Angullong’s Crossing family planted their vineyards on 540 acres between 1998 and 2000, and the first wines were released in 2003. Continuing the property’s long farming history, the remaining 4,000 acres are dedicated to grazing land for Anguscattle as well as to growing fodder crop for the Angullong Pastoral Co.
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One of the most expansive vineyard areas in the Orange region with 550 acres of vines, the Angullong Vineyards are located in Panuara, approx. 35 kilometres south of Orange and 350 kilometres west of Sydney.
The vineyards are characterised by their range in altitude, being at 620 metres above sea level at their highest point and 580 metres at their lowest. It is the vines at the highest levels, over 600 metres, which provide the fruit for Angullong’s Orange region wines.
The traditional varieties grown are: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet. Alternative varieties: Viognier, Savagnin, Tempranillo, Barbera and Sangiovese.
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Angullong have adopted a straightforward winemaking philosophy based on the belief that the vineyard determines the wine quality and therefore it is the winemaker’s job to ensure the grapes are given the best possible opportunity to reveal their regional origins.
Thanks to the expanse of the vineyards, their diverse soils and varying aspects, the Angullong team is able to pick the finest fruit to go into the wines. These parcels tend to be smaller with each contributing a unique element and degree of complexity to the final blend.
All these aspects are brought together by a talented team of winemakers from the Orange and Hunter Valley regions. Headed up by the experienced and highly respected Jon Reynolds, they work in a state-of-the-art winery. Their motivation hails from a desire to present wine-lovers with top quality, modern wines that gain the respect of consumers and critics alike.