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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.

Barrel and Larder School of Wine and Food

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A custom designed cooking, function and presentation space where an intimate number of up to 12 guests can break bread and share wine around a big, welcoming kitchen table.

Invite a group of friends or colleagues to learn everything from the intricacies of wine and food matching or tips on how to source the best regional produce by one of Orange’s revered local chefs or producers.

Food and wine lovers will savour the opportunity to closely watch their class chef, wine don or presenter working their craft. Chefs present and cook their recipes virtually at the table so guests can easily fire questions as they fire up the pans on the stove.

After the class, the chef and group sit around the kitchen table to enjoy the delicious fare prepared – matched perfectly with Ross Hill’s cool climate Orange wines of course!

They can custom build your own vision for a unique class or function. Spilling out onto their stunning newly designed cellar door and courtyard space, Barrel and Larder can cater for all kinds of big ideas and numbers.

Address

134 Wallace Lane
Orange

Classifications

Cooking Schools, Lessons, Workshops

Special Features

Carpark, Coach Parking, Cooking School, Non Smoking, Private Dining Area, Suitable for Functions

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