Wine Australia has just launched two new topics on Australian Wine Discovered – Orange and the heartland regions of Riverland, Riverina and Murray Darling, adding to the already rich selection of topics available for wine educators. 

New education resources on Orange and Heartland regions on Australian Wine Discovered

AWE members can now access free information, education tools and resources on Orange and the heartland regions of Riverland, Riverina and Murray Darling on Australian Wine Discovered.

Explore the regions’ history, climate, viticulture and notable wines, and download detailed notes, editable presentations, handouts, maps, videos, certificates, tasting tools and more.

Like other Australian Wine Discovered topics, the resources are suitable for all levels, from beginner to advanced, and can be tailored to best suit your audience. The materials are editable – you can add your logo, amend sections, and include wines being tasted. With these free resources, you’ll have everything you need to explore, teach, and stay up to date with Orange and the heartland regions.


Sitting more than 600m above sea level, Orange in New South Wales is Australia’s highest vineyard area, with a cool climate year-round and cold, snowy winters. The region is dominated by an extinct volcano, which provides a unique combination of geology, soils and distinct weather patterns.

This cool climate hotspot, now home to more than 60 wineries, produces fresh, vibrant wines including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon as well as alternative varieties.

Heartland regions

The heartland regions – Riverland, Riverina and Murray Darling – are wine powerhouses, renowned for their production prowess, global brands and export success. However, their story goes beyond volume. The heartland regions are home to innovative producers leading the charge on alternative varieties, reducing water usage, and adapting to the changing climate. These inland regions produce a diverse range of styles from classic varieties such as Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon to late ripening alternative varieties including Vermentino and Nero d’Avola.

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