State: New South Wales
Latitude: 34 ° 29 S
Rain in growing season: 440 mm
Mid January temperature: 19.9 ° C
Harvest time: March to May
Wine varieties white: Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc
Wine varieties red: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
The climate depends on the altitude. In a radius of 60 km around the town of Orange, the climate can vary from very hot to quite heavy in the mountain area at Mount Conobolas. The high ultraviolet radiation helps the ripening process well. The wind can be both friend and foe by helping to chase away night frosts, but it also negatively affects the weaker varieties of wine.
Soil & Topography
The bottom of Orange can be divided into 4 groups; good moisture-permeable and crumbly, red-brown clay, yellow-brown clay and finally limestone. The area is characterized by a friendly, hilly landscape.