🇦🇺 Orange is a city in the Central Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia. It is 254 km (158 mi) west of the state capital, Sydney. Orange is a significant regional centre. A significant nearby landmark is Mount Canobolas with a peak elevation of 1,395 m (4,577 ft) AHD and commanding views of the district. Orange is situated within the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri Nation. The first Australian Touring Car Championship, known today as V8 Supercar Championship Series, was held at the Gnoo Blas Motor Racing Circuit in 1960.
Mining Cadia-Ridgeway Mine is a large open cut gold and copper mine located about 20 km south of Orange, the mine has been developed throughout the 1990s employing several thousand employees with an expected lifespan of several decades. Cadia is the second largest open cut mine in Australia after the Super Pit at Kalgoorlie. Large mineral deposits are also being uncovered from the more recently developed Ridgeway underground mine which is adjacent to the Cadia Mine.
Winemaking The Orange wine region is defined as the area above 600m in the local government areas of Orange, Cabonne and Blayney and can be usefully described as a circle around Orange. The Orange region is good for grape growing and winemaking due to a combination of geology, soils, climate and temperature. Together these factors combine to produce grapes and wine of distinct flavours and colour. The climate perhaps plays the biggest part in giving Orange some distinct natural advantages – the cool temperatures during most of the growing season coupled with dry autumn conditions are ideal for grape growing.
Wineries • Amour Wines • Angullong Wines • Atallah Wines • Bloodwood • Boree Lane • Borrodell on the Mount • Brangayne of Orange • Canobolas Smith • Cargo Road Winery • Cooks Lot • Colmar Estate • Cumulus Estate • Dindima • De Salis • Faisan Estate • Habitat Vineyard • Heifer Station Vineyard • Highland Heritage • Hoosegg Wines • Montoro Wines • Mortimer's Wines • Nashdale Lane • Orange Mountain Wines • Patina • Philip Shaw • Printhie / Swift • Ross Hill • Rowlee Wines • Rikard Wines • Sassy Wines • Sea Saw Wines • Slow Wine Co. • Strawhouse Wines • Stockman's Ridge • Swinging Bridge • Tallwood Wines • Tamburlaine Wines • Word of Mouth Wines.
Wineries that use Orange region grapes in their wines include Brokenwood Wines (Hunter Valley based), Logan (Mudgee), Tamburlaine (Hunter Valley), Gartelmann (Hunter Valley), Windowrie (Central Ranges), Eloquesta Wines (Mudgee) and Lowe Wines (Mudgee). In 2007, South Australian based Penfolds winery released the 2007 Penfolds Bin 311 Orange Region Chardonnay.
Orange has a population of over 40,493 people. Orange also forms one of the centres of the wider Central West region which has a population of over 209,810 people.