Orange Wine Region

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Orange
Latitude 33º15'S
Altitude 600-900m
Growing Season Rainfall 440mm
Mean January Temperature 19.9ºC
Harvest Mid March to early May
Wineries 41
Website www.visitnsw.com/town/Orange.aspx
Principle Grape Varieties Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay

About Orange

Orange is one of three wine regions that make up the Central Ranges zone. It lies on the undulating slopes of extinct Mount Canobolas volcano. Unique geology and climate lends distinct characteristics and structure to the wines of Orange. Sauvigno...

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Orange is one of three wine regions that make up the Central Ranges zone. It lies on the undulating slopes of extinct Mount Canobolas volcano. Unique geology and climate lends distinct characteristics and structure to the wines of Orange. Sauvignon blanc is the regional hero, exhibiting tropical fruit with typically floral and varietal herbaceous tones. Premium, cool climate chardonnay makes wines with elegance and intensity. Red wines include widely planted shiraz, medium bodied cabernet sauvignon, merlot and pinot noir from higher sites. Rose styles are also popular. Aromatic whites include pinot gris, marsanne, gewürztraminer, verdicchio and late harvest riesling.

Orange is situated between the regions of Mudgee and Cowra, 250km from Sydney. The undulating countryside is scattered with the cherry, apple and stone fruit groves of traditional orchard land. Commercial viticulture took off in the 1980s to reach over 1,500 ha of vine. The inland region is continental, but benefits from cool temperatures derived entirely from altitude. With elevations of 600-900 metres, Orange is amongst Australia’s highest altitude wine regions. A wide diversity in height, aspect and soil types means site selection is crucial. Frost and Winter snow are the primary viticultural hazards. Soils are rich in basalt and range through deep, well drained clays, various clay loams, volcanics and pockets of terra rossa.

Vintage Ratings

1996
9
EXCELLENT
8
GREAT
1997
8
GREAT
9
EXCELLENT
1998
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
1999
6
GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2000
5
AVERAGE
6
GOOD
2001
6
GOOD
5
AVERAGE
2002
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2003
10
OUTSTANDING
9
EXCELLENT
2004
9
EXCELLENT
7
VERY GOOD
2005
8
GREAT
9
EXCELLENT
2006
9
EXCELLENT
8
GREAT
2007
6
GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2008
8
GREAT
7
VERY GOOD
2009
8
GREAT
9
EXCELLENT
2010
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2011
6
GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2012
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2013
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2014
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data

Wine Vintage

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2011 Logan Cabernet Merlot

The wines of Logan get us excited. While based in Mudgee the Logan’s source the majority of their fruit from Orange and have helped put the Central...

Winery: Logan | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $29.00 | OUR PRICE : $22.50
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2013 Cooks Lot Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris from Orange is going to be the next big thing according to our all-seeing Cracka crystal ball, just remember where you heard it first. W...

Winery: Cooks Lot | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $20.00 | OUR PRICE : $15.99
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2013 Cooks Lot Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

A dry, fresh, neutral dry white wine this one, showcasing the freshness of cool climate fruit with just a little sweetness. We may have roadtested ...

Winery: Cooks Lot | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $20.00 | OUR PRICE : $15.99
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2012 Philip Shaw The Idiot Shiraz

if you are looking for a medium-bodied, food-friendly wine at a cracking price, look no further than this spicy beauty from the Orange region of NS...

Winery: Philip Shaw Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $20.00 | OUR PRICE : $18.99
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2011 Philip Shaw No 8 Pinot Noir

If anyone can get pinot noir right in the Orange region, it's Philip Shaw. This is a sterling effort for the year, and shows smells of red berries,...

Winery: Philip Shaw Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $39.99 | OUR PRICE : $34.99
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2014 Tamburlaine Wine Lovers Sauvignon Blanc

Although based in the Hunter, Tamburlaine have vineyards to source fruit from in the higher altitude of Orange. If you love Sauvignon Blanc then th...

Winery: Tamburlaine | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $20.00 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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2014 Tamburlaine Wine Lovers Rose

What’s not to love about Rosé? Even more so when it’s made with organic Grenache fruit. Grenache makes a perfect pink wine as it’s lifted with rasp...

Winery: Tamburlaine | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $20.00 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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2012 Logan Shiraz

Orange shines like a beacon as a region for cool climate wines and one of the kings of cool is winemaker Peter Logan. The Logan name has become syn...

Winery: Logan | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 3.0/5
RRP: $29.00 | OUR PRICE : $22.50
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2013 Cooks Lot Cabernet Sauvignon

Call me old fashioned, but I do love a little Orange Cabernet. Lashing of sweet fruit, earthy, honest hard yakka wines that make you think. And whi...

Winery: Cooks Lot | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $21.00 | OUR PRICE : $15.99
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2013 Tamburlaine Wine Lovers Shiraz

What’s not to love about Shiraz? Or wine in general for that matter. We think you’ll love this Shiraz from Hunter winery Tamburlaine. To start with...

Winery: Tamburlaine | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $22.00 | OUR PRICE : $18.99
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2013 Tamburlaine Wine Lovers Cabernet Sauvignon

Tamburlaine are now one of the biggest organic producers of Australian wine. This means that their Hunter Valley or Orange vineyards are not spraye...

Winery: Tamburlaine | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $22.00 | OUR PRICE : $18.99
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2013 Bimbadgen Ridge Chardonnay

Remember those early stylish Chardonnays that just tasted of fresh, peachy fruit without a hint of butter or oak. Well this is a carbon copy - brig...

Winery: Bimbadgen Estate | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $16.00 | OUR PRICE : $13.40
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2011 Moppity Vineyards Orange Sauvignon Blanc

We search high and low to find the best wines at Cracka, and in this case our search up high was rewarded by an aromatic white from Orange that tic...

Winery: Moppity Vineyards | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $24.95 | OUR PRICE : $21.99
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2012 Penmara Family Selection Sauvignon Blanc

The extra lees ageing is the key to this being tasty, giving an extra layer of texture and weight that is very welcome. Like a Sauvignon Blanc that...

Winery: Penmara | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $24.00 | OUR PRICE : $19.95
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2011 Philip Shaw No 5 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Here's a wine that needs to spend a few years in the cellar! It's the kind of wine that at first taste, you may not think it's all that, but give i...

Winery: Philip Shaw Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $64.99 | OUR PRICE : $53.99
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2013 Philip Shaw The Architect Chardonnay

If you want to back a Chardonnay from Orange make sure it’s this one as it’s a Shaw thing. Excuse the terrible pun but there’s real talent in every...

Winery: Philip Shaw Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $21.95 | OUR PRICE : $18.99
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2013 Philip Shaw The Wire Walker Pinot Noir

The Orange region of NSW has plenty of potential for pinot noir, and this value offering from Philip Shaw gives an indication to that potential. Sm...

Winery: Philip Shaw Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $20.00 | OUR PRICE : $18.99
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2012 Philip Shaw The Conductor Merlot

Not many would associate the Orange region in NSW with merlot, but the fact is they have been turning out pretty spiffy merlots for a while courtes...

Winery: Philip Shaw Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $20.00 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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2013 Philip Shaw No 11 Chardonnay

The No 11 chardy has been a good wine for a few years now, and this one continues its success. Cool aromas of grapefruits, white stone fruits and c...

Winery: Philip Shaw Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $32.99 | OUR PRICE : $27.99
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2014 Philip Shaw The Gardener Pinot Gris

This is a lot of wine for a lovely price from the gorgeous Orange region of NSW. There's plenty of poached pears on the nose, together with some gr...

Winery: Philip Shaw Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $21.99 | OUR PRICE : $18.99
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