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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...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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 ...

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  • Vino, I've been extolling Soter on these boards this whole decade. Good ... subtle undertones of blood orange and sage. Jonas Mendoza  |  6 in stock  |  $38.99 Kelley Fox 2014 Willamette Valley Mirabai Pinot Noir ARRIVES 4/8A blend of two legendary vineyards, Maresh and Momtazi, Kelley Fox's 2014 Mirabai Pinot Noir is considerably more structu... Read More

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  • Stopped at the Scherrer Spring Open House on my way home from work today. Fred ... at ACME.Mushrooms and blood orange on the nose. Rich dark cherry fruit, bright acidity pushing through with a hint of stems and abundant fruit in the slightly tannic finish. What a great QPR.&nbs Read More

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  • Too much GM for me in that recipe, but strong is good!  ;-)  To me the orange liqueur, whether GM or triple sec or Curacao or Cointreau or whatever, is secondary or rather tertiary after the citrus and tequila. It should be subtle, and add a kick of interest, but hang back in the shadows.First thing to remember when buying tequila is to be sure ... Read More

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  • Agreed it was foolish of me to drive back up to Orange County that night, wouldn't do it again (fatigue was an issue). If that Riscal had been one of the good bottles I wouldn't have stood a chance! Read More

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  • Crush from New York. Though it was the email from Envoyer (small efficient ... ... ... retailer out of South Orange County) that has me thinkin Read More

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  • Nice wines above...Did some more Old Fashione'd this weekend, finally ... ... different essences/rinds of orange, lemon, and the special cherry. Some friends and I opted to get the same drink with all sorts of different bourbon's and rye's as before, this time with Four Roses, Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Bulleit Rye, and some weird one the waiter ... Read More

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  • OK, I'm pretty sure that's the first Bolivian wine I've seen on ... with my brother behind the Orange Curtain, I stopped by the Brea store to lighten my wallet.  With the buy-six-or-more-750ml-bottles-and-take-10%-off discount, the "Estate" bottling was $28.79 and the "Napa Valley" bottling was $19.79.  So, Mjet is still the winner of the "See... Read More

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  • I'm going to bring this Andrew Will Orange Muscat to share with friends tonight.  I also bought a bottle of Costco's Kirkland Signature Champagne (yes, really Champagne).  I'm curious to taste it.  Could be a real bargain at $20/bottle. Read More

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  • So OT, does the room feel darker now? All the projects like yours I've been ... ... baked sweet potatoes in orange sauce, sauteed mushrooms, cole slaw and an iceberg/bacon/blue cheese salad, strangely no stuffing. Pumpkin pudding and pumpkin ice cream for dessert. A friend wanted to provide the wine, and all the PS they could source locally wa... Read More

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  • Copying this post from Weekend Wines to this thread, as requested by ... ... cardamom, nutmeg, a bit of orange peel, along with that note I find hard to describe- it is that specific earthiness that I pick up in Sierra Foothills wines.  A winner here! This has similar elements that I enjoy in Pinot.  I personally decanted for a few hours to le... Read More

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