Orange is a rapidly growing wine region nestled in the rolling hills of the Great Dividing Range that separates the temperate East Coast of Australia from the forbidding Outback. The region is 120 miles west-south-west of Sydney and elevation creates a cooler local climate than surrounding regions.

The area was first noted as one of the nation's better regions for forceful-yet-balanced styles of Chardonnay, but plantings of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon have been increasing and these yield wines that are a little more restrained and structured than the Barossa benchmarks. (Wine/Appellations)