Due to the region's altitude, these are elegant, cool-area wines with melon and lime aromas and flavours. On the palate good acidity means the wines mature quite well over the two to three-year medium term, developing more complex stone fruit flavours.
Pinot Noir from the region shows good colour and often shows ripe strawberry traits on nose and palate. At higher elevation the variety can display its traditional delicacy, fine aromas and flavours.
The fresh herbaceous characters of this variety are a hallmark of wines from the Ranges.
The region's Shiraz wines are typically excellent, full-fruited styles with spicy berry aromas. The wines show elegance and style, achieving a balance between warm and cool climate styles.