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 40
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 Cumulus Chasing Clouds Cabernet Sauvignon

It doesn't receive the kudos, but Orange is a great place to grow Cabernet Sauvignon, with the high altitude (over 1000m in some spots) and rich ...

Winery: Cumulus Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $23.00
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2012 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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2010 Climbing Shiraz

One glass of Cumulus and you will be soaring through the clouds thanks to these cool climate wines that have helped put Orange on the map. This is ...

Winery: Cumulus Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $21.99 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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2013 Logan Weemala Gewurtztraminer

Weemala is both an Aboriginal word for ‘good view’ and the name of our vineyard in the Central Ranges of NSW. As the birds that live here can tes...

Winery: Logan | Region: Orange
RRP: $20.95 | OUR PRICE : $16.50
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2013 Cooks Lot Merlot

If you like Merlot, you’ll like this one a lot. It’s the cook’s Lot Merlot sourced from Orange. This is the kind of fruit forward red you want on h...

Winery: Cooks Lot | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $19.95 | OUR PRICE : $15.99
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2010 Climbing Merlot

Appearance: Richredwithpurpleedges. Nose: Ripe red berry fruits and plum with a leafy herbaceous edge. Palate: Medium palate weight with supple t...

Winery: Cumulus Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $21.99 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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2013 Logan Sauvignon Blanc

Wonderful packaging and delicious wine - there is much to like about this Sauvignon Blanc. Sourced from Peter Logan's high altitude Orange vineyard...

Winery: Logan | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 3.0/5
RRP: $26.00 | OUR PRICE : $20.99
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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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2008 Stockmans Ridge Rider Merlot

No retiring violet of a Merlot here with this wine showing juicy blackberry fruit, rich voluptuous mouthfeel and some fine grainy tannins. Serious ...

Winery: Stockmans Ridge Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $21.95 | OUR PRICE : $18.99
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2009 Stockmans Ridge Outlaw Cabernet Sauvignon

Lay down the swag and spend a night under the stars with the outlaw, a wine from Orange that is full of character. The Stockmans Ridge range celebr...

Winery: Stockmans Ridge Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $35.00 | OUR PRICE : $30.99
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2013 Logan Weemala Gewurztraminer

One thing that Peter Logan knows about is how to make detailed, European style wines and he’s got a soft spot for the wines of Alsace and Germany. ...

Winery: Logan | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $20.95 | OUR PRICE : $16.50
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2011 Philip Shaw No 17 Merlot Cabernet

This is an elegant, svelte style of red that makes for excellent, smooth drinking. Scents of plums, red fruits, mocha and dried herbs set the tone ...

Winery: Philip Shaw Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $24.99 | OUR PRICE : $19.99
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2013 Cooks Lot Chardonnay

It's a much underrated beast is Orange Chardonnay, a wine/grape combination that is not all that sexy in theory yet provides quite a deal of drinki...

Winery: Cooks Lot | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $19.95 | OUR PRICE : $15.99
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2012 Tamburlaine Wine Lovers Chardonnay

Making organic wine is not just a trendy statement by Tamburlaine, they are dedicated to the cause and want to ensure that none of their grapes are...

Winery: Tamburlaine | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $20.00 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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2012 Matison Wines Fume Sauvignon Blanc

Fume means 'smoky' in French, and usually implies a wine has seen a touch of oak. There are smells of tropical fruits and gooseberries on the nose,...

Winery: Matison Estate | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $40.00 | OUR PRICE : $32.99
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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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2013 Tamburlaine Wine Lovers Blanc de Blancs

From our finest cool climate Chardonnay, resulting in an elegant sparkling wine with a refreshingly long finish. The crown seal Iocks in the fruit ...

Winery: Tamburlaine | Region: Orange
RRP: $25.00 | OUR PRICE : $18.75 (25% OFF)
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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 Sauvignon Blanc

The Orange wine region is producing some of the best cool climate aromatic whites in Australia. Thanks to its high altitude vineyards and superb so...

Winery: Cooks Lot | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $20.00 | OUR PRICE : $15.99
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2013 Logan Weemala Riesling

Peter Logan’s eponymous label goes from strength to strength. With a Cellar Door and vineyards in Mudgee, Peter also chooses the cooler climes of O...

Winery: Logan | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $20.95 | OUR PRICE : $16.50
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