Central Ranges (wine)

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Central Ranges
Wine region
Year established1996
Part ofNew South Wales
Sub-regionsCowra, Mudgee, Orange
Location33°00′S 149°24′E / 33°S 149.4°E / -33; 149.4Coordinates: 33°00′S 149°24′E / 33°S 149.4°E / -33; 149.4

Central Ranges is a wine zone and Australian Geographical Indication in the Central West of New South Wales.[1] It lies on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, west of the Blue Mountains.

The Central Ranges zone contains three wine regions. From north to south, they are Mudgee, Orange and Cowra, each named after the main town in the region.[1] There is also a strip of land in the Central Ranges zone to the west of the line of the three regions that is warmer, and an area to the east of the southern two that is cooler[2] and includes wineries and vineyards around Bathurst.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Central Ranges". Register of Protected GIs and Other Terms. Wine Australia. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  2. ^ James Halliday. "Central Ranges Zone Wine Region". James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Wines of Bathurst". Retrieved 4 June 2016.