Our winemaking regions: Orange and Central Ranges
Orange wine region, NSW
Orange is above 600 metres elevation. It’s the source of our premium Climbing wines, and from select parcels, our super-premium Cumulus wines. The low yielding vines in this area deliver intense yet elegant flavours and tight structure. The Orange Geographical Indication (GI) wine region is uniquely classified by both geographical and altitudinal boundaries Elevation: 600m – 1100m, Latitude: 33°15’S, Longitude: 149°07’E. The region experiences cold winters and mild summers moderated by the elevation. The average annual rainfall is approximately 705mm (predominantly in winter and spring) with the three driest months being February, March and April, ideal for fruit ripening.
Central Ranges wine region, NSW
The Central Ranges lies below 600 metres, on pristine agricultural land. This is the source of our Rolling wines, creating a balanced, ready to enjoy character. The Central Ranges wine region is the area that falls under the 600m appellation Orange. The Cumulus Vineyard straddles both regions and has almost a 50% split between the two. Elevation: up to 600m, Latitude: 33°15’S, Longitude: 149°07’E
The warmer lower slopes of the Central Ranges aid the ripening of a wide range of grape varietals that are unable to be grown at higher altitudes. This has allowed Cumulus Estate Wines to make a diverse array of wines.
Cumulus Estate Wines is readily available in wine retailers and fine wine stores all over Australia. Whilst we don't have a cellar door at our vineyard, we do have POP UP Cellar Door events during Orange FOOD Week (31 March - 9 April 2017) and Orange WINE Week (Oct 2017). See our events page for more information.