- Grown at an elevation of at least 600 metres above sea level, wines from the New South Wales region of Orange display cool-climate elegance, refinement and complexities. Whether you prefer a peppery shiraz, a complex pinot, a toasty chardonnay or a crisp sparkling – there's something on offer for everyone here.
2018 Ross Hill Wines Pinnacle Shiraz
Fragrant and refined with classic notes of white pepper, graphite, dried herbs and plums. A medium-bodied style that is incredibly balanced and integrated for a wine of its age – a perfect match with beef and strong, hard cheeses.
RRP $45 | Drink to 2035 | rosshillwines.com.au
Printhie Wines Swift Rosé NV
Awarded 'Best Sparkling in NSW' at the 2020 NSW Wine Awards, this wine has wonderful depth of fruit from chardonnay and brioche, nutty characters from lees contact. Retains freshness, vibrancy and intensity with a long, fine dry finish – best enjoyed with middle eastern-inspired flavours.
RRP $40 | Drink to 2026 | printhiewines.com.au
2018 Nashdale Lane Wines Legacy Pinot Noir
Notes of black cherry, earthiness, oak-char and a lingering, rich tannic structure. Enjoy the quality and elegance of this wine as it is or pair it with food such as a rack of lamb, fillet of beef, roast chicken, wild mushroom risotto or crispy skin salmon.
RRP $65 | Drink to 2028 | nashdalelane.com
2018 JS Wine Reserve Chardonnay
A fresh and fruit driven style showing lots of upfront melon and white peach fruit, with nuances of toasty, nutty oak. The palate is creamy with citrus and melon fruit flavours, finishing with zingy acidity. Delicious with any pastry crust and grilled or smoked foods.
RRP $96 | Drink to 2030 | jswine.com.au
2017 Highland Heritage Patrono Pinot Noir Chardonnay Cuvee Brut
A well-structured and elegant palate with crisp apple and citrus elements from the fresh acidity of the grapes. Freshness is complexed with the yeasty nuttiness that is derived from 24 months of aging on lees. An excellent accompaniment to white meats and seafood or enjoyed as an aperitif before dinner.
RRP $55 | Drink to 2025 | highlandheritage.com.au
2019 Amour Pinot Noir
Bright crimson in colour with a gorgeous lifted, feminine bouquet of raspberries, spice, earthiness. Similar flavours on the palate with chalky tannins to carry its balanced finish – best enjoyed decanted with slow cooked pork shoulder or duck.
RRP $60 | Drink to 2034 | amourwines.com.au
Find out more about Orange in our essential guide.
*This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with the featured wineries.
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