Orange wines shone in the 2014 awards.
Colmar Estate was awarded the "Best Young Sauvignon Blanc" 2014"
Tamburlaine 2014 Sauvignon Blanc was awarded "Best Organic Wine of the Show"
and Angullong Shiraz and Carillon "Volcanics" Cabernet Sauvignon, won Gold medals.
Cooks Lot, Patina, Rolling, Swinging Bridge and Twisted River joined them in the 148 Top Wines.
It’s summer on the Tablelands, and as the paddocks dry off and go from green to straw, the vines of the district are in the middle of the growing season. From late November till late January, the grapes are going from tiny berries, the size of a match head, to full bunches of small hard berries. In late summer and into autumn the berries begin to soften and go through veraison, a French term that refers to the change of colour of the berries.
The Orange region is ideal for grape growing and winemaking because of the combination of geology, soils, climate and temperature.
Read more about the varieties from the region.
Orange Wine Festival is two weeks of events and activities highlighting the region's premium wines through wine shows, tastings, educational workshops and celebrations with local produceClick here to visit the Wine Festival Events Page