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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.

Wallington Wines

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Wallington Wines is a family owned and operated Organic and Biodynamic farm producing certified grapes and olives just outside the picturesque town of Canowondra in the Central Ranges Region of New South Wales.

Their unique straw bale cellar door and winery was establish in 1999 and is home to the Wallington Wine brand. All processes of making the wine from bud to bottle is undertaken on the property.

Wallington has an established olive grove of over 700 trees producing high quality organically grown extra virgin olive oil.

If you require accommodation, Wallington has also renovated the original pise farm cottage from the 1890's. Check out Wallington Accommodation.

Wallington is also the site Bald Hill which is well known to be the lookout of the infamous Bush Ranger of the 1860s, Ben Hall. You can learn about Ben Hall on Blind Freddy's Bush Ranger Tour.

Their cellar door is open by appointment seven days a week and is available for small functions and wine tasting/tours.

Wood fire pizzas are now available upon request for a group of 10 or more people.

Address

82 Lawrences Road
Nyrang Creek

Classifications

Wineries

Special Features

Bar, Carpark, Coach Parking, Delivery available, Private Dining Area, Suitable for Functions

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