It’s a scenic 3.5 hour drive from Sydney or 3 hours drive from Canberra, and direct flights are available from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
With 80 vineyards and 38 cellar doors, 42 cafes and 2 hatted restaurants, Orange is fast gaining a reputation as one of Australia’s most exciting wine growing regions. Most vineyards are placed at unique high elevations and are producing remarkable and award-winning cool climate wines, and Orange is swiftly becoming known as a food and wine lover’s dream destination.
It’s a town for all seasons with blossoms in spring, sunny summers, glorious autumnal colours and snowy winters. Annual food and wine festivals are hosted here: Orange F.O.O.D Week in April and the Orange Wine Festival in October, and there’s also a wide array of unique dining experiences starring fresh, local produce all year round. Every week is food and wine week here in Orange!
LOCAL FOOD + WINE TOUR PACKAGES
We provide tailored and private tour itineraries on request. Ask about our 3 day/ 2 night all-inclusive packages, covering accommodation, all meals, a farm gate and farmer’s market visit (where possible), local produce tour, local dining experiences, wine-tastings and more. Starting from AUD$697 per person for groups of 6, with discounts available for group bookings of 10 or more.
We encourage you to savour the region’s seasonal produce specialties, including: artisanal cheeses, apples, cherries, figs, hazelnuts, olives, olive oil, quince, truffles, garlic, saffron, berries, naturally-pastured chicken, grass-fed beef and lamb, hormone-free pork, and farmed venison. We even have an organic chocolatier!
The Orange region is known for its buttery Chardonnay, elegant Riesling, and deep flavoured Cabernet and Shiraz. However there are lots of new varietals being introduced and experimentation happening which is fun, and several vineyards are producing spectacular Sparklings and Rosé.
A packaged and hosted slow travel experience by train from Sydney to Orange, with an emphasis on organic / biodynamic food and wine experiences during the 2019 Orange F.O.O.D Week festival. Your 3-day carefully curated itinerary features a long table lunch at a holistic vineyard, the Festival Food & Wine Night Market, farm gate visits and opportunities to meet local producers and sample their products, biodynamic and organic cellar door wine-tastings, and a visit to an organic farm & sustainable community for a long table lunch in a strawbale winery.
The Vino Express is a 3-day carefully curated and hosted weekend tour package to the Orange Wine Festival, featuring a dedicated train carriage for our guests from Sydney to Orange across both weekends of the festival. Each weekend includes tickets to festival events, including the Orange Wine Show Tasting and Pilgrimage of Elevation on Weekend One; and the Festival Night Market and Wine in the Vines signature festival event on Weekend Two. Plus unique cellar door visits and local dining experiences and lots more!
We provide a bespoke itinerary concierge service for self-drive visitors to the Orange wine region who like doing their own thing, but who are seeking an insider’s view into what’s amazing about our sophisticated cool climate food and wine region.
To request more information on our tailored itineraries, feel free to contact us and say hello.
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