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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2012 Climbing Chardonnay

The orange region of NSW is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with, and chardonnay is the variety flying the flag for them right now. Here we ha...

Winery: Cumulus Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $21.99 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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2013 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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2013 Cooks Lot Pinot Noir

The name of the winery comes from the fact that winemaker Duncan Cook works with individual vineyard ‘Lots’ in order to craft wines that reveal the...

Winery: Cooks Lot | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $20.00 | OUR PRICE : $15.99
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2009 Stockmans Ridge Rider Pinot Gris

This is a very moreish style of Pinot Gris with its creamy texture, layers of smoky pear fruit with just enough freshness to make it ripe for a cou...

Winery: Stockmans Ridge Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $23.95 | OUR PRICE : $19.99
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2013 Philip Shaw Pink Billy Saignee

This pretty pink billy is a dry, fruity, light-bodied style that shows plums, soft spice and a touch of earthy leafiness on the nose. The palate is...

Winery: Philip Shaw Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $23.99 | OUR PRICE : $19.99
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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 : $19.99 (25% OFF)
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2012 Matison Wines The Rise Riesling

Made by Tetsuya Sommelier Simon Curkovic, this is a fresh and vibrant style that shows aromas of green apples, lemon curd and limes on the nose tha...

Winery: Matison Estate | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $30.00 | OUR PRICE : $24.99
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2011 Climbing Cabernet Sauvignon

Orange is fast becoming the place to grow the coolest grapes in Australia thanks to its elevated vines that enjoy long ripening days and very cool ...

Winery: Cumulus Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $21.99 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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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 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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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 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: 4.0/5
RRP: $29.00 | OUR PRICE : $22.50
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2012 Bimbadgen Regions Gewurztraminer

This is what we call a classic Gewürztraminer, that ticks all the boxes. It's got the lifted aromatics of lychees, musk and red apple with a rounde...

Winery: Bimbadgen Estate | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $23.00 | OUR PRICE : $19.50
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2013 Cooks Lot Shiraz

Shiraz is always going to be Australia’s favourite red variety and there’s rarely a winery that does not produce one. You’d think we’d get bored of...

Winery: Cooks Lot | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $20.00 | OUR PRICE : $15.99
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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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2012 Belgravia Wines Pinot Gris

Gris is French for grey, but we at Cracka think this delicious white wine should be called a pinot 'greyt'. In the mouth it’s rich, lush and packed...

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

Gotta love this label! It gets top points for it's crazy scary goth design, and the contents aren't too bad either. It's a drier style of bubbly th...

Winery: Philip Shaw Wines | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $29.99 | OUR PRICE : $23.99
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2010 Matison Wines The Kirk Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir from the Orange region of NSW could be the next big thing! It's certainly on the up, and this offering from 'sommelier about town' Simon...

Winery: Matison Estate | Region: Orange| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $38.00 | OUR PRICE : $29.99
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