The 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.
The Cowra Region is home to over 40 vineyards from small boutiques to big industry players such as McGuigan and Cowra Estate. The fourteen vineyards featured on this site are all open for public wine tasting, mostly by appointment, and over 20 wine labels now bear the Cowra name.
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.
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.
If you have any questions please contact us using the link at the top of the page.
Judging of the Cowra Regional Vineyards Association annual Cowra Canowindra Regional Wine Awards has once again highlighted the quality of the region’s wines. With 85 entries and four gold medals, the 2010 awards continue to show the success and the ongoing quality that the region is experiencing. Read more...