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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...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

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  • Mayfield Vineyard

    Our single-vineyard wines are hand crafted to produce wines of great complexity without a winer...

  • 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 ...

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  • Have you ever heard about "2007 Lazarus Wine "Orange Label" Ribera del Gallego-Cinco Villas". It has very interesting story.Lazarus is made by people who are blind and uses the Braille alphabet.Here are the notes about it.A truly unique project, Lazarus Wine trains people in "sensorial winemaking," a way for those without sight to finely tune th... Read More

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  • The ride to Sturgis would take me a few weeks just to get there,  No, ... ... dog you could find in Orange County.AND, of course, he had a Harley.  He really did this.  He shipped it back to SD, picked it up somewhere and rode 20 miles, or so, into Sturgi Read More

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  • Fox, that I gifted that Titus to you mostly because I know that you like ... ... ... this one I'm geting orange.  What do you call that white stuff just below the zest on the peel fo citrus fruit?  Y'know the sensation you get on the side of your tongue and on your cheeks when you eat that?  I'm getting that sensation.  Interesting..  Fun, en... Read More

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  • MY FIRST VISIT TO BERN'S STEAKHOUSE - Tampa (4/8/2017)Like any true ... roasted meat and a citrusy orange zest. It had a gamey edge that wasn't bretty gamey just hard to pin down. Medium minus bodied, showing some of its age with black cherry and a briney saline kinda olive note with just a bit of bacon. The acidity was enough to balance out t... Read More

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  • This 2004 Arcadian Syrah Hommage à Max is just flat out delicious! ... ... cranberry, some orange peel, smooth integrated tannins and a fairly long finis Read More

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  • Rod poured me some of that Grenache Blanc when I dropped by a month or so ago. ... you weren't wearing the orange vest! Nice report. I'm still getting over a bug we picked up last week so I'll wait til Wednesday to see you. Looking forward to i Read More

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  • I made it a whole month without purchasing any wine, at least that I remember, ... ... Atlas Peak, Napa ValleyOrange and clove spice, tobacco, leather, cola, caramel, tiramisu. Rich layered tannins. A wine that rewards the imbiber by unraveling little mysteries as it aerates over time in the glass.400 cases madeRegularly $40/bottleNow $240 fo... Read More

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  • Great 1st day.  Weather was off and on all day, showers, sun, hail, more ... of zins, two syrahs and an orange Grenache Blanc. The GB was quite interesting and seemed to be read to go. The reds on the other hand didn't appear to be anywhere near as ready as the barrel samples at the other wineries. However, the current releases were awesome.  ... Read More

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  • Well Favourite and least favourite daughter are one in the samewell she ... to ... to start it will have some orange juice to go wth the oranges, Lemons, Limes and cinnamon and soda water to go with wine and we will do a white one with peaches, pineapple and mintLots of beer and cideryes D we will make a punchwe have a selection of ok but not ... Read More

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  • It was an excellent drink we had it with fish - Orange Roughy with crushed artichokes, vanilla and orange Read More

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