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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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Philip Shaw

    The dream started long before the acquisition of Koomooloo (vineyard site) in 1988. Philip spent ...

  • 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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  • Take one if the few things that is working and change it. Zuf, you should be a ... berry fruit, pine needles, orange zest and an almost full bodied texture but not in a blowsy over-ripe way. The old vines from the Summa vineyard produce fruit with great intensity resulting in a wine with verve and personality. Really striking. Good wine might ... Read More

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  • For acid lovers only. These days that's me so bonus time. First time with ... Zinfandel. Packed with blood orange, chewy fruit and bracing acidity. Really enjoying this. Not a wine for fans of big jammy fruit. Abe hit the mark for me he Read More

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  • Where is everybody?Pulled this one out, tonight. Initial impression is ... some mineral flavors, some orange oil flavor and some clove.  I am a Zinfandel bigot, but this, to me, is a very unusual Zinfandel.  I like it and will look for more examples from Monte Rosso.   &nbs Read More

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  • Tonight I am having a disappointing  experience with this wine. ... with ... with the color.It's too orange!! Is It normal Read More

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  • Highly interesting...don't make it down to San Diego very often though ... ... ... around the coastline of Orange County, but wonder why it hasn't been done. Would be some expensive land I suppose.That vineyard in Rancho Cucamonga is really interestin Read More

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  • Napagirl will probably be disappointed that I actually bought this on at the ... ... some brightness and that orange peel I loved.  Brick colored, and maybe on the flabby side now.  Held too long in uncontrolled conditions..... Learn by my mistakes.&nbs Read More

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  • The expected price ranges quoted are for the lot-quantity of bottles mentioned, ... ... in May the wine showed orange and herbal notes, quite savory with ripe, slightly grainy tannin; it’s really an infant, but it will repay some time to age, and other forms of tender care. JW   |  58 in stock  |  $49.99 Brovia 2013 Roero ArneisIt’s summer, so... Read More

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  • I saved half the bottle for dinner up in Palos 88 yr. old godmother ... ... to nectarine and slight orange flavors. Alcohol never perceptible. Yummy indeed...Sweet nectar for the sou Read More

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  • I have had a few Ribolla Gialla all from the same southern Napa Vare vineyard. ... skin contact resulting in an orange hue and a slightly more structured wine. Been. A nice discovery for sur Read More

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  • Here's what I am drinking tonight... 2010 Windy Oaks Pinot Noir, 100% whole ... layers of amazing flavors... orange pekoe, followed by black pepper and cardamom, ending with a  very slight appearance of earthiness.  What a wine..  excellent complexity and flavors yet perfect acidity.    I think this may be my WOTY... &nbs Read More

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