic confit, meyer lemon, sweet carrot puree, fines herbes aioliSecond Appetizer: 2002 Rochioli Estate PinotNext up was a great wine from one of the greatest cult wine producer in Sonom... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Dinner with a wine maker


  • Horton Stonecastle Pink Rose Not Defined Other U.S NV

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