Renowned Australian winemaker Philip Shaw is back for the 2018 event, this time underpinned by a more general promotion of wines from the Orange region of New South Wales.
Shaw’s search for an Australian region capable of making classic wines with elegance, depth and bright fruit came to rest in 1988 when he discovered the undulating hills of the high-altitude, cool-climate region of Orange. Philip Shaw Wines are sourced entirely from Shaw’s 47 hectare Koomooloo Vineyard. Purchased in 1988 and planted in 1989 on red loam over limestone, this cool climate vineyard rises to an altitude of 900m. This immaculately tended vineyard has already produced the ”Prix D’Excellence” Chardonnay at the 1998 Vinexpo in Bordeaux and the “Best Red Wine” at the 2002 National Wine Show in Canberra. The fruit from Koomooloo has clearly defined varietal character that displays elegance, power, and length.
The Orange wine region is uniquely classified by both geographical and altitudinal boundaries. Located approximately 260km west of Sydney on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range, the Orange Geographical Indication (GI) begins at 600 meters with vineyards planted as high as 1,100 meters. Due to the high elevation, the climate of the Orange wine region is one of the coolest in Australia.
A special conference session will be dedicated to the Orange region at 4pm today in the Australian Wine Master Class Area.
Level 1 / Stand BC-70 – D3