About the Cowra Wine Region

Wines of Cowra and Canowindra, Central Ranges, NSW

cowramapThe Cowra Wine Region covers an area of 1,250 sq km of the beautiful Lachlan Valley of New South Wales, including Cowra, Billimari and Canowindra. The region is defined by its warm days, cool nights and dry late summers – perfect conditions for ripening wine grapes.It is classic, flavoursome Chardonnay fruit that first established Cowra as a quality grape-growing region and its Chardonnay wines continue to shine today. Recent years have seen the region’s enterprising vignerons producing some excellent wines from different varieties such as Sangiovese, Mourvedre and Tempranillo.

Cowra’s wine industry is now taking a leading role in the development of sustainable agriculture, with growers having signed onto the Cowra Sustainable Wine Partnership. Working with Cowra Shire Council and with the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority, growers are improving their sustainability by using mulch and many other improved management techniques.

Central Ranges Wine Zone - Courtesy of Wine Australia

Central Ranges Wine Zone – Courtesy of Wine Australia

Whilst not a big region compared to its neighbours in the Central Ranges (Orange and Mudgee) Cowra prides itself on its down-to-earth, unassuming style, with a mix of great flagship wines, value for money wines and certified organic wines. We invite you to venture out to Cowra, either at a quiet time or for a large event such as the Cork n Fork, cowra’s food and wine festival, in November.