Regional Hero ~ Sauvignon Blanc
Orange just keeps on thriving! The first vines were planted in 1980 and since then the region has earned the tag of “one of Australia’s most exciting new wine regions” boasting over 30 cellar doors.
The cool-climate wines produced from the region’s high altitude represent a fresh new offering to NSW Wine. Orange is one of the highest wine regions in Australia. Sauvignon Blanc thrives off the region’s continental weather conditions, diversity of soil types and high altitude to produce Sauvignon Blanc of distinct varietal character and mouth watering acidity generally being riper and more floral in style, bridging the divide between New Zealand and French styles.
In recent years Orange experienced immense success against their New Zealand counter-parts with Logan collecting the 2008 Wine State Sauvignon Blanc of the Year and Brangayne collecting Best Australian Sauvignon Blanc at the 2008 New Zealand International Wine Show. Hand-in-hand with its booming wine industry, Orange boasts one of the most dynamic regional food movements in the country.
Orange sees the promotion of its wine as inseparable from its food, produce and quality restaurants resulting in its dynamic Brand Orange project which holds four major events annually: Orange Slow Summer (February), Orange Food Week (April), Orange Frost Fest (August) and Orange Wine Week (October).