Orange Food and Wine

Highlights

Treat yourself to great cool-climate wines, savour talented chefs’ delicious creations, taste fresh local produce and enjoy wonderful festivals in the Orange region, northwest of Sydney. There are winery, orchard and farm tours, beautiful heritage towns and villages, elegant places to stay and the fresh country air is invigorating.

  • Wine Week, Orange
  • Wine Week, Orange

Delicious experiences in the Orange region

For a delectable escape, the Orange region of NSW is perfect. You’ll enjoy wine tasting at cellar doors of acclaimed wineries, dining at quality restaurants, picking your own berries, touring orchards and tasting local gourmet delights, including cheeses, truffles, jams and even venison. And there is a delicious events calendar, too.

Mayfield Vineyard, Orange

This beautiful region, with heritage streetscapes, gorgeous parks and a pretty countryside, enjoys an excellent reputation for fresh produce and cool-climate wines. There are more than 80 vineyards, with some on the slopes of Mount Canobolas, an extinct volcano near the vibrant city of Orange, named in honour of Prince William of Orange.

Chardonnay is the star of the whites and red varieties include a soft shiraz and exceptional merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Some of the well-known brands with cellar doors include Philip Shaw, Brangayne of Orange, Ross Hill, De Salis, Printhie and Angullong. Check out the food and drink listings for more cellar doors.

Orange Regional Cooking School, Country NSW

You can visit cellar doors directly or join tours. There are stylish wine bars too, such as Ferment – The Orange Wine Centre. Among the fine restaurants are the distinguished Lolli Redini, Racine and Tonic. With many apple orchards in the region, cider lovers will be delighted with scrumptious Small Acres Cyder, which has a tasting room.

Some orchards and farms allow visitors and tours. Pick luscious berries at Huntley Berry Farm, browse the onsite shop at Hillside Orchards and tour Mandagery Venison Farm, with its Farm Kitchen offering lunches and cooking classes. You’ll find a great range of fresh local produce at the monthly Orange Farmers Market.

Printhie Wines, Orange

Providores and grocers such as A Slice of Orange and the Agrestic Grocer sell local delights, as well. The region celebrates with tasty festivals and agricultural shows during the year. Three popular festivals are Orange F.O.O.D Week and the Orange Apple Festival in autumn and the Orange Wine Festival is in spring.

Orange F.O.O.D Week
Orange F.O.O.D Week - Interview Compile

Orange F.O.O.D Week - Interview Compile

  1. A Slice of Orange

    A Slice of Orange

    Drop in to A Slice of Orange for a Bills Beans coffee, and take a gourmet piece of the country home with you. Regional providore A Slice of Orange stocks the largest range of locally grown and handmade...

  2. Angullong Wines

    Angullong Wines

    Angullong is a family owned wine company from the premium high altitude cool climate wine region of Orange in the Central West of New South Wales located about 350 kilometres west of Sydney. The Angullong vineyards...

  3. Bloodwood Estate

    Bloodwood Estate

    The first wine grapes in the Orange district were planted on Bloodwood in the spring of 1983. Since then, Bloodwood has enjoyed continuing critical and wine show success. The vineyard is located on the mid slopes of a...

  4. Bonny Glen Fruits

    Bonny Glen Fruits

    Bonny Glen Fruits are growers, packers and shippers of apples and cherries. The orchards are located at Nashdale and Towac Valley.The apple packhouse located on the 'Caernarvon' Orchard (Canoblas Road)...

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