Orange Region Wines

All you need to know about famous elevation wines from Orange region

Central West Difference

ELEVATION AND ORANGE WINES

Orange region elevation and specific climate is what makes wines from here so unique ans special.

Orange wine region is located in central New South Wales on the western face of the Great Dividing Range. Orange and the Adelaide Hills are the only Australian GIs ( Geographic Indications) that have boundaries defined by altitude. Vineyards in Orange wine region streth from the 600-metre contour line near the village of Molong  (560m) in the northwest right across to the south east past the village of Millthorpe (960m). The highest vineyard is at 1100metres creating an overall altitude rise across the GI of 500 metres and a growing heat summation diversity that is greater than most other wine regions in the world.

The Orange region has mild summers and cold winters. Weather conditions are
typical of inland NSW but are significantly modified by the high elevation and
proximity to Mount Canobolas. This region is well clear of easterly coastal cloud
and rain that extends from the coast to the Great Dividing Range.

ALTITUDE RANGE COMPARISON- ORANGE VERSUS OTHER AUSTRALIAN WINE REGIONS

ADELAIDE HILLS WINE REGION (SA) - ELEVATION 200-650 METRES0%
ORANGE WINE REGION (NSW) - ELEVATION 600-1100 METRES0%
CANBERRA WINE REGION (ACT) - ELEVATION 300-800 METRES0%
HUNTER VALLEY WINE REGION ELEVATION- 70-250 METRES0%

Variety of wine styles in Orange Wine Region

ATTITUDE CHANGES WITH ALTITUDE

Unlike most French and Australian wine regions, the heat summation during the growing season in the New South Wales wine region of Orange has a broad band, meaning it incorporates sites comparable to many different regions in France and other countries.

What does it mean for an australian wine connoisseur? In Orange, you’ve got the chance to try wine styles famous across the world but produced locally.Unique climate and soil conditions make Orange Wine Region a perfect place to produce wines that resemble the style of varieties known in Burgundy, Loire and many other famous wine regions.

UNIQUE QUALITIES OF ORANGE WINE REGION MAKE IT SUITABLE FOR PRODUCING DIVERSE WINE STYLES THAT CAN ALSO BE FOUND IN SOME OF THE OLDEST  WINE REGIONS ACROSS THE WORLD

14

FRANCE ( BURGUNDY, NORTHERN RHONE, CENTRAL LOIRE AND MORE)

6

SPAIN ( RIOJA, RDD UPPER SOTILLO AND MORE)

6

AUSTRALIA ( MARGARET RIVER, LAUNCESTON, COONAWARRA AND MORE)

2

ITALY ( CHIANTI, PIEMONTE BAROLO)

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