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Tucked among rolling, vine-covered hills, outback paddocks and winding country lanes, lies Orange NSW wine country. Home to more than 60 vineyards and 40 cellar doors, discover a lacework of wine trails leading to an impressive range of wineries and vineyards, each with their own unique charms.

A range of first-class cellar door experiences await. Find beautifully restored historic buildings such as century-old bluestone stables and barns, repurposed to house rustic cellar doors. Gaze upon the picturesque Towac Valley from one of the highest altitude vineyards in Australia, or take the children along to discover a delightful petting zoo as you taste wines at one of the most photogenic cellar doors in the region.

Orange wine tours are also a great option for your gastronomic and vinous journey. Have a local winemaker give you a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on behind cellar doors or for a completely immersive experience, let a boutique tour operator create you a bespoke itinerary.

Visitors won’t want to miss dining at a number of truly exceptional vineyard restaurants, or simply graze from generous platters of local produce between tastings.

Be sure to check what events may be on during your stay. There are many events at Orange wineries held throughout the year, both as part of the highly popular Orange Wine Festival but also held independently. Try a class at an on-site boutique cookery school, or a more opulent experience such as a mid-winter truffle hunt followed by a black-tie degustation feast.

Sassy Wines

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The cool climate Sassy Wines of Orange New South Wales results in a slow ripening and maturation of grapes that leads to flavoursome and elegant wines.

At Sassy Wines they aim to produce excellent quality single vineyard wines. Production is small at 100 dozen of each vintage depending on the season. Their hero variety is Arneis (Italian white variety originally from Piedmont). These include a unique Sparkling, a delightful late harvest and a dry white table wine. Sassy Wines are sold mainly at their cellar and website. The cellar door is open most weekends.

They attend local food and wine festivals within the Orange district as well as external shows in Sydney for example the Hunters Hill Food and Wine Festival.

Address

"Coolinda"
569 Emu Swamp Road
Orange

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Carpark, Non Smoking

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