Bookings now open for the 2019 Provenance Express
You are invited to embark on a slow travel, sustainable food odyssey to one of Australia’s hottest cool-climate food and wine destinations onboard the PROVENANCE EXPRESS to Orange in regional New South Wales, Australia.
The PROVENANCE EXPRESS is a 3-day carefully curated and hosted food and wine travel experience from Sydney to Orange by train, running Friday 5 to Sunday 7 April 2019 during the Orange F.O.O.D Week festival. With a focus on organic and biodynamic food and wine experiences as well as sustainable and holistic farming practices the PROVENANCE EXPRESS itinerary has been hand-selected and jam-packed with foodie adventures aimed at introducing guests to the abundant Orange region during harvest and vintage time in Autumn.
The journey commences on Friday 5 April from the Country Platform at Sydney Central Station, with a five-hour slow travel experience in a dedicated rail carriage that includes a Prosecco & Pastries breakfast followed by an onboard organic wine and artisanal cheese tasting with a local vigneron and producer.
Highlights of the PROVENANCE EXPRESS 3-day itinerary include attending the F.O.O.D Week festival night market in Robertson Park on Friday, with over 50 local food and wine stalls – the perfect way to get know the region before commencing serious foodie exploration; a day on an organic farm in Canowindra on Saturday specialising in figs, olives, olive oil and organic wine, with a long table lunch in a strawbale winery as well as a tour of the sustainable community on the property; a festival dinner event in a cellar door on a vineyard; and a Sparkling Sunday breakfast followed by farm gate and vineyard visits, finished with lunch in an historic woolshed.
“This is the first time we’ve introduced the PROVENANCE EXPRESS and we are super excited about this itinerary. In line with the F.O.O.D Week festival’s sustainability ethos, we thought it would be a great idea to focus on the increasing number of farms and vineyards achieving organic certification in the Orange region – and we were blown away by just how many there were to include in our itinerary. In fact, we could easily expand our portfolio of unique organic food and wine experiences in Orange and surrounding districts to cover a 5-day packaged tour itinerary, and this is something we are currently developing for domestic and international visitors to be available all year round and launching soon.” Kelly, Chief Experience Officer, Silver Compass Tours
The 3-day PROVENANCE EXPRESS curated and hosted travel package during Orange F.O.O.D Week in April 2019 includes two nights’ King Deluxe accommodation at the centrally-located Templar’s Mill Mercure Hotel, return train fare, most meals (Friday is a free evening at the Festival Night Market), all wine-tasting fees, tour transfers and host.
Package cost is $897 per person and Fabulous Singles are welcome for just $197 additional to secure their own room.
Silver Compass Tours is a locally-based tour operator in Orange, owned and run by passionate locals specialising in packaged and hosted food and wine travel experiences, such as the Vino Express which runs in October during the Orange Wine Festival and a soon-to-launch VIP Weekend Package for the Orange Winter Fire Festival in August.
“Being locals, we are able to provide our guests with intimate and genuinely immersive local food and wine experiences. We take our guests on behind-the-scenes adventures and introduce them to our passionate local farmers, producers, vignerons and artisan friends in the region to gain a complete understanding of the provenance of our amazing food and wine region,” says Kelly.
Tickets are now on sale, starting at $897 per person (based on double occupancy). Fabulous Singles are welcome for an additional $197 to secure own room. Read itinerary overview>>
PROVENANCE EXPRESS ITINERARY:
Friday 5 April
Depart 7am from Country Platform at Sydney Central Station, arrive Orange 12pm.
- Prosecco & Pastries Breakfast
- Onboard wine and artisanal cheese-tasting with local vigneron & producer
- Welcome Lunch at Groundstone Café
- ‘Paddock to Plate’ exhibition visit at Orange Regional Museum
- Orientation walk of main street of Orange for cafes, boutiques and bars
- Origin organic chocolate tasting & wine pairing at cocktail bar
- Festival Night Market (own expense)
Saturday 6 April
- Biodynamic cellar door visit
- Devonshire Tea and tour of sustainable community and housing on organic farm
- Tour of organic fig orchard, olive grove and vineyard followed by food and wine tastings
- Organic 2-course long table lunch in strawbale winery
- Festival dinner & wine tasting on a holistic vineyard, featuring organic local produce
Sunday 7 April
- Sunday Sparkling Breakfast
- Farm gate and local produce store visit for seasonal produce
- Stone-fruit orchard tour and morning tea
- Organic vineyard ramble and wine-tasting
- 2-course lunch in a woolshed on a vineyard featuring local organic and seasonal produce
Depart Orange Railway Station at 4pm, arrive Sydney 9pm.
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