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The Orange Wine Festival is the region's opportunity to celebrate its thriving wine and food culture and quality cool-climate wines, unique to the region.

Running over the month of October, the program features many innovative, educational and fun events that will champion our wines, produce and wine industry personalities.  We look forward to welcoming you to the Orange Wine Region.

 

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02 Mar 2019 - 31 Jan 2021

Ross Hill Winery Daily Complimentary Tours

Before opening for tastings each day, they offer guests a complimentary tour of their Ross Hill NCOS certified carbon neutral winery. The tour is followed by a wine tasting mid morning, featuring a range of the Ross Hill Wines.
01 - 31 Oct 2020

Alive and Creating Art Exhibition

Colour City Creatives, in collaboration with Borrodell Vineyard, will exhibit paintings, sculptures, pottery, weaving and glass works, throughout the festival in the Borrodell expansive cellar door building and gallery.
01 - 31 Oct 2020

Faded Glamour - paintings by Larissa Blake

A solo exhibition by Orange artist Larissa Blake will run throughout the Orange Wine Festival, with a watercolour workshop by the artist mid morning on the last Sunday in October. Wines supplied by Rowlee Wines. Free entry to the exhibition.
01 - 31 Oct 2020

Millthorpe Wine Tastings – Heritage with Wine

Spend the day in the beautiful historic village of Millthorpe, with three cellar doors on the doorsteps of the main street which visitors can explore between their tastings. Call Vine Venture Tours to book transport.
01 - 31 Oct 2020

Sip and Graze

Book an artisan cheese board with cured meats, dried fruit, dip and crackers to enjoy at our cellar door and receive two complimentary glasses of wine. Booking time is your estimated time of arrival - you're welcome to stay as long as you like!
03 Oct 2020

A Hoosegg Dinner with Philip Shaw

Join owner/winemaker Philip Shaw in a small and intimate dinner to launch HOOSEGG's 2017 range, voted amongst the top wines in Australia and New Zealand. Their amazing wines will pair perfectly with a delicious four-course dinner by chef Josie Chapman.
03 Oct 2020

A Night at the Movies

Orange Mountain Wines proudly presents 'A Night At The Movies' - fantastic wine, food and cinematic delights. A three course dinner amongst the barrels, enjoying a relaxed evening of entertainment (full size movie screen). Purchase wine on the night.
03 Oct 2020

Colmar Estate Vintage Showcase at Charred

Join Colmar at Charred as they launch to the public their multi- trophy winning wines for the first time ever, matched with a very special four course lunch. For bookings, contact Charred Restaurant and Bar.
03 - 10 Oct 2020

Cumulus Vineyards Pop Up Cellar Door

The Cumulus Vineyards Pop Up Cellar door comes to Ferment, The Orange Wine Centre. Visit them to try their range of locally grown high-altitude wines.
03 - 24 Oct 2020

Flavours of Nashdale Lane: From Vine to Wine

Flavours of Nashdale Lane Wines is a wine and food experience that pairs their single varietal wines with matched local food and produce enjoyed amongst the vines that produced the grapes. Please email or call for enquiries and bookings.
03 Oct 2020

Highland Heritage Allstars

Nonna Zina lovingly prepares an array of bellissimo antipasto plates paired with award winning and star studded wines of their latest vintage. Mingle with Miguel Maestre who will be available for book signings. Call to make booking.
03 - 25 Oct 2020

Orange Art Trail - Orange Wine Festival

Art lovers are invited to 'Meet the Artists' for a rare and intimate visit to their studios and art making spaces.
03 - 04 Oct 2020

Smooth Jazz, Sparkling Wine and Oysters at Dindima

Enjoy an idyllic Spring afternoon amongst the vines. Relax to the sounds of smooth jazz, sip on their méthode traditionelle, blanc de blanc sparkling and savour freshly shucked premium oysters. Vegetarian and children’s options available. Saturday and Sunday only.
03 Oct 2020

Stockmans Ridge Meets Smoking Brothers

Stockman's Ridge joins 'The Smoking Brothers' to bring you a lively afternoon of succulent barbecue smoked meats, live music, amazing wines and cold beer! Bus pickup and drop off available when ordering tickets.
03 - 05 Oct 2020

Swinging Bridge Sparkling and Oyster Bar

Enjoy a glass of Swinging Bridge and freshly shucked oysters while watching the sun go down from one of the most spectacular views, overlooking local vineyards and Mt Canobolas.
03 Oct - 01 Nov 2020

Taste Wine, Picnic in the Gardens, Croquet and Lawn Games

Bring a picnic to enjoy by the waterfall, play lawn games or just relax and enjoy the beautiful views in the garden. Wine Tasting. Real Review - TOP 100 Australia winery. Every weekend in October. Bookings Essential
03 - 04 Oct 2020

The Winemaker, The Somm and The Chef

Enjoy a pastry and coffee on a vineyard tour with winemaker Tom Ward looking at what makes Orange vineyards unique. Followed by a sit down Masterclass looking at food and wine matching by Rhys the Sommelier with Swinging Bridge Wines from current and museum releases.
04 - 25 Oct 2020

Live Sunday Sessions at Mortimer's Wines

Free entry and live tunes. Each Sunday afternoon in October relax with your own picnic, rug and friends at Mortimer's Old Schoolhouse cellar door. Live music in the courtyard all afternoon. Kick back and relax. Wine and beer for sale. Kids playground too!
04 - 18 Oct 2020

Yoga in the Vines

Sunday doesn't get any better than this! Relaxing Yoga for everyone amongst the vines guided by Shell from Sankha Yoga followed by Brunch and Bubbles.
05 - 09 Oct 2020

Mortimer's Diploma of Taste

A short vineyard walk with a glass of Sparkling. Then take the aroma challenge and blind taste five varieties. Your learning experience should allow you to correctly identify each wine. Includes cheese platter and your diploma. Allow one hour. Book by phone.
05 - 15 Oct 2020

Sparkling Sunset Holistic Walk and Talk

Take a tour with vigneron James Sweetapple, through a holistic vineyard and winery - taste the wines then the cover and crop that feeds the soil. Learn what and why the vigneron does and how his methods have been perfected over 22 years.
07 - 28 Oct 2020

Wine and Cheese. Yes Please!

The Highland Heritage Cellar Door team have teamed with local favourite Second Mouse Cheese Co. Meet owner and head cheesemaker, SJ and savour the tastes of her beautifully handcrafted cheeses paired with their eclectic range of award winning wines, dessert styles and ports.
10 Oct 2020

Bringing the Cellar Door to your home

Orange Mountain Estate is bringing the cellar door wine tasting experience to you. Join Terry live on zoom as he takes you through a cellar door tasting experience in your own home.
10 Oct 2020

Dusk at the Door

Join them at Philip Shaw Wines Cellar Door as the day fades to night, with live tunes in the gardens. Catch up with friends, bring your family! Food and drinks available for purchase.
10 - 11 Oct 2020

Family Picnic Weekend

Enjoy a picnic amongst the vines at one of the many gorgeous locations around the Swinging Bridge Wines vineyard. Gather your friends and family, pick up some local produce in town and head out for relaxing day. Wine available for sale at the Cellar Door.
10 Oct 2020

Orange Farmers Market at Orange Wine Festival

Visit the Orange Region Farmers Market this Orange Wine Festival and meet the producers and taste their fresh seasonal produce.
10 Oct 2020

Ross Hill's Wandering Degustation

Join them for an evening filled with exceptional local produce as you wander through the winery, meeting local producers and enjoying a seven-course degustation matched with Ross Hill Wines.
10 Oct 2020

See Saw Hot Air Balloon Flight and Prosecco Breakfast

They are thrilled to be able to bring you hot air balloon flights and a celebratory Prosecco breakfast as part of Orange Wine Festival. Join them at their Balmoral vineyard for a dawn hot air balloon flight, followed by a Prosecco breakfast at their atmospheric shearing shed.
10 Oct 2020

The Pilgrimage of Elevation

Wander through the vines at See Saw wine's three cool climate vineyards where owner, viticulturist and wine maker Justin Jarrett will generously share his intimate experience of organic and sustainable winemaking and the influence of elevation on his planting and wine making decisions.
10 Oct 2020

Vin Vertical - Five Years of RIKARD Pinot Noir

Celebrate the museum release of RIKARD Wines first ever wine, the 2015 RIKARD Pinot Noir whilst Will guides you through a tasting of every RIKARD Pinot vintage for the last five years. Set in the stunning Byng Street Boutique Hotel gardens with sumptuous canapes.
14 - 23 Oct 2020

Strawhouse Pavilion Plates

Join Meg and Justin of Strawhouse Wines at the new Strawhouse Pavilion. Tastings and plates each day, and enjoy the beautiful scenery and environment that surrounds the Strawhouse Pavilion.
16 Oct 2020

Kisetsu at Hoosegg

Join owner/winemaker Philip Shaw in a small and intimate Kisetsu inspired lunch showcasing HOOSEGG's top wines. Take in the stunning Spring views to Mt Canobolas from Koomooloo Vineyard. Lunch prepared by Nanae Harada.
16 - 30 Oct 2020

Sangrias at Sunset

Enjoy the beauty of the sunset from the western deck of Montoro Wines whilst enjoying a freshly made Sangria. Their Pepper Shiraz makes a sensational Sangria: all matched with local cured meats and cheeses. Additional Sangrias available for purchase.
16 Oct 2020

Slow Wine v France

Four flights of three wines all matched with a four-course Tapas style menu. Prizes up for grabs if you can guess which wines are theirs and which are French. Bus available from Orange for an additional AUD20.
16 Oct 2020

Winemaking Masterclass: Cool Climate Wines of Elegance

Taste new release reserve, rare and museum Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz with winemakers Dan Shaw and Nadja Wallington. Experience cool climate elegance, insight into the wines from our pioneering vineyard of Orange and 60+ years of winemaking.
17 Oct 2020

Altitude Mode: Dinner at Philip Shaw Wines

Join Dan Shaw at the Cellar Door as they welcome back guest Chef Francesco Mannelli of Mode Kitchen and Bar. Enjoy high altitude elegance, a four course menu perfectly paired with a selection of Philip Shaw Wines.
17 Oct 2020

Boree Lane Ramble

A Spring afternoon ramble through the vineyards on Boree Lane. Stockmans Ridge, Boree Lane Wines, Strawhouse and Carillion. This is now a fixture on the Social calendar and it is one of the great 2020 Orange Wine Festival events.
17 Oct 2020

Chardonnay Showcase and Masterclass

Enjoy a sit down Masterclass with winemaker and owner Tom Ward looking at Swinging Bridge Chardonnay trophy winners. The masterclass will include food pairing prepared by in house chef Simon Kalis.
17 Oct 2020

Red Wine Blending Class at Dindima

Join James in the winery for a hands-on, interactive wine blending experience. You’ll become the winemaker and create your own unique blend from Dindima’s beautiful 2017 three red varietals. Even better you’ll take home your blend to share.
17 Oct 2020

RIKARD at Charred

Enjoy a four course intimate lunch matched to all RIKARD Wines new releases at Orange's newest hatted restaurant - Charred Kitchen and Bar. Winemaker Will Rikard-Bell will take you through the 2019 new releases. A vintage that just might be their best yet.
17 Oct 2020

Ross Hill Long Lunch with Fratelli Fresh

The talented team from Fratelli Fresh will be taking over the reigns at Ross Hill Wines for their bi-annual long lunch, to create a delicious Italian feast and all the courses will be carefully matched with Ross Hill Pinnacle Wines.
17 Oct 2020

Tom's Cellar Showcase Dinner

Join owner and winemaker Tom Ward for a sit down three course dinner at Swinging Bridge Cellar Door. Taste and discuss both Swinging Bridge wines and some of the best wines from around the world that inspire and impress Tom in his quest to improve and produce Oranges’ Premium wines.
18 Oct 2020

Music in the Vines at Twisted River

Amy Viola and band return for another explosive show! Hear what happens when a classical violist breaks free of traditional boundaries over a three course lunch. Buses available from Orange, Molong and Manildra. Book via phone.
18 Oct 2020

Pick of the Pinot and Masterclass

Enjoy a sit down Masterclass with winemaker and owner Tom Ward looking at Swinging Bridge Pinot Noir trophy winners as you move through various Vintages and Vineyard. The masterclass will include food pairing prepared by in house chef Simon Kalis.
23 Oct 2020

Celebrating 10 years of Swift Sparkling

A special evening celebrating 10 years of Swift Sparkling considered one of Australia’s best. Canapés by Racine will be matched to five sparklings including a special new release. Strictly cocktail attire. Return bus included. Bookings via website.
24 Oct 2020

Pop Up Wine and Burger Bar

Enjoy something they all know and love: wine and burgers. Select from the classic Beef Burger or juicy Southern Fried Chicken Burger together with a glass of Rowlee wine. Stretch out on the lawn for a relaxing afternoon of wine, food and tunes.
24 Oct 2020

RIKARD Wines at Charred

Enjoy a four course intimate lunch matched to all RIKARD Wines new releases at Orange's newest hatted restaurant - Charred Kitchen and Bar. Winemaker Will Rikard-Bell will take you through the 2019 new releases. A vintage that just might be their best yet.
24 Oct 2020

Swinging Bridge Long Lunch

Enjoy a three course long lunch amongst the vines, paired perfectly with a selection of new, current and vintage Swinging Bridge wines. Including sparkling on arrival. Ticket includes a return bus to town.
25 Oct 2020

See Saw Wine Sunday Session at Zona

Enjoy an afternoon of cheese plates, See Saw wines served from a push bike and live music in the sun on the lawn at Zona. Ticket includes: one glass of See Saw organic wine or organic Prosecco on arrival, a large grazing plate per person and a live acoustic musician.
25 Oct 2020

The Vintner's Table

Join them for lunch at the vineyard to celebrate the arrival of spring and their family’s 20th year at Rowlee. Enjoy drinks and canapes in the garden before sitting down to Edwena’s sumptuous seasonal dishes perfectly paired with Rowlee wines.
26 Oct - 01 Nov 2020

Rhododendrons at Brangayne

Visit the Brangayne Cellar Door for a wine tasting, then wander through the magnificent 80 year old Rhododendron Garden. Garden open from the last Monday in October to the first Saturday in November. Please phone for bookings.

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