Cowra is a wine region of eastern Australia, covering 1,250 square kilometers (483 sq. miles) and nestled in the Lachlan Valley in the Central Dividing Range of New South Wales. The warm, dry climate here has encouraged vineyard developments by both local boutique winemakers and much larger names from other areas of the country. Viticulture in the Cowra is developing fast, and it is beginning to establish an identity in the rapidly changing New South Wales wine landscape. The climate here is very well suited to making deep, richly flavored red wines from Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Some equally deep white wine styles are also made in Cowra – notably Chardonnay and Semillon, as well as increasing quantities of Sauvignon Blanc and Verdelho.