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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.

Small Acres Cyder

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Known for its unique, orchard to bottle hand crafted cider, multi award winning Small Acres Cyder can be found just 10 kilometres from Orange on the picturesque foothills of Mount Canobolas in Nashdale.

Visitors to the region can pay a visit to the Cider House to discover how traditional cider is made and taste a delicious range of ciders.

In the ten years since they launched the brand the team at Small Acres Cyder have over 130 industry awards including winner of Best Australian Cider 2013, Best Australian Perry 2016 and Most Successful Small Producer 2017 and 2018.

The cider house is open for guided tasting on weekends 11am - 4pm.

A range of local produce is available from the fridge for visitors to choose to create their own shared local produce board which can be eaten on site or taken to the nearby lake for a picnic.

Address

Small Acres Cyder Cellar Door
12 Akhurst Road
Borenore

Classifications

Wineries

Special Features

Carpark, Non Smoking, Takeaway Available

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