‘Food and Wine by the River’

Sunday 5 November, 2017

Tambourine Bay Reserve, Riverview.

North Shore residents will once again get a taste of some of the best wine and produce from the Orange region on Sunday 5 November at Lane Cove’s Food & Wine by the River. The family-friendly festival, a signature event of Lane Cove Council’s annual ‘Festival by the River’ takes place at Tambourine Bay Reserve, Riverview from 11am to 5pm on the day.

Premium local wineries from the Orange region represented include: Cumulus Estate Wines, De Salis Wines, Heifer Station Wines, Highland Heritage Estate, Logan Wines, Philip Shaw Wines, Ross Hill Wines, See Saw Wines, Small Acres Cyder, Strawhouse Wines, Tamburlaine Organic Wines, Twisted River Wines. Sample by the glass (120ml) for $8 or half glass (60 ml) for $4 to get to know the variety of elevated tastes of this high altitude, cool-climate growing region.

Local foodies Franklin Road Kitchen and Greentrees Preserves will return, and Sydney foodies – Berlin Bangers, Fired Up BBQ, Pull n’ Shots, Sofrito Paella and Serendipity Icecream will augment the gourmet options available on the day. Live entertainment will once again be provided by unplugged musician Josh Maynard from Orange, who was a huge hit with appreciative crowds last year. Additional entertainment from Lane Cove Public School Senior Concert Band and Jazz Band from 11am on the day is also sure to strike a chord with locals.

Visitors will also have an opportunity to win a case of extraordinary Orange, NSW cool-climate wines on the day, with entries accepted in person at the Orange Region Tourism stall at the event. Entry to the event is free, and you can purchase food and wine-tastings on the day. This is a licensed event, so please no BYO or glass permitted.

‘Food and Wine by the River’ is child and pet-friendly – with free face-painting and a kindi-farm for the kids, and as long as dogs are on a leash they can come too! Parking is available on-site at Riverview College and there will also be a free shuttle bus running from the Lane Cove library down to the event so you can leave the car at home. View the free shuttle bus map online here >>

Now in its third year, Food & Wine by the River is a partnership between Lane Cove Council and Orange Region Tourism aimed at bringing a slice of regional Australia to life for North Shore residents. The event is proudly sponsored by Orange City Council and showcases the Orange region as a premium wine, food and tourism destination – just a scenic 3.5 hour drive from Sydney and boasting award-winning cool climate vineyards, cellar doors, cafes, restaurants, farm gates and wine bars.

So come along to enjoy a day in the park by the river with friends and family, and starting planning your next visit to Orange soon!

** Please note that this event will be going ahead on the day – rain, hail or shine!**



View our photo gallery below for a sneak preview of our food and wine stallholders at Taste Orange @ Lane Cove.


You will be able to purchase wine tastings on the day from our wine stallholders, for $4 per half glass (60 ml) or $8 per full glass (120 ml). Wine glasses are also available for purchase from our stallholders at $5 per glass, which can be re-used for wine tastings throughout the day.

Please note that this is a fully licensed event with no BYO or glass.



  • Cumulus Estate Wines
  • De Salis Wines
  • Heifer Station
  • Highland Heritage Estate
  • Logan Wines
  • Philip Shaw Wines
  • Ross Hill Wines
  • See Saw Wines
  • Small Acres Cyder
  • Strawhouse Wines
  • Tambourlaine Organic Wines
  • Twisted River Wines


  • Franklin Road Kitchen
  • Greentrees Preserves


  • Berlin Bangers
  • All Fired Up
  • Sofrito Paella
  • Pull n’ Shots
  • Serendipity Icecream


One lucky attendee at Lane Cove’s ‘Food & Wine by the River’ will win a case of cool-climate wine from Orange, NSW

Simply drop by the Visit Orange stall on the day and fill out an entry form. The winner will be announced on the day.


This year Taste Orange @ Lane Cove is proudly supported by Orange City Council, as part of its Visit Orange campaign.

With four distinct seasons, more than 80 vineyards, nearly 40 cellar doors and around 50 cafes and restaurants, Orange in the Central West of New South Wales is a wine lover and foodie’s dream destination. Every week is food and wine week in Orange, and it’s always a great time to visit!

For more information on accommodation and things to do and see in Orange, we invite you to take a look at the Visit Orange website.


Stallholders attending Taste Orange @ Lane Cove


Stories of Orange

Philip Shaw from Philip Shaw Wines

Philip Shaw is recognised as one of the world’s leading winemakers, and is the former Head of Production / Winemaking for Rosemount and Southcorp Wines. Philip established his own vineyard in the Orange region in 1989. He searched Australia for years to find the best site in an emerging wine-growing region to make exceptional wines with flavour and finesse. The opportunity to pioneer and champion the region greatly appealed to Philip, and his belief in the Orange wine-growing region has been backed by numerous international awards.

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Justin Jarrett from See Saw Wines

A recognised pioneer of the Orange region’s viticulture industry, Justin is the proud owner of See Saw Wine – one of the region’s most successful biodynamic vineyards. He believes the phenomenal and growing success of Orange as an emerging food and wine destination has been in its promotion through events such as the Orange Wine Festival and Orange F.O.O.D Week. “Orange is a cosmopolitan region. If we all still can stick to improving our quality, delivering the truth of it, and working together the region will continue to leap ahead.”

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Charlie Svenson from De Salis Wines

Charlie’s love for wine meant he was habitually bending the ears of his friends about his passion – yet the move to winemaking seemed for Charlie, beyond him. “I was the beer brewer for the parties on campus, but craving to dabble in winemaking. When I turned 40, my mates gave me a barrel and told me to get on with it – make wine – they were sick of hearing about my viniferous dreams. We see ourselves as minimalist winemakers at De Salis – like a great chef who will choose the best produce in season and artistically develops the flavour, enhancing but not changing its uniqueness and regionality.”

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