Established in 1995, the 508 hectare Cumulus vineyards gently rises and falls across a range of elevations and slopes above and below 600 metres - traversing both the Orange and Central Ranges wine regions. In such unique surroundings the Cumulus vineyard provides a range of elevations, terrains, volcanic soils and aspects which combined with the area's high altitude, intense sunlight and cool climate delivers wines with bright fruit flavours and subtle elegance.
What is unique about the Orange wine region?
Orange lies at the foot of the extinct volcano, Mount Canoblas, approximately 250km west of Sydney, NSW. Nestled in the heart of rich agricultural land, Orange is home to a vibrant food and wine culture. The region experiences cold winters and mild summers moderated by the elevation. The average annual rainfall is 705mm with the three driest months being February, March and April – ideal times for fruit ripening.
Why do you take a ‘ bud to bottle’ approach at Cumulus Wines?
A bud to bottle approach is taken at the vineyard and in the winery, the experienced Cumulus team are involved in every aspect of a wine's development from grafting to harvest to bottling. Winemaker Debbie Lauritz believes that the fruit should be the main focus of all our wines, with oak, yeast and other secondary characteristics supporting and enhancing the total varietal character.
Did you know...
Cumulus Estate Wines produce very distinctive, quirky labels that are recognised world wide - our 'Rolling' label is a tribute to the whimsical cycling Beatrice and our 'Climbing' label an 1880 inspired circus poster of the daring diving 'Henry'.