WINE: 12 APRIL | JOHN ROZENTALS discovers that the desired acid addition is never enough. MORE

WINE: 05 APRIL | JOHN ROZENTALS marvels at a couple of wines dedicated to great Clare Valley grapegrowers. MORE

WINE: 02 APRIL | JOHN ROZENTALS salutes an Italian family’s hard work and sacrifice. MORE

WINE: 17 MARCH | JOHN ROZENTALS becomes more familiar with tannat, and likes what he tastes. MORE

WINE: 22 FEBRUARY | JOHN ROZENTALS tries some wines that Mr Mick would definitely have approved. MORE

WINE: 20 FEBRUARY | JOHN ROZENTALS finds a viognier very much to his taste. MORE

WINE: 20 FEBRUARY 2018 | Orange wines take their place in the sun. MORE

WINE: 19 FEBRUARY | JOHN ROZENTALS ponders the clonal basis of the upsurge of sangiovese rosés. MORE

WINE: 02 FEBRUARY | JOHN ROZENTALS discovers a sauvignon blanc that breaks the Marlborough mould. MORE

WINE: 10 JANUARY | JOHN ROZENTALS can only praise youthful exuberance as Laura and Anthony take on the challenge of Stonehurst. MORE

WINE: 09 JANUARY | JOHN ROZENTALS encourages wine drinkers to get away from ‘same, same’. MORE

WINE: 29 DECEMBER 2017 | JOHN ROZENTALS looks forward to a closer look at McLaren Vale’s new architectural masterpiece. MORE

WINE: 28 DECEMBER 2017 | JOHN ROZENTALS looks at a new pig entering the house to join the ranks of organic wine. MORE

WINE: 18 DECEMBER 2017 | JOHN ROZENTALS finds a scrummy new red lurking under Mount Langi Ghiran’s Hollows Vineyard label. MORE

WINE: 9 DECEMBER 2017 | JOHN ROZENTALS wishes that he’d saved some Topper’s Mountain Gewurztraminer to salute Mike Hayes being named the ASVO’s 2017 Winemaker of the Year. MORE

WINE: 7 DECEMBER 2017 | JOHN ROZENTALS predicts a very significant and worthy comeback for chardonnay. MORE

WINE: 6 DECEMBER 2017 | JOHN ROZENTALS is knocked out by the chardonnay that won the Trophy for Best Wine at this year’s Orange Wine Show. MORE

WINE: 20 NOVEMBER 2017 | JOHN ROZENTALS revels in a range of top shiraz from Victoria’s Grampians. MORE

WINE: 20 NOVEMBER 2017 | JOHN ROZENTALS finds some real joy in a visit to Wollombi, in the Hunter Valley. MORE

WINE: 9 NOVEMBER 2017 | JOHN ROZENTALS laments the sudden death of Wayne Stehbens, a winemaker destined to become a Coonawarra icon. MORE

WINE: 26 OCTOBER 2017 | JOHN ROZENTALS salutes a brave effort in producing a preservative-free wine. MORE

WINE: 10 OCTOBER 2017 | JOHN ROZENTALS urges drinkers to think pink. MORE

WINE: 10 OCTOBER 2017 | JOHN ROZENTALS suggests heading to Victoria’s Grampians for the Mebourne Cup and tasting some excellent shiraz. MORE

WINE: 21 SEPTEMBER 2017 | JOHN ROZENTALS reports on the rise of riesling at the annual Mudgee Wine Show. MORE

WINE: 26 AUGUST 2017 | JOHN ROZENTALS looks at a few wines that honour the man who single-handedly founded Coonawarra. MORE

WINE: 12 AUGUST 2017 | Tasting Taylors’ Promised Land range takes JOHN ROZENTALS back to the start of his love affair with wine. MORE

WINE: 27 JULY 2017 | JOHN ROZENTALS enjoys a couple of great wines from a Clare Valley master. MORE

WINE: 25 JULY 2017 | JOHN ROZENTALS reckons Rutherglen might have to look back to big reds to see its real future. MORE

WINE: 15 JULY 2017 | JOHN ROZENTALS looks again at two vineyards proving better than one in the Orange district. MORE

WINE: 13 JULY 2017 | JOHN ROZENTALS embraces a new altitude-based series of wines from McWilliams. MORE

WINE: 03 JULY 2017 | Orange Wine Festival … it’s closer than you think. MORE

WINE: 02 JULY 2017 | JOHN ROZENTALS finds Eloquesta’s Stuart Olsen challenging our wine industry’s norms. MORE

WINE: 26 JUNE 2017 | BY JOHN ROZENTALS | Tyrrells Heathcote reds … wines that would please the late Murray. MORE

WINE: 16 JUNE 2017 | BY JOHN ROZENTALS | Why two vineyards when you could have just one? MORE

WINE: 14 JUNE 2017 | BY JOHN ROZENTALS | Twice the price certainly doesn’t mean twice the wine. MORE

WINE: 03 JUNE 2017 | BY JOHN ROZENTALS | Location spot on, but John Cassegrain seeks grapes from cooler climes. MORE

WINE: 02 JUNE 2017 | BY JOHN ROZENTALS | D'Arenberg's Chester Osborn ... extrovert and extremely fine winemaker. MORE

WINE: 01 JUNE 2017 | BY JOHN ROZENTALS | Curiosity, grape shortage lead Jorg to a Hunter/Clare blend for flagship red. MORE

WINE: 18 APRIL 2017 | BY JOHN ROZENTALS | Ultra-premium Australian bubbly has certainly come of age. MORE

WINE: 16 APRIL 2017 | BY JOHN ROZENTALS | A salute to Carmelo for starting the Orange ball rolling. MORE

WINE: 28 FEBRUARY 2017 | Angullong expands its Fossil Hill range | Plus wine reviews. MORE

WINE: 29 DECEMBER 2016 | More Scandal from Patina. MORE

WINE: 29 NOVEMBER 2016 | Windowrie … beautiful fruit first and foremost in Canowindra’s award-winning shiraz. MORE

WINE: 01 NOVEMBER 2016 | Angullong shows its class with a spectacular lunch in the vineyard. MORE

WINE: 31 OCTOBER 2016 | Central Ranges outdoes the Hunter Valley at NSW Wine Awards. MORE

WINE: 24 OCTOBER 2016 | Gartelmann Shiraz named top red of Orange Wine Show. MORE

WINE: 27 SEPTEMBER 2016 | Recognising our top NSW wine-industry leaders. MORE

WINE: 22 SEPTEMBER 2016 | Renewing a winemaking friendship on Tasmania’s East Coast. MORE

WINE REVIEWS: 11 AUGUST 2016 | Chapel Hill 2016 Chardonnay | Cassegrain 2015 Edition Noir Durif | Toolangi 2014 Pinot Noir | Willow Creek 2014 Vineyard Pinot Noir. MORE

WINE EVENT: 11 AUGUST 2016 | Angullong is Outstanding in the Vines. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: Let's hear if for riesling ... a great Australian drink ... new releases from Leo Buring highlight the variety's charm ... plus new releases from Pipers Brook. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: Louisa Rose ... working magic at Yalumba with the exotic viognier ... plus new releases from Orange's Brangayne. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: Gartelmann reaps joy out of grapes from Orange. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: Wolf Blass ... a genuine, larger-than-life Australian wine-industry legend. Plus reviews of Blass and Bremerton wines. MORE

WINE REVIEWS: Toolangi 2013 Pauls Lane Shiraz; Shaw Vineyard 2015 Winemaker’s Selection Semillon Sauvignon Blanc; Cassegrain 2015 Seasons Autumn Merlot; Cassegrain 2015 Edition Noir Three Tiers. MORE

REVIEWS: Wines reviewed include Centennial 2014 Single-Vineyard Pinot Noir and Yellowglen Yellow Rainbow Celebration Brut Cuvée. MORE

REVIEWS: Pipers Brook 2013 Pinot Noir; Yering Station 2013 Chardonnay; Hamelin Bay 2015 Rosé; Hamelin Bay 2012 Rampant Red. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: Location spot on, but John Cassegrain seeks grapes from cooler climes. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: The Australian wine industry really knows how to play the name game. PLUS REVIEWS. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: Orange's Ross Hill becomes Australia's only certified carbon-neutral winery. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: Stefano DiGiorgio ... father of one of the greatest Australian migrant success stories. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: More than a touch of Italy comes to Victoria's Heathcote district. MORE

BOOK REVIEW: Faking your way into an Australian wine library. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: Chris Hancock ... a Rosemount man gets his own name on the bottle. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: Tim and Nicky take Mudgee's Huntington Estate down a familiar path. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: To gris or to grigio ... that's the dilemma. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: So close ... how would Tassie wine look under a French flag? MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: New England takes winemaking to new heights. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: Why ignore rieslings in a land of such wonderful rieslings? MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: Viognier ... a little goes a long way when blending with shiraz. MORE

A TOUCH OF FRANCE: Philippe Mouchel to showcase Normandy at Philip Shaw's Orange winery. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: Getting drinkers away from ‘same, same’. MORE

FESTIVE CELEBRATION: Orange Wine Festival celebrates a decade. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: Freed from appellation, Domaine Chandon plots some fresh courses. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: Ken Bray ... the Hunter Valley's first viticultural legend. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: Tasting Taylors' Promised Land brings back memories of life-changing moments. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: One in, all in ... that's the philosophy of single-vineyard wines at Orange's Ross Hill. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: The Hunter Valley Wine Festival will move from its previous October date to Saturday June 20. MORE

FEATURE + REVIEWS: Oakvale's James Becker has a profound regard for the physical and man-made environment in which his grapes are nurtured. MORE

FEATURE: A Japanese twist to Windowrie’s 2015 Canowindra wine vintage. MORE

TASTING NOTES: Luna Rosa 2014 Rosado ... A delightful just slightly sweet rosé style. Plus other reviews of Luna Rosa and Angullong. MORE

FEATURE: The 600-metre contour ... an all-important dividing line in Orange-district viticulture. MORE

FEATURE: Becoming an expert in anything takes a lot of work. But when that work involves tasting a lot of wine how hard can it be? MORE

FEATURE: David Lowe, winemaker, viniculturist and owner of Lowe Wines, has declared the 2015 vintage a ‘text book’ one in Mudgee. MORE

TASTING NOTES: Patina 2006 Cab Sauv ... The tannins have softened and the wine goes perfectly with pink roast lamb. Also Patina 2014 Riesling, MORE

FEATURE: An exciting weekend in an Orange very different to my original home. MORE

FEATURE: John Rozentals casts a beady eye over the best sparkling wines with which to ring in the New Year. MORE

Angullong 2013 Orange Shiraz


For the sake of avoiding confusion, I have stuck, as far as possible, with the sub-regions defined in Brand Orange's guide to the district's wineries. If you find the list incomplete or incorrect, please contact me ( with an update or correction.

Also, I have tried to use vineyard locations rather than cellar-door or tasting outlets, which are listed in notes on individual brands.


| Charles Sturt University Winery | Mortimers of Orange |


| Angullong Wines | Bantry Grove | Coffee Hill Wines | Edgecombe Wines | Highland Heritage Estate | Mayfield Vineyard | Moody's Wines | Patina | Sassy Wines |


| Borrodell Vineyard | Brangayne of Orange | Carillion Wines | Colmar Estate | Cooks Lot Wines | La Colline | Philip Shaw Wines | Ross Hill Wines | Rowlee Wines | Stockman's Ridge Wines | Word of Mouth |


| Canobolas Smith Wines | Cargo Road Wines | De Salis Wines | Dindima Wines | Gordon Hills Estate | Habitat Vineyard | Jarretts of Orange | Montoro Wines | Orange Highland Wines |


| Barton Creek Wines | Faison Estate | Hedberg Hill | Monument Vineyard | Orange Mountain Wines | Prince of Orange | Printhie Wines | Small Acres Cyder | Tamburlaine Organic Wines | Twisted River Wines | Underwood Lane Winery |


| Belgravia Wines | Bloodwood | Bush Piper | Cumulus Estate | Hoppers Hill Vineyard | Windchime Wines |


| Gardners Ground | Hamiltons Bluff | Rosnay Organic Wines | Swinging Bridge Wines | Tom's Waterhole | Wallington Wines | Windowrie Estate |