Orange's warm and dry last summer is set to produce benefits nine months later in the form of some top quality wines.
The 2019 Orange Wine Show judging will take place next month with about 340 entries received.
Chief Steward Will Rikard-Bell said the region's reds had gained from warm and dry conditions seen last summer.
"Shiraz and pinot noir are expected to score well," he said.
I also predict chardonnay and riesling will deliver too.Will Rikard-Bell, chief steward, 2019 Orange Wine Show
Mr Rikard-Bell said some white wines were also looking strong.
"I also predict chardonnay and riesling will deliver too."
Orange Region Vignerons Association president Nicole Samodol said she also expected sparkling wines to be among the top varieties of the show.
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Ms Samodol said the yield of grapes harvested throughout the region around last March was down due to the weather but the quality was up.
"Similar to other regions we experienced lower yields last year, however the quality is truly exceptional," she said.
Definitely Orange as a region has performed incredibly well.Nicole Samodol, ORVA president
Ms Samodol said summer rain fell at the right time providing respite for the vines.
She said Orange wines were also set to do well in the NSW Wine Awards.
Judging was held last week with the presentation lunch set for October 18.
"Definitely Orange as a region has performed incredibly well," she said.
The Orange Wine Show judging will take place from October 9-11.
Those awards will be presented at a lunch at the Hotel Canobolas on Friday October 11.
One week later the Orange Wine Festival will start with the wine show's Tasting and Masterclass event on Friday October 18.
Event highlights include two Wine in the Vines events, a roving lunch with matching wines throughout the region on October 18 and 25 and the festival night market in Robertson Park on Friday October 25.
This year about 50 food and wine stalls will be available where the public can meet winemakers, sample the local drops and food and enjoy live music.
There will also be two Vino Express return trains from Sydney bringing wine lovers into the region over both weekends of the festival.
Tickets to wine festival events are now on sale.
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