ORANGE WINE FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 14 – 30 2016
Program available early August 2016
ABOUT THE 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. A two week program with over 80 events including some much loved favourites such as the Orange Wine Show Dinner, Orange Wine Show Tasting, Wine in the Vines and the Festival Night Market will be back on the menu in 2016, along with a fantastic range of events run by our producers and restaurateurs.
NEW SIGNATURE EVENT – THE VINO EXPRESS
Jump on board the maiden voyage of The Vino Express to be part of the festival’s latest signature event. This is an exclusive and all-inclusive packaged weekend of premium wine and food experiences in Orange, including a ticket to the popular ‘Wine in the Vines’ festival event. Tickets are $850 per person, based on twinshare.
THE VINO EXPRESS PACKAGE:
Departing Sydney Central Station to Orange on Friday 28 October and returning Sunday 30 October, your package includes – return Sydney/Orange train fare; sparkling Vino Express breakfast; 2 nights accommodation; transfers between railway station, accommodation and all venues; lunch at a signature restaurant on arrival; a behind-the-scenes wine tasting; dinner at a signature Orange restaurant; lunch in a winery; ticket to ‘Wine in the Vines’ event on Saturday 29 October – a journey of discovery around a number of the region’s cellar doors; a Bonfire BBQ at a local vineyard; and a wander through the charming and historic village of Millthorpe, with Sunday lunch at a local cafe.
ORANGE ON SHOW
Stories of Orange, NSW – meet our winegrowers
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.read more
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.”read more
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.”read more