THE CENTRAL RANGES
Once one of Australia’s best-kept secrets, the appeal of the NSW Central Ranges is now widely recognised. More and more people are making the pilgrimage to the beautiful rural towns of Orange and Mudgee to experience some of Australia’s finest cool climate wines.
Located on the north and west slopes of the Great Dividing Range, Orange is the highest wine region in Australia. Its altitude, cool weather and rich volcanic soils the perfect ingredients to produce delicate wines with elegance and depth.
Mudgee (Aboriginal for ‘Nest in the Hills’) is one of Australia’s oldest wine regions and the birthplace of Australian chardonnay. Slightly lower in altitude than Orange, temperatures in Mudgee are not as cold, but conditions are still ideal to create wines of great depth and character.