Food and wine in Orange
Orange in Central NSW is a great place to discover some of the best produce, wines and dining experiences in the State. Thanks to its cool climate and rich soils, Orange and surrounds grow an enormous range of produce that includes seasonal fruit and vegetables, pork, free range chicken, venison, duck, smoked and fresh trout, cheeses, gourmet preserves, artisan bread, mustard, honey, olives and olive oil, hazelnuts, verjus and much more.
Don't miss the Orange farmers markets, held on the second Saturday of each month at the Orange Showground, where you can sample the local rare and exotic produce. At Huntley Berry Farm, pick luscious berries in season - strawberries, gooseberries, youngberries, boysenberries, loganberries, blueberries and blackberries. At nearby Molong, sample delicious locally-made gelato at the Molong Gelato Factory. At Millthorpe, try the seasonal menu at Old Mill Cafe and Restaurant or country cooking with a twist at Tonic restaurant. Don't miss the wonderful Millthorpe Wine Centre.
There are several quality provedores and delis in the neighbourhood. Check out A Slice of Orange, Jannei Goat Dairy and Totally Local. Nearby taste Canowindra is a one-stop shop for food and wine grown and produced from the surrounding region.
Taste the cool-climate wines that Orange is famous for at one of the region's 40-plus boutique wineries including Belgravia, Dindima or Ibis wines. Collect a cellar-door map from the local visitor information centre so you don't miss out on other top wines from Printhie Wines, Ross Hill Wines, Cumulus Estate and Bloodwood.
Orange has some excellent restaurants. Lolli Redini and Racine at La Colline have both won awards for their stylish contemporary menus. Other food and wine spots not to miss include Union Bank Wine Bar, Borrodell on the Mount and Bills Beans.
There is a variety of food and wine tours in Orange in you can do in the area.