TASTE ORANGE @ Watsons Bay 7 May 2017

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel & Brand Orange will again bring Sydneysiders and visitors alike a slice of the famed Orange Wine Region with an array of exciting activities planned, commencing in May 2017.

Wine Master Classes.
The month also features a series of wine masterclasses at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. Each event will be led by the resident sommelier, taking guests through the finest wines from the Orange region, without the 260 kilometer drive. A limited number of tickets can be purchased from the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. 

Taste Orange Food & Wine Festival 7 May 2017 in Robertson Park, Watsons Bay

The Festival will present an array of entertainment suitable for guests of all ages. Stalls that offer various mouth-watering treats such as local dips and antipasto – while enjoying one of the wines on showcase, of course. Sunday May 7, 11am to 5pm. Entry to the festival is free, and pre-packaged tasting tickets are available online.



Stories of Orange, NSW

Rex D’Aquino from D’Aquino Group of Companies

With a start in a tin shed in 1946, the founder of D’Aquino Bros Pty Ltd, Carmelo D’Aquino, produced six barrels of wine and started the first winemaking family in the Orange district. His grandson Rex is now the third generation to run the D’Aquino wine business – a vast commercial operation which has expanded considerably since the tin shed days and incorporates the Highland Heritage Estate vineyard as well as a distillery, wholesale and contract bottling and retail outlets throughout country NSW.

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James Kendell from Small Acres Cyder

“The style of ciders we are making have been around for hundreds of years in Europe. They are true, fermented wine styles that reflect the location and season and are made to go with food. We source all our apples from within five kilometres of the cider house.”

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Libby Morgan from Morganics Farm

Perched on the north-facing slopes of Mt Canobolas, overlooking over the Towac Valley, the Morganics Farm property is home to two-acres of organic garlic plus a range of organic vegetables and herbs. “While we are slowly growing the range of products supplied from Morganics Farm, garlic is our true love and main focus.”

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