The vibrant town of Orange with its stunning panoramas and sophisticated dining scene is the epicentre of NSW rural ‘cool’.
And cool it is.
As Australia’s highest wine region with vineyards ranging from 600 to more than 1,000 metres above sea level, it gets damn chilly in Orange. In fact the climate is one of the coolest in Australia with a mean January temperature of under 20 degrees. Mild days and cool nights produce fruit that retains a higher level of acid and thus greater complexity of flavour and better balance than most other Australian wine regions.
Logan’s vineyards sit particularly high above Orange. At altitudes ranging from 850 to 1,050 metres above sea level these are some of the highest vineyards in Australia. Red varieties are generally planted on the lower (and thus slightly warmer) sites allowing more ripeness to be achieved. However Logan do have some of the highest shiraz vines in Australia up at 970m.
This unique combination of site and climate enables Logan to create food friendly wines with delicacy and depth.