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.
The Vino Express is a 3-day luxury hosted weekend tour package to the Orange Wine Festival, and includes tickets to signature events such as the Festival Food + Wine Night Market and the progressive cellar door all-day experience, Wine in the Vines. Bookings will open in May this year, CONTACT US to request being placed on the waiting list. Last year’s event sold out a month prior to the festival, so first in best dressed!
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We put together tailored itineraries on request for couples, or for small groups of friends.
Discounts available for groups of 10 or more
We can also take over an entire vineyard for larger groups or corporates.
Feel free to contact us and say hello.