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Orange (Australian winegrowing area)

Winegrowing Division (GI) in the state of New South Wales in Australia, This orchard was originally known as the Central Highlands and is now increasingly being developed for viticulture. The climate is characterized by warm days and cool nights. The vineyards cover about 300 hectares and are located between 600 and 900 meters above sea level on the slopes of an extinct volcano called Mount Canabolas. The most important white varieties are Chardonnay and Riesling, the most important red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Shiraz. Most of the grapes are sold to the outside, especially to Rosemount Estate and Reynolds Yarraman. Well-known producers are Bloodwood, Brangayne of Orange, Canabolas-Smith and Highland Heritage Estate.

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