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Though long-known for its excellent local produce, cool-climate wines and fine dining restaurants, the gastronomic scene in Orange NSW has exploded in recent years cementing its status as one of Australia’s most prominent and sophisticated food and wine destinations.

Known as ‘Australia’s Food Basket’, the region is a haven of vineyard-dotted hills and abundant stonefruit and orchards. The combination of high altitude, a cool climate and rich volcanic soil create prime conditions for growing grapes, cherries, peaches, plums, apples, figs, quinces, truffles and so much more.

The district’s unique viticulture produces fine cool-climate wines, which visitors will begin to recognise as they taste their way through the region’s many cellar doors.

Not only can visitors buy direct from growers at local farmgates and cellar doors, the fortnightly Orange Farmers Market makes the perfect place to sample the flavours of the region. Grab a coffee and hearty bacon and egg roll and soak up the atmosphere of this wonderful community event.

The town celebrates its diverse food and wine scene with numerous festivals throughout the year attracting visitors from across Australia, but none more popular than long-running Orange F.O.O.D Week. This ten-day autumnal feast features events such as a progressive eight-course degustation through the regions most scenic vistas. Similarly Orange Wine Festival is another highlight. Over two weeks in October the community unites to celebrate its unique viticulture and thriving wine industry with a packed program of inspired experiences and events.

For a thoroughly hands-on experience with the region’s local produce a number of cooking classes are available. Using local fare, learn to prepare delicious dishes from some of Australia’s top chefs and local producers. Or simply visit one of the many excellent cafes and restaurants in the region, which pride themselves on menus packed with local produce.

Rosnay Organic Farm and Vineyard

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They are Canowindra's first organic vineyard and farm, just eight kilometres from town.

The Stathams began their organic farming journey 20 years ago and have been recognised as one of the organic pioneers in NSW.

The farm's old wool shed has been extended to serve as a tasting and events space, with fantastic views up the Belubula Valley towards Canowindra and Orange.

Its also had a new strawbale winery recently added to allow more wines to be grown, vinified and bottled on site.

Keep an eye out for olives and figs on your way in - you can pick your own when they are in season - and taste them as well. They are all packed or processed right here on the farm.

Stay a little longer too if you like - the original 1910 farm house has been set up as an independent, self-catered farm stay accommodation for up to six persons.

All visits are by appointment - grab the phone and give them a quick call before you visit, in case they are out in the field.


510 Rivers Road


Produce, Wineries

Special Features

Bar, Carpark, Coach Parking, Delivery available, Suitable for Functions


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