The Vino Express 20-22 October ⋆ Silver Compass Tours

FOOD + WINE WEEKENDS, ORANGE NSW
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PHOTOS: courtesy of Brand Orange and Orange Region Vignerons Association

ALL ABOARD THE VINO EXPRESS!

For the 2017 Orange Wine Festival
Departing Sydney Central Station on Friday 20 October, returning Sunday 22 October 2017

Jump on board The Vino Express for exclusive access to premium wine and food experiences during the 2017 Orange Wine Festival. This 3-day packaged and hosted tour starts with immersion in the Festival Wine & Food Night Market and includes a ticket to the popular Wine in the Vines signature event. Your package also includes:

– 2 nights’ accommodation at a 4-star centrally-located venue;
– behind-the-scenes ‘Barrel to Bottle’ experience at a premium vineyard;
– local Sparkling Vino Express breakfast;
– an exclusive boutique vineyard wine-tasting at an urban cellar door;
– long table ‘Recovery Breakfast’ featuring local produce and Bloody Marys made with locally-produced gin;
– a holistic vineyard walking tour with the vigneron, with food by Pochi ma Buoni; and
– wine-tasting visit to Australia’s most charming cellar door.

Package Cost from $897 per person (based on twinshare). Fabulous Singles supplement also available for an additional $175 per person to secure your own room.

All meals are inclusive in the package, except for Saturday evening which allows guests to choose to attend a festival event or local restaurant for dinner at their own expense.

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WHY VISIT ORANGE?
With 80 vineyards and 38 cellar doors, 42 cafes and 2 hatted restaurants, Orange is fast gaining a reputation as one of Australia’s leading cool climate wine 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.

Wine Australia has recently declared the Orange region ‘Australian wine’s new flavour of the month’ :

“It’s fair to say that the [OrangeNSW] wine region and its wines are destined for big things. The refinement, elegance and balance these wineries routinely produce are just what consumers want and as the number of wineries grows, vines age and winemakers learn more about their sites, the sky’s the limit.”

UK wine writer, James Flewellen also believes that Orange is the hottest spot in cool-climate Australia.

ORANGE WINE FESTIVAL
The Orange Wine Festival is the region’s opportunity to celebrate the thriving wine industry and high-quality cool climate wines that are produced in the region. The program with over 90 events includes much-loved favourites such as the Orange Wine Show Tasting, Wine in the Vines, The Vino Express and the Festival Night Market, along with a fantastic range of events run by our local wine producers, cellar doors and restaurateurs.

www.orangewinefestival.com.au

Soak up the big blue country skies, share great food and wine, and take the time to get acquainted with one of Australia’s most exciting wine regions.

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Package includes:

  • Sydney to Orange return train fare in dedicated train carriage
  • 2 nights' accommodation in a 4-star and centrally-located venue
  • All tours and transfers within the itinerary
  • Most meals, including all breakfast and lunches
  • Tickets to Wine in the Vines and Festival Night Market signature festival events

Itinerary

FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER:

Depart Sydney 7.14am

  • Piccolos & Pastries breakfast;
  • Meet the wine-makers on the train;
  • Behind-the-scenes ‘Barrel to Bottle’ wine-tasting experience;
  • Boutique wine-tasting at urban cellar door;
  • Festival Night Market.

SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER:

  • Local Sparkling breakfast;
  • Wine in the Vines – progressive food & wine tasting at 3 cellar doors;
  • Free evening for dinner.

SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER:

  • Local produce Recovery Breakfast;
  • Holistic vineyard tour & wine-tasting;
  • Cellar door pop-up Italian lunch;
  • Boutique cellar door visit.

Depart Orange 4pm

 

*itinerary subject to change