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Orange (Australian wine growing area)

Winegrowing sector (GI) in the State of New South Wales in Australia. This fruit growing area 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 around 300 hectares and are located between 600 and 900 metres above sea level on the slopes of an extinct volcano called Mount Canabolas. The most important white wine varieties are Chardonnay and Riesling, the most important red wine varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Shiraz. Most of the grapes are sold to the outside world, mainly to Rosemount Estate and Reynolds Yarraman. Well known producers are Bloodwood, Brangayne of Orange, Canabolas-Smith and Highland Heritage Estate.

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