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The Cowra wine region covers 1,250 square kilometres of the beautiful Lachlan Valley including Cowra, Billimari and Canowindra.

The region is defined by warm days, cool nights and dry late summers – perfect conditions for ripening wine grapes. It was classic, flavoursome Chardonnay that first established Cowra as a quality grape-growing region. Today, Chardonnay and Shiraz sit as the regions varietal heros.

The region is home to over 40 vineyards, most of which are family owned and operated. The vignerons work together, sharing their knowledge and experience to ensure that the region continues to strive for excellence.

Recently Cowra has made environmental sustainability a priority with the mission ‘To produce wine of regional character with the least environmental impact of any region in Australia’.

All vineyards are in the process of completing Property Plans so as to work in unison with their surrounding natural resources. They are focused on increasing the use of mulch in the area including the ‘Compost Cook Off’ initiative where vignerons compete against each other to make the best compost and promote this to the community. Cowra is already home to four organic vineyards, with an aim of increasing this number in the coming years. 

Useful Contacts

Visit Cowra

NSW Wine Industry Partners

Upcoming Events

May, June, July 2022

NSW Wine Regional Trade Tasting

NSW Wine is hosting a series of regional tastings for the on-premise trade in Sydney. Part 1 focuses on the Hunter Valley, Mudgee, the Canberra District & Orange, with additional Parts taking place later in the year. For more info email:

July 2022

Free On-Premise workshops

Register for free workshops that will assist NSW wine businesses become stronger in the NSW On-Premise channel.


October 2022

2022 NSW Wine Awards Judging

Entries into the 27th annual ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards will open in July 2022, with judging taking place at ICC Sydney in October.


TBC 2022

NSW Wine Awards Presentation

Join the Governor of NSW at a lavish lunch and be amongst the first to hear which NSW wines and winemakers have been crowned the best of the best in 2022.


March 2023

NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards

The next NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards will open in early 2023. To find out more about these Awards and see who were the 2022 #nswwinestar click below.

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