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NSW wine regions are leading the way in exports, with the Orange region leading the way according to a media release distributed by Stuart Ayres, NSW Government Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events.
"Global demand for wine from some of NSW’s most popular wine regions has soared in the past 12 months, including an 82 per cent rise in international sales from one region alone.
According to new figures released today by Wine Australia for the 12 months to March 2016, Orange, Mudgee, the Hunter Valley and the Canberra district all saw a jump in exports.
NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres welcomed the results. “It’s pleasing to see that our large and smaller regions alike, including Orange and Mudgee are growing strongly,” Mr Ayres said.
“Exports from the Orange region exploded 82 per cent, breaking through the $2 million mark. The Mudgee region increased its international sales by 45 per cent and is valued at over $1 million for the first time,” he said.
“The Hunter Valley, one of the state’s biggest wine producing regions, increased its exports by 19 per cent to up to almost $5 million annually.”
“One of the most impressive results was from the Canberra district, much of which encompasses NSW including Bungendore, Murrumbateman and Lake George. In this region exports there are up by 101 per cent.”
“Across the state, winemakers are continuing to produce world-class wine and word is spreading. I’m encouraged to see NSW wineries embracing an export focus.”
China is by far the biggest export destination for NSW wines, which grew 10 per cent to almost $8 million. The UK is NSW’s second largest export market, which saw 25 per cent growth to over $3.5 million.
In the twelve months to March 2016, NSW wine exports grew overall by 13 per cent to $26,270,213.
Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said the NSW Government promotes its diverse wine regions across Australia and the globe, and the food, wine and travel experiences to go with them. “Wine tourism is a key attraction in NSW and our State is home to 14 distinct and unique wine regions, from the oldest in Australia in the Hunter Valley, to the newest in New England. NSW is a beacon for those who appreciate fantastic wine and local produce,” Ms Chipchase said.
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 9:28:00 PM Australia/Sydney
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Ever wondered what the inspiration behind Stockman's Ridge Wines was? Well it all started with a little bit of France...
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 6:21:55 PM Australia/Sydney
Follow the journey of 2 young wine lovers and farmers build a 40Ha (100 acre) farm with a vineyard, grapes, plenty of farm animals and of course a vegie patch and trying to make a living from the land.
Tuesday, 2 February 2016 12:32:40 PM Australia/Sydney
Celebrating French connections in Orange for FOOD Week
While Stockman’s Ridge Wines branding evokes visions of the Australian outback, the wine itself is closer tied to the French vineyards.
Owner of Stockman’s Ridge Wines, Jonathan Hambrook, was lucky enough to enjoy annual holidays in the South of France where his parents shared a holiday home with other Francophiles.
“Every time I visited there would be something happening in the vineyards. I got to see the seasons change and with that, the different tasks undertaken to make some of France’s best wines,” Jonathan said.
Years later, it was these techniques that Jonathan brought with him to his vineyards in Bathurst and Orange.
Little did he know that in a neighbouring French village, renowned, hatted chef Michael Manners was enjoying a similar lifestyle. The two met in Orange and have been working on events and functions at the scenic Stockman’s Ridge Wines ever since.
Jonathan recently prepared a marquee space and it will be christened during FOOD Week with a lavish four-course lunch featuring local produce.
L’amour de la France will be a fun filled event with lawn games and music setting the scene under the stunning Mount Canobolas.
“Stockman’s Ridge Wines might be one of Orange’s youngest wineries with a passion for the Australian countryside,” Jonathan said, “but our product salutes one of the oldest wine growing regions of France.”
During the lunch Michael and Jonathan will talk about their love for the region and hope to transport everyone at the lunch to our little piece of France.
L'Amour De La France
Saturday 16 April 2016
Australia versus France in a playful afternoon. Enjoy a Michael Manners four-course marquee lunch.
$99.00 per person Bookings Essential
Bookings 02 6365 6212.
Start Time: 11:30 am Finish Time: 04:00 pm
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If you’re looking for an ‘ahhh’ moment, our cellar door is a must in any season. In Summer it’s all about the leafy drive, the green hills and incredible skies above the majestic Mount Canobolas.
Driving down our well-maintained gravel road the stunning tunnel of lavish trees opens out to an established garden and cellar door.
Guests Winter days or on a crisp, sunny Winter day,
During Summer our guests are invited to taste a selection of our wines either inside the cool, tiled cellar door or in the shade of our garden on customised wine barrel chairs. On cooler days and evenings, wander further to the lawn seating overlooking valleys, vineyards and the scenic mountains and on evenings, we often light a fire in our unique firepit and enjoy a glass of red or white.
Just a short drive out of Orange, our cellar door is a great starting point for a journey back into town on the Cargo Road wine trail which also includes De Salis Wines and Cargo Road winery.
Our cellar door is open five days a week from Thursday to Monday, 11am to 5pm including public holidays.
Come and visit us soon!