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OCTOBER 14 – 30 2016


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 90 events including some much loved favourites such as the 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. This year the festival introduces a new signature event The Vino Express.


WIN Your Own #OrangeNSW Adventure!

Hands up who needs a weekend getaway to New South Wales wine country? We hear you!

Thanks to our friends at the Orange Accommodation Group, we have 3 experiential packages for couples to win – including a 20 minute Helicruz scenic helicopter tour over the local vineyards and lunch at Highland Heritage Estate, 18 holes of golf at the prestigious Duntryleague golf course, or a Food & Wine Safari with Simmo’s Offroad Tours.

Each package includes 2 nights’ accommodation including a continental breakfast at either De Russie Boutique Hotel, Sundowner Oriana Motor Inn or the Orange Motor Lodge, dinner for two at Mr Lim Korean BBQ Restaurant, a morning tea at The Agrestic Grocer, a welcome hamper of regional goodies from Completely Hampered, a jewellery voucher from Everly Jewellers and a mixed dozen of cool climate Orange NSW wines to take home with you, courtesy of the Orange Region Vignerons Association (ORVA).

Submit your entries in person at various signature events during Orange Wine Festival 14-30 October or enter online below.

Prizes will be valid for redemption until 31 March 2017. For full terms and conditions click here.

NSW Permit No. LTPS/16/07424

WIN Your Own #OrangeNSW Adventure!

CLICK HERE for the Waiting List for Wine in the Vines

Waiting List for Orange Wine Festival Events

Signature Events During the Festival


Orange Wine Show Tasting & Masterclass

Friday October 14

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


Agricultural Pavilion Orange Showground
Time 5.30pm-8.30pm Prices from $50 per person
Limited tickets available at the door

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Wine Central

Wine Central

Open Monday-Thursday, 14-30 October

During the festival all things wine can be found at Wine Central located at Union Bank, from tastings to winemaker discussions. Wine Central should be the first port of call for those looking to investigate and explore all things vinous in the region of Orange

Union Bank
Cnr Sale & Byng Street Orange
Time 5.30pm-7pm
Free event


Wine & Food Night Market

Friday 21 October

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
Time: 5.30pm-9pm · Gold Coin Entry
Enquiries 02 6360 1990

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All aboard The Vino Express

Friday 28 October

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. 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 28 October, 7.18am
Returns Sunday 30 October, 8.44pm
Package cost $850pp twin share · For more information, phoneLucy George 0400 728 615


Wine in the Vines (SOLD OUT)

Saturday 29 October

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. Start with a light brunch, then board the bus and enjoy a roving lunch with matching wines throughout the region on this all-inclusive day trip! Ticket includes brunch, lunch, wine tastings, transfers and a bottle of the region’s best to takeaway.

Bus departs Union Bank
84 Byng St, Orange · Brunch 10.30am,
Buses depart 11.30am · $145pp
02 6360 1990 

Waiting List for Orange Wine Festival Events

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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OCTOBER 14 - 30 2016

Program available early August 2016