Sydney GFWS - Bike WinnerMonday, 30th June 2014
Congratulations to Benjamin Theocharous, the lucky vintage bike winner from our competition at the Sydney Good Food & Wine Show. Thank you to everyone who took part and we hope you enjoy your bike Benjamin!
New Australian DistributorSunday, 1st June 2014
Cumulus Estate Wines is pleased to announce its new Australian distributor as Robert Oatley Vineyards from June 1, 2014.
"Robert Oatley Vineyards have established themselves as one of Australia's most recognised national distributors in the on trade and independent retail. We believe that their experience and focus on building premium wine brands through these channels will ensure that Rolling and Climbing continue their strong growth" says Peter Wedgwood, Chairman Cumulus Wines. "Our focus will continue to be on delivering our best wines and building thereputation and awareness of the Orange region."
Melbourne GFWS - Bike WinnerTuesday, 3rd June 2014
Congratulations to Melinda Cauduro for winning our beautiful red Rolling Bike at the Melbourne Good Food & Wine Show over the weekend. Happy riding Melinda!
Thanks to everyone else who took part.
Competition WinnerWednesday, 30th April 2014
Our beautiful red Rolling Vintage Bike was admired by everyone coming through the Cumulus Estate Wines pop up cellar door during Orange F.O.O.D Week.
Thank you for all your entries, we had a great response to our vintage bike competition, as always there can only be one winner....
Congratulations to Lisa Morrison for winning our 'Win A Vintage Bike' competition. Looking forward to seeing Lisa cycling around Orange in the near future!
Cumulus Vintage 2014 - UpdateThursday, 17th April 2014
The 2014 vintage has been a bit of a rollercoaster here in Orange, but we have managed to get all our grapes into the winery and the fruit is looking good.
Read the full 2014 Cumulus Estate Wines Vintage Report
Competition Winner!Wednesday, 2nd October 2013
We are amazed at the response to our competition. We are also amazed at the number of first dates, engagements, weddings and anniversaries we have been part of!!We should be the Cupid Winery!!!
We are also delighted that our brands are part of your special family gatherings and moments when you gather to meet friends to relax and have a great time. Many are the times where yo have hada great dinner party or a casual bbq and we have helped you have a memorable experience. The poems were clever, you tugged at our heart stringsand made us laugh, however there can only be one winner and that is....
Kate Hathaway. Congratulations to Kate for winning our 'Win A Wine Weekend Away' competition. Kate will now enjoy a weekend for two in Orange during Wine Week. Well done Kate!
Sydney Theatre Company & Cumulus Estate WinesThursday, 8th August 2013
Cumulus Estate Wines is delighted to announce its new sponsorship with Sydney Theatre Company beginning 1 August 2013.
Cumulus Estate Wines is pleased to have its range of Rolling, Climbing and Cumulus wines associated with the “premium” theatre company which attracts the best acting talent, directors and designers from all over Australia.
‘We see our sponsorship with Sydney Theatre Company as an outstanding opportunity to spread our cool climate, high altitude, hand crafted story,’ said Cumulus Estate Wines Sales Director, David McLeod.
Read more here
2013 Vintage ReportFriday, 17th May 2013
What a great season to be a grape grower! Only a few little curve balls to worry about rather than the bouncers we’ve had to face over the last few seasons, such as a deluge of rain during harvest, heat waves during flowering or non stop rain and wind that we had to deal with in 2011. This season has been a cracker and we reckon we have grown some our best fruit in in the last five years.
The 2012/13 growing season started quite off quite cool and dry, with vine growth steady early on.
We had a mild frost in early October that touched up some Cabernet and Merlot vines at the bottom of a few gullies but these vines soon caught up. The season soon warmed up with a return to average temperatures from November to January. The average temperatures combined with lower than average rainfall resulted in really well balanced canopies and minimal disease pressure.
Vine foliage growth pulled up naturally reducing the need for green trimming in all varieties except the perennially vigorous Shiraz. Bunches were of an average size this season and well spread out in the bunch zone.
We had quite a comprehensive canopy management plan this season for our Climbing and Cumulus blocks with wire lifting, shoot thinning and leaf plucking. We even trialled a mechanical leaf plucking machine on our reds, and we are now seeing great results in the wines with softer tannins evident.
Vine balance was the best I have seen since 2008/09 and the fruit picked very cleanly during harvest.
White wines are showing great elegance and fine flavours, with Chardonnay and our Sparkling base proving to be particularly good this year. Merlot is the standout red varietal.
90+ by James Halliday Australian Wine CompanionMonday, 30th July 2012
Cumulus Estate Wines are proud to announce the achievment of six of our wines rated 90 points and above in the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2013 edition.
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Climbing Chardonnay 2011 = 90
Climbing Pinot Gris = 90
Climbing Merlot 2010 = 91
Cumulus Chardonnay 2011 = 93
Cumulus Shiraz 2010 = 91
Cumulus Shiraz 2009 = 93
2012 Vintage ReportTuesday, 3rd April 2012
Vintage commenced on the 16th February (same date as last year) with the harvesting of Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio for our Sparkling base. Since then, we have picked our Chardonnay for Rolling, Climbing & Cumulus. We have also picked Riesling, Pinot Gris, Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc.
We have picked our Shiraz & Merlot with some of our Cabernet and awaiting the last of our Cabernet block to ripen.
We aim to be finished picking just after Easter.