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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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

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  • 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 ...

  • 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...

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  • Climbing Merlot 2004


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    Wine review by glolorenzi

  • Little Boomey Cabernet-Shiraz Blend 2004


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    Wine review by glolorenzi

  • Barboursville Vineyards Sangiovese Orange County Reserve 2007


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    Wine review by lkg11

  • love Cosmopolitan martinis. ... ... I opted for fresh squeezed orange juice rather than more alcohol although a little flavor in the vodka couldn't hurt. Finally, there's no better way to take the edge off a drink than to serve it over ice and water it down a touch.The first try was remarkably clo... Read More

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  • Get ready for a fun evening tasting 5 wonderfully aromatic Muscats06 Trimbach, ... Hall, Margaret's Vineyard, Orange Muscat, Paso Robles, CA07 Domaine Gardies, Las Cabes, Vin de pays des Cotes Catalanes, FR06 Grof Degenfeld, Muscat Lunel, Tokaji, Hungary08 Santa Barbara Winery, Orange Muscat, Santa Barbara County, CAPaired with delicious foods... Read More

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  • Barboursville Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Orange County 2006


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    Wine review by jastone7373

  • Barboursville Vineyards Cabernet Franc Orange County Reserve 2002


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  • Barboursville Vineyards Barbera Orange County Reserve 2002


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    Wine review by rss6r

  • Californias Sierra foothills appellation spans across some of the least ... Vineyards NV Orange Muscat Amador 12.5%Gorgeously fragrant nose full of black tea, orange blossom, light passion fruit and pink grapefruit tones. Really intense and fresh and gently frizzante with a honied tone to the warm citrus fruit tones and  an easy appeal. Some te... Read More

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  • We sampled some 2005 Bordeaux last night, only two of the wines were decanted ... finish. Berries and some orange peel became evident over time.4. LHermitage de Bel Air-Pommerol Spicy to moderate finish- very astringent and highly acidic, still apparent after an hour or two.5. Ch La Sacristie Fronsac Long and spicy finish, leathery with some ... Read More

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