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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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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 ...

  • Cumulus Wines

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

  • 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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Orange on Snooth

  • In my recent "Introducing myself" (see Fullbottle) I inadvertently (well, not ... that would have challenged orange juice for the sugar content - not a good experience Read More

    Forum post in the topic Oz Sparkling Shiraz (and...

  • September and October around is the beginning of hairy crab season. They are ... is eating the rich yellow/orange coloured roe of the hairy crabs. Some guys just don't eat the meat and only taste the yolk. However, some customers from UK, they just eat all the meat from legs part and leave the yolk alone. And in fact eating the roe does your ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hairy Crab- have you try it?

  • Broadfield Stormcrow Cabernet Merlot 2008


    Intense black- red in colour,this cool climate wine has lifted redcurrant and cassis aromas,underpinned with vanillan oak notes.The palate is rich with excellent varietal definition of black fruits and plums and harmonious oak.It possesses fine tannins and produces a dry flavoursome finish.Perfect with just about any red meat dish. Read More

    Wine review by gbhunter

  • Rosemount Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Orange Orange Vineyard 2002


    On first taste, this is really good. Pours a dark purple, dark cherry, blackberry, tar, slight liquorice and a controlled cool spice are the main factors. But after a couple of glasses the complexity seems to get a little lost and starts melding towards mass produced standard Aussie Cab Sav. Maybe letting it breathe is the wrong thing to do as i... Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley

  • A Texas Wine and Food Experience Gone to the DogsWhat better way to appreciate ... ... Parmesan Polenta & orange glazed carrotsPecan Chocolate Chip PieServed with homemade French vanilla ice cream More details at: Texas, wine, Dining Chez Vous, Brennan, Becker, Vineyards, Viognier, Cabernet, Sauvignon... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Texas Wine and Food...

  • Domaine de la Janasse Merlot Blend Vin de Pays de la Principauté d'Orange Terre de Bussière 2006


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    Wine review by winolee

  • Hamiltons Bluff Sangiovese Orange 2002


    I enjoyed two bottles of this fine wine delivered by a citizen of Canowindra, Pete Lowe, this summer (2009). It was a classic Sangiovese hit - spice, unctuous cherry flavour - superb. Read More

    Wine review by Andy McLean

  • Domaine la Soumade Cabernet Sauvignon Vin de Pays de la Principauté d'Orange 2004


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    Wine review by BVWineS

  • Stockman's Ridge Wines Rider Shiraz 2008


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    Wine review by jonathan1

  • Just returned to Fla from the wine vineyards throughout Washington state and ... be in the Palm Springs, and Orange County in September? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Tasting in Washinton...

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