All aboard the Vino Express to the 2019 Orange Wine Festival, 18-27 Oct

FOOD + WINE WEEKENDS, ORANGE NSW
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ALL ABOARD THE VINO EXPRESS!

Hosted by Silver Compass Tours in partnership with the Orange Region Vignerons Association.

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Jump on board the Vino Express for exclusive access to premium wine and food experiences during the 2019 Orange Wine Festival. The Vino Express is a luxury 3-day curated slow travel experience package by train from Sydney to Orange. This signature festival event is held over two separate weekends during the wine festival, with two very different and exclusive itineraries.

PACKAGE COST:

From $997 per person for a King Deluxe room based on double occupancy (couples) or twinshare (friends). Fabulous Singles supplement of $197 to secure your own room.

Vino Express Weekend One, Friday 18 to Sunday 20 October 2019.

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Vino Express Weekend Two, Friday 25 to Sunday 27 October 2019.

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Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions carefully prior to booking. There is limited availability for twinshare rooms, so be quick!

2019 ITINERARIES:

Both weekend experiences include: return train fare from Sydney to Orange in a dedicated Festival train carriage; Welcome Onboard breakfast of Prosecco piccolos & local pastries; a ‘Meet the Vigneron’ onboard event with introduction to the Orange wine region from a local winemaker and wine-tasting; 2 nights’ King Size Deluxe accommodation in the 4-star centrally-located Mercure hotel; daily breakfasts at local cafes; tickets to festival events; as well as visits to local artisans and additional boutique cellar door visits for wine-tastings.

All meals are inclusive in the package – except for the Saturday evening on both weekends, which allows guests to choose to attend a festival event or local restaurant for dinner (at own expense) and enjoy some free time to explore our charming country city.

Each weekend features additional exclusive Orange Wine Festival events and local dining experiences, which are outlined for each separate weekend below.

Vino Express Weekend One

Friday 18 to Sunday 20 October 2019
In addition to the package inclusions listed above, Vino Express Weekend One features:

  • – Long Table Welcome Lunch at charming country venue with Wine Tasting
  • – Private Orange Region Wine Masterclass
  • – Ticket to Orange Wine Show, including wine tastings and cheese/charcuterie grazing table. Valued at $60
  • – Ticket to exclusive event, the Boree Lane Ramble visiting four vineyards with wine-tastings and food. Valued at $120
  • – Sunday Sparkling Breakfast at Nile Street Cafe
  • – Ticket to exclusive festival event, the Pilgrimage of Elevation. Includes vineyard tour, wine-tastings and 2-course lunch in historic woolshed. Valued at $120

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About the Pilgrimage of Elevation:

Held exclusively for our Vino Express Weekend One guests, this ‘pilgrimage’ is aimed at introducing wine aficionados and wine lovers to the concept of grape growing at varying elevations, and the effect this has on the flavour of the wines – even when part of the same vineyard, and grown and made by the same vigneron. Hosted by Justin Jarrett, owner of See Saw Wines, we will be walking through each of Justin’s three vineyards situated at 700m, 800m and 900m above sea level, with a wine-tasting at each for us to taste the difference altitude makes and finishing with a grazing table lunch in the Balmoral vineyard’s historic woolshed. You might like to read more about the ‘Pilgrimage of Elevation’ festival event here >>

Vino Express Weekend Two

Friday 25 to Sunday 27 October 2019
In addition to the package inclusions listed above, Vino Express Weekend Two features:

  • – Long Table Welcome Lunch at a vineyard with Wine Tasting
  • – Private Orange Region Wine Masterclass
  • – Ticket to the Festival Night Market with Food/Wine vouchers. Valued at $40
  • – Ticket to signature event, ‘Wine in the Vines’ including visits to five vineyards with food and wine. Valued at $150
  • – Sunday Sparkling Breakfast at Nile Street Cafe
  • – Invitation to exclusive winemakers lunch with a focus on the ‘hero’ wines of the Orange region – Sparkling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Shiraz. Valued at $110

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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
  • 'Meet the Vigneron' onboard event with introduction to the Orange wine region from a local winemaker and wine-tasting
  • 2 nights' accommodation in centrally-located 4 star hotel
  • Most meals, including all lunches and daily cafe breakfasts
  • Tickets to festival events
  • Exclusive and private wine experiences
  • Local dining experiences
  • Visits to local artisans
  • Additional boutique cellar door visits for wine-tastings
  • Local Host & Itinerary Guide
  • All tours and transfers within the itinerary

Itinerary

VINO EXPRESS WEEKEND ONE

Depart Sydney 7.14am

FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER

  • Pastries & Prosecco Piccolos
  • Meet the Vigneron onboard wine tasting
  • Long Table Welcome Lunch
  • Orange Wine Region Masterclass
  • Orange Wine Show Tasting [festival event]

SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER

  • Boree Lane Ramble – wine tastings with food through four different vineyards [private festival event]
  • Free evening

SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER

  • Sparkling Breakfast
  • Pilgrimage of Elevation – wine tasting through the three See Saw Wines’  vineyards at varying elevations [private festival event]
  • Lunch in a historic woolshed on a vineyard with wine-tasting

Depart Orange 4pm

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VINO EXPRESS WEEKEND TWO

Depart Sydney 7.14am

FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER

  • Pastries & Prosecco Piccolos
  • Meet the Vigneron onboard wine tasting
  • Long Table Welcome Lunch
  • Orange Wine Region Masterclass
  • Festival Night Market [festival event]

SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER

  • Wine in the Vines – wine tastings with food through five different vineyards [private festival event]
  • Free evening

SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER

  • Sparkling Breakfast
  • Winemakers lunch [exclusive festival event]

Depart Orange 4pm

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*itineraries are subject to change