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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
      Cracka Rating 0

      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 Tamburlaine Mark Davidson Organic Sanctuary Farm Chardonnay

      2012 Tamburlaine Mark Davidson Organic Sanctuary Farm Chardonnay

      Before being farmed, old maps show our Orange vineyard as an animal sanctuary. This wine exhibits ripe stone fruits aromas and a soft mouthful with good length. Alcohol: 12.4%

      Cracka rating0
      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
      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
      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
      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%

      Cracka rating0
      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 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 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
      2015 Lisa McGuigan Platinum Pinot Gris

      2015 Lisa McGuigan Platinum Pinot Gris

      This fruit has been sourced from the high altitude, cool climate region of Orange. The wine is fine and elegant with typical Pinot Gris characters of pear, passionfruit and citrus. Perfect with seafood, fish, light entrees or as a starter aperitif.

      Cracka rating0
      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
      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
      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
      2004 Tamburlaine Reserve Riesling

      2004 Tamburlaine Reserve Riesling

      Tamburlaine have been producing organic wines for the better part of the last two decades. This Museum release Riesling from cool growing region of Orange is still as fresh as the day it was bottled. Jam packed with florals on the nose and palate ...

      Cracka rating90
      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
      2011 Philip Shaw No 89 Shiraz

      2011 Philip Shaw No 89 Shiraz

      This is a cracking little sheeraz out of the Orange region! Yes, we know everyone says 2011 was not a great year, however, there are exceptions to the rule, and this is one of them. Aromas of plums, red cherries, pepper spice and vanilla rise from...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Orange
      2013 Logan Sauvignon Blanc

      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 vineyards, this has wonderful purity and refreshment with a long and delicious snappy palate. High quality S...

      Cracka rating60
      Region: Orange