The Gundagai Growing Region
The Gundagai Wine Growing Region, with over 30 vineyards, is one of the newest designated wine growing regions in NSW. The Gundagai region has rolling Snowy Mountain foothills in one direction and the rich plains of the Murrumbidgee River in the other.
Located approximately 400km south west of Sydney on the slopes of the Great Dividing Ranges, the Gundagai Geographical Indication (GI) begins at 200 meters (656ft) with vineyards planted as high as 300 meters (984ft). The region is described as warm to cool climate with the rainfall being winter-spring dominant. The three driest months are the ripening period of February, March and April. Gundagai fruit combines the intensity of fruit flavours from the Hilltops region to its north with the perfume of the Canberra region to its East.
Orange Region (source of Sauvignon Blanc fruit)
Located approximately 260km west of Sydney on the slopes of the Great Dividing Ranges, the Orange Geographical Indication (GI) begins at 600 meters (1,968ft) with vineyards planted as high as 1,100 meters (3,608ft). Due to the high elevation, the climate of the Orange wine region is one of the coolest in Australia. The rainfall is winter-spring dominant. The three driest months are the ripening period of February, March and April. Orange is also noted for intense sunlight, which, coupled with the cool growing season, results in wines of bright fruit and distinct elegance.