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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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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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  • 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 ...

  • 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...

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  • D'oh The problem is with rotating it on a PC.iPhones keep track of ... of April 12 of this year on Orange Ave NE in Roanoke VA with his iPhone 5. Scary stuff e Read More

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  • It's not the University of California at Santa Barbara. This is for Orange Countians, or refugees from Orange County.  However, specifically, it is best known among former and, I would imagine, current residents of the city of Santa Ana.Returning to the wine theme, and humbly standing in for GregT, about 10 years ago, Mt Palomar had an outstandi... Read More

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  • TASTING DIRTY AND ROWDY WITH HARDY WALLACE - Puchdown Cellars - Santa Rosa ... ... Lightly cloudy with an orange tinge. Right out of bottle the fruit is shy. The nose expressed rocks, jalapeño pith and light citrus. After swishing and warming up the mouth has mandarin and jalapeño, followed up by pineapple lifesaver. Light fruit up front, cris... Read More

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  • "I have not been back to China since a lengthy visit prior to the changes ... ... is 'moderate', orange is 'unhealthy for sensitive groups', red is 'unhealthy', purplish blue is 'very unhealthy', and that brownish-burgundy/maroon is 'hazardous'.To put it mildly, China's industrialization has its downside--both for the country's citizens, and ... Read More

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  • Easy.Garnacha.Pour it into a large container. Add some lemon juice, some lime ... sliced lime, thinly sliced orange, some sugar or simple syrup, some sparkling water, some pineapple juice or orange juice, some Cointreau, maybe some strawberries or other good ripe fruit, and maybe part of a vanilla pod. Stir it all up, let it sit for a while, a... Read More

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  • OK, I nominate this thread for the longest animated corpse in Snooth ... use ... use LOTS of pineapple and orange and lemon and.... Of course most of the worst was from Japanese winemakers, though South America was also represented. The people doing the bidding at the auction had an unerring instinct for roping out any wine worth drinking, and... Read More

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  • Just to add to this list, I tasted another great rose...  the 2013 Lioco ...  Very bright, has that orange essence I like so much, a bit of strawberry, and a nice minerality.  Highly recommend, and IME, sells out fast. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Rose'... wine for summer!


  • Roosters Foundation of Orange CountyA charity wine tastingListing Of Wineries Pouring – May 3, 2014February 1, 2014 By admin Leave a CommentPassport to WineSaturday, May 3, 20142pm-6pmOld Ranch Country Club in Seal BeachWhat better way to spend a Saturday afternoon; sampling premium, high profile, highly rated wines and enjoying delicious hot an... Read More

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  • So i am getting flooded with emails from various wineries updating on their ... and like... dry, crisp, with orange peel.  It is a commonly distributed wine, which is why I can try it.   I am interested in others that are attainable...Realistically here, Roses are not always big sellers, and they are meant for drinking now.  Typically, they ar... Read More

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  • I'm no expert on Loire reds, but I confess to liking them a lot and ... ... way. I am imagining the Orange County (Emark and Lingprof host) Cab Frank Throwdown. GregT, that poor woman had no idea who she was dealing with, but it's a tribute to your adaptability, not her ignorance, that, notwithstanding your pallor from not being able to tan fo... Read More

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