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Cowra wine region falls under Central Ranges zone of New South Wales. With its first vines planted in 1973, the region is now home to more than 40 vineyards. The warmest wine region of Central Ranges zone, Cowra experiences moderate rainfall, low relative humidity, cool nights and dry late summers - perfect weather conditions for ripening of grapes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Shiraz grape varieties grown in Cowra wine region have beautifully adapted the continental nature of the climate.
The vineyards at Cowra are benefitted by Lachlan and Belubula rivers. On the surface, the soils in Cowra wine region are brownish loamy sand to clay loam, accompanied by red clay subsoils. Moderately acidic, the soils here vary from low to moderately fertile.