Central Ranges Wine Zone in New South Wales

The Central Ranges Zone is a wine growing region in New South Wales on the inland side of the Great Dividing Range. It includes the formal wine regions of Cowra, Mudgee and Orange. Some wineries in this Zone around Bathurst may eventually become incorporated into a formally recognised region.

The climate is cool in the higher more rugged eastern part of the Zone, on the western side the topography becomes increasingly flat and the climate hotter and drier. Thus the potential for further development outside the regions is mainly on the eastern side.

Wineries in the Central Ranges Zone

As noted above the Regions of Cowra, Mudgee and Orange are contained in this region. They all have separate pages on Vinodiversity.

The wineries below are outside those regions, and are making wine from one or more alternative varieties

Banderra Estate Colombard, Mourvedre | Barton Creek Sangiovese | Bell River Estate Grenache, Pinot Gris | Chateau Champsaur Colombard | Monument Vineyard Barbera, Marsanne, Nebbiolo, Pinot gris, Ruby Cabernet, Sangiovese, Verdelho | Sand Hills Vineyard Colombard | Stockman's Ridge Pinot gris, Savagnin, Tempranillo, Zinfandel | Vale Creek Wines Arneis, Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato, Pinot gris, Sangiovese, Vermentino | Winooka Park Gewurztraminer

Visiting the Central Ranges Zone

This wine region is easily reached by road from Sydney. Lithgow, at the eastern edge of the Zone, is just a couple of hours drive across the Blue Mountains.

Cowra is a further two hours away to the south west, while Mudgee is a similar distance to the northwest.

You can use the search box on the right to quickly explore the accommodation options in the region.

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