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ORANGE WINE FESTIVAL 

OCTOBER 13-22, 2017

ABOUT THE ORANGE WINE 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. The program with over 90 events including some much loved favourites such as the Orange Wine Show Tasting, Wine in the Vines, The Vino Express and the Festival Night Market will be back on the menu in 2017, along with a fantastic range of events run by our producers and restaurateurs.

The Orange Wine Festival Program will available online from July 3. The printed program will be available at the Orange Farmers Markets on Saturday July 8.

Orange Wine Festival  @ Monster Kitchen & Bar, Canberra

Thursday August 17 at 7pm 

The Orange Regions Vigneron’s and HerCanberra invite you to attend the launch of the 2017 Orange Wine Festival Program in Canberra at Hotel Hotel with food by Monster Kitchen & Bar in the Mosaic Room. A delicious menu prepared by the chefs and the menu will feature of range of local produce from Orange that has been selected by head chef Sean McConnell with wines matched from some of Orange’s best know winemakers.
 
Ticket price includes sparkling on arrival, entree, main and dessert with wines matched to each course.
Ticket Price $120 per person
Monster Kitchen & Bar
Hatted restaurant, Monster Kitchen and Bar wanders through the ground floor of Hotel Hotel. The kitchen is headed by Sean McConnell and the gang, their menu charts the seasons and uses ingredients straight from producers. The Mosaic room can be found off the public lounge- It has a soaring ceiling flooded with natural light and big open windows. One wall is a mosaic installation of tiles made by the late Gerard Havekes. The other walls are covered in paintings by Melbourne artist Al Stark and hung with a giant canvas by Dutch artist Rik Meijers.
 
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The Vino Express – 2017 Food & Wine Train

20 October 2017 7:00AM

Vino Express Departs Central, , NSW, Australia.

ALL ABOARD THE VINO EXPRESS! Jump on board The Vino Express for exclusive access to premium wine and food experiences during the 2017 Orange Wine Festival. Your package also includes: 2 nights’ accommodation in a centrally-located venue, exclusive & boutique wine tastings, local dining experiences, and a holistic vineyard tour. Package cost from $897 per person (based on double or twinshare).

 Additional Single Supplement available of $175 per person to secure own room.

Orange Wine Festival at the Greens in North Sydney

The Greens in North Sydney are helping us to launch the Orange Wine Festival 2017 with pre-dinner canapés followed by a 4 course dinner featuring Gnocchi, Pork Belly and Venison, created to complement a selection of the regions celebrated wines. Now in it’s 19th year, the festival showcases the region’s produce and wines with 10 days of tastings, workshops, and events from 13th – 22nd of October.
Pre-dinner canapés with 4 courses matched with wines – $120 p/person
For more info [email protected] or 9245 3089

Signature Events During the Festival

Tickets go on sale on Monday July 3 for the Wine Show Tasting and Wine in the Vines


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Orange Wine Show Tasting & Masterclass

Friday October 13

All the wines from the Orange Wine Show, including the trophy and medal winning wines, will be on show for you to taste and judge. In between tasting, graze from generous platters of delicious local produce.

The masterclasses are hosted by Will Rickard-Bell a local winemaker.  This Masterclass will introduce you to the colour, aroma, taste and regional characteristics of Orange wines, why the Orange Region is so special

The Ballroom, Hotel Canobolas, 248 Summer St, Orange
Wine Show Tasting 5.30pm–8.30pm
Masterclasses 5.45pm & 7.30pm
Wine Tasting ONLY $50pp or $55pp with Spiegelau Glass
Tasting & Masterclass $65pp or $70pp with Spiegelau Glass

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PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY

NM

Wine & Food Night Market

Friday October 20

A wonderful family affair not to be missed. With over 60 stalls offering award winning wines from the Orange Wine Region. All paired with the finest cuisine prepared by our clever chefs and cooks, with a focus on the provenance of our local produce. Set in stunning Robertson Park, relax to the sound of local music with family and friends at long communal tables. Children’s catering and activities on site.

Robertson Park, McNamara St, Orange
5.30pm–8.30pm · Gold Coin Entry
Enquiries · 02 6360 1990

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY

Daquinos

 

All aboard The Vino Express

Friday October 20 – Sunday October 22

Jump on board the 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. Also includes 2 nights accommodation, sparkling Vino Express breakfast, behind-the-scenes wine tastings at cellar doors, local fine-dining experiences, a Bonfire BBQ and more

Departs Central Station, Sydney Friday 20 October, 7.18am.
Returns Sunday 22 October, 8.44pm · Package cost
$897pp (twin share), Single supplement available.
Enquiries [email protected] or 0437 091 503

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Wine in the Vines

Saturday October 21

Meet the maker! Explore the wines of Orange without need for a Plan B. We’ll be your designated driver as you are introduced to local vignerons and given an exclusive insight into how some of Orange’s best coolclimate grapes go from vine to wine. Board the bus and enjoy a roving lunch with matching wines throughout the region on this all-inclusive day trip! Ticket includes lunch, wine tastings, transfers and a bottle of the region’s best to takeaway.

Bus departs Orange Visitor Information Centre,
Byng St, Orange. Afternoon drop off at Union Bank
Buses depart from 11.30am · $145pp · 02 6360 1990

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Stories of Orange, NSW – meet our winegrowers

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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