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
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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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2014 Pepper Tree Venus Block Single Vineyard Res Chardonnay

2014 Pepper Tree Venus Block Single Vineyard Res Chardonnay

Situated at our high altitude vineyard in Orange, the 'Venus Block' is 800m above sea level, ensuring a long ripening season, perfectly suited to Chardonnay. the result is an intense cool climate Chardonnay with flavours of stone fruits, fig and m...

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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 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
2013 Bimbadgen Ridge Chardonnay

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 - bright, pure and made for early drinking.

Cracka rating70
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
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
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
2014 Tamburlaine Mark Davidson Organic Mail Run Riesling

2014 Tamburlaine Mark Davidson Organic Mail Run Riesling

Fresh floral fruit; ripe, rich, raring to go. A wine for any occasion. Alcohol: 11.2%

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Region: Orange
2014 Tamburlaine Wine Lovers Marsanne

2014 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
2015 Tamburlaine Wine Lovers Blanc de Blancs

2015 Tamburlaine Wine Lovers Blanc de Blancs

This fun bottle of fizz from Tamburlaine is not only organic, it's also lower in alcohol at under 11%. Made from chardonnay out of the Orange region, it shows white peach, citrus, honeysuckle florals and hints of dairy on the nose, whilst the pala...

Cracka rating70
Region: Orange
2015 Tamburlaine Wine Lovers Rose

2015 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 raspberry and cherry fruit and has a little tannin that ensures it has a bit of texture too. This wine i...

Cracka rating70
Region: Orange
2012 Logan Shiraz

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 synonymous with turning out wines that are imbued with subtlety and finesse, influenced by the old worl...

Cracka rating60
Region: Orange
2011 Philip Shaw No 17 Merlot Cabernet

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 on the nose, whilst the palate is medium-bodied and cuddly, with soft fruit flavours, those dried he...

Cracka rating80
Region: Orange
2011 Philip Shaw No 5 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

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 it PLENTY of air and you'll start to think a little differently. Aromas of plums, blackcurrants and t...

Cracka rating80
Region: Orange
2011 Logan Cabernet Merlot

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 Ranges back on the map thanks to superbly crafted wines. The fruit for this blend was sourced from ...

Cracka rating80
Region: Orange