State: South Australia
Latitude: 4 ° 14 S
Rain in growing season: 180 mm
Mid January temperature: 21.7 ° C
Harvest time: Mid February to late April
Wine varieties white: Chardonnay, Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc
Wine varieties red: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon & Grenache
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 cold in the mountain area near 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
Typical Australian red loam soil.