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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2012 Belgravia Wines Sauvignon Blanc

The cool as ice Orange region has proven a real star for Sauvignon Blanc making wines not completely unlike New Zealand's stars, although without q...

Winery: Belgravia Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $21.99 | OUR PRICE : $18.99
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2011 Belgravia Wines Cabernet Sauvignon

At Cracka, we’re not big on ‘old school’ words like ‘textbook’, so we’ll avoid the “T” word here. Instead, we’ll bang on about Belgravia Cabernet S...

Winery: Belgravia Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $21.99 | OUR PRICE : $18.99
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2013 Philip Shaw No. 19 Sauvignon Blanc

Wines with altitude is a good way of describing the Philip Shaw brand, not only do they come from one of the highest regions in Australia they are ...

Winery: Philip Shaw Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $26.95 | OUR PRICE : $20.50
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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 : $32.99
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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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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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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 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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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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2012 Belgravia Wines Riesling

The ultimate test for a bottle of wine at Cracka is our staff - if they buy it in droves you can be sure it is a goodun. This is exactly what has h...

Winery: Belgravia Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $22.00 | OUR PRICE : $14.99 (31% OFF)
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2013 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 : $17.99
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2012 Cumulus Chasing Clouds Merlot

Forget the soft and simple stereotype, this is Cumulus' flagship Merlot - from the cool heights of Orange, this is full of beautiful spicy fruits a...

Winery: Cumulus Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $24.00 | OUR PRICE : $14.99 (37% OFF)
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2014 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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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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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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2011 Belgravia Wines Sangiovese

Italy is the original home of Sangiovese where it is planted throughout the land of the boot. Recently this red grape is getting a toe-hold in Aust...

Winery: Belgravia Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $21.99 | OUR PRICE : $18.99
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2013 Allandale Single Vineyard Chardonnay

Hailing from the NSW region of Orange, this earlier-drinking chardy would be a great addition to Sunday lunch with barbequed chicken. Tropical smel...

Winery: Allandale | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $22.00 | OUR PRICE : $18.99
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2013 Allandale Single Vineyard Chardonnay

Hailing from the NSW region of Orange, this earlier-drinking chardy would be a great addition to Sunday lunch with barbequed chicken. Tropical smel...

Winery: Allandale | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $22.00 | OUR PRICE : $18.99
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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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