Orange

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Orange
Latitude
Altitude
600-900m
Growing Season Rainfall
440mm
Mean January Temperature
19.9ºC
Harvest
Mid March to early May
Wineries
21
Website
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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. 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.

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2012 Cumulus Chasing Clouds Merlot

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 and supple tannins, with intensity of flavour to burn. A Merlot for grown-ups!

Cracka rating100
Region: Orange
2013 Cumulus Chasing Clouds Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 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 soils perfect for crafting elegant wines.  This Cumulus Cabernet is a perfect case in point - sou...

Cracka rating80
Region: Orange
2011 Tamburlaine Mark Davidson Organic Sanctuary Farm Chardonnay

2011 Tamburlaine Mark Davidson Organic Sanctuary Farm Chardonnay

While Tamburlaine is probably best known for its Hunter wines, the most interesting tipples come from Tamburlaine's certified organic Orange vineyard. This medium bodied, fresh and brisk Chardonnay shows all of the wonderful acidity that Orange is...

Cracka rating80
Region: Orange
2013 Tamburlaine Mark Davidson Organic Riesling

2013 Tamburlaine Mark Davidson Organic Riesling

Fresh floral fruit; ripe, rich, raring to go. A wine for any occasion. Alcohol: 11.5%.

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Region: Orange
2013 Philip Shaw The Wire Walker Pinot Noir

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. Smells of strawberries, red cherries, soft spice and touches of earthy savouriness and cedar float out...

Cracka rating80
Region: Orange
2012 Philip Shaw The Conductor Merlot

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 courtesy of makers like Bloodwood and Philip Shaw. This offering is quite a fruity number, with oak playing...

Cracka rating80
Region: Orange
2013 Tamburlaine Wine Lovers Marsanne

2013 Tamburlaine Wine Lovers Marsanne

Marsanne is not exactly the first grape you ask for when you hit the pub, but thanks to people like Tamburlaine experimenting with varieties like this, you now get the opportunity to sample them. It’s a perfumed, aromatic style that is famously bl...

Cracka rating80
Region: Orange
2013 Tamburlaine Wine Lovers Cabernet Sauvignon

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 sprayed with pesticides and herbicides and the fruit tastes as nature intended (albeit in liquid form). Or...

Cracka rating90
Region: Orange
The Delicious Whites Dozen

The Delicious Whites Dozen

A dozen white wines to take the cake at a ridiculously cheap price with top wines from around the world. We've got Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc, French Rose, Eden Valley Riesling, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc plus super tasty Chardonnays includin...

Cracka rating100
Region: Orange
2013 Logan Weemala Gewurztraminer

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. This cool Gewurztraminer is testament to those wines and is picked from the higher slopes of Mount C...

Cracka rating70
Region: Orange
2013 Philip Shaw The Idiot Shiraz

2013 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 NSW. It's chock full of spicy dark cherries and meaty goodness on the nose, whilst the palate is elega...

Cracka rating90
Region: Orange
2008 Stockmans Ridge Rider Merlot

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 Merlot for a serious drink

Cracka rating80
Region: Orange
2013 Lisa McGuigan Platinum Pinot Gris

2013 Lisa McGuigan Platinum Pinot Gris

Appearance: Pale straw. Nose: Pretty floral notes of nashi pears and a touch of sweet spice. Palate: A rich medium bodied fruit driven style, layers of passionfruit, pears, citrus blossom and musk layer around natural cool climate acidity. Alco...

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Region: Orange
2014 Allandale Single Vineyard Chardonnay

2014 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 smells of melons, stone fruits and citrus float out of the glass, together with hints of dairy and vanil...

Cracka rating70
Region: Orange
2013 Cooks Lot Shiraz

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 it but thanks to regional diversity we see so many varying styles from cool to warm climate as well...

Cracka rating80
Region: Orange
2014 Philip Shaw No 11 Chardonnay

2014 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 cashews decorate the nose, whilst the palate is peachy and a touch savoury, with licks of toasty oak,...

Cracka rating90
Region: Orange
2012 Tamburlaine Wine Lovers Chardonnay

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 sprayed with pesticides or herbicides. 

Cracka rating80
Region: Orange
2009 Stockmans Ridge Outlaw Shiraz

2009 Stockmans Ridge Outlaw Shiraz

The Outlaw is a wine that needs to be captured by your tastebuds and imprisoned on your palate. It celebrates the Stockmen that roamed this part of the Central Ranges and this premium Shiraz is the kind of wine that would go well with an open barb...

Cracka rating100
Region: Orange
2009 Stockmans Ridge Rider Pinot Gris

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 couple of years aging in the bottle. Team it up with plate full of steamed mussels for an absolute trea...

Cracka rating70
Region: Orange