Children at Murray river. Credit: Rob Blackburn; Destination NSW
Emmylou paddle steamer. Credit: Rob Blackburn; Destination NSW
The Murray River Echuca. Credit: Peter Sutherland; Destination NSW
Orange Food and Wine
Orange’s events calendar is filled with fantastic food and wine festivals throughout the year. Taste the district’s best local produce during F.O.O.D Week in April, and sample its finest drops at the Orange Wine Festival in October and November. The region celebrates its rich apple growing history during the Apple Festival in May.
Taste the cool-climate wines that Orange is renowned for by downloading a cellar door map and visiting the regions top wineries such as Angullong, De Salis, Phillip Shaw and Ross Hill. Local heroes in white wine varieties include chardonnay, with a growing following for the regions sauvignon blanc and riesling. In red varieties, the maturing vines deliver a soft shiraz as well as exceptional merlot and cabernet sauvignon.
During F.O.O.D Week, the hot air ballooning capital of the world, Canowindra, hosts the 100 Mile Dinner, a communal feast of exceptional regional produce and wines, all sourced from within a 100 mile radius of the town. Long tables are set up along the town’s main street and locals and visitors come together for a great night of food, fun and new friends.