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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.

Orange Ex-Services' Club

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Orange Ex-Services' Club is the leading Club in the Central West of NSW, committed to the delivery of excellence in customer service and facilities for the benefit of Members and the wider community in a responsible, professional and sustainable manner.

Orange Ex-Services' Club offers great entertainment every day, quality food and beverage from several venues serving seasonal and value-for-money meals including Orange's only buffet breakfast, state-of-the-art conferencing and function facilities, a Pool and Leisure Centre, high quality accommodation at Mercure Orange Hotel as well as an 18-course golf course and lawn bowling facilities at the Orange Ex-Services' Country Club on Forest Road.

The Greenhouse of Orange is new venue for Members. Located on the Main Club's rooftop, this family friendly one-acre sanctuary offers a seasonal gourmet gastro pub menu with many different facilities to enjoy among the gardens and vegetable patches which provide fresh food for the kitchens. There's the Family Pavilion ideal for young families to come together with entertainment for the little ones, The Greenhouse restaurant, the Private Room for intimate weddings and conferencing, the Wine Bar showcasing the best of the region's wines, with the Pizza Kitchen and Garden Bar adding to any rooftop bar experience.

Address

231-243 Anson Street
Orange

Classifications

Bars, Cooking Schools, Lessons, Workshops, Restaurant and Cafe, Wineries

Special Features

Alfresco/Outdoor Dining, Bar, Carpark, Coach Parking, Cooking School, Entertainment, Live Music, Non Smoking, Private Dining Area, Public Telephone, Suitable for Functions, Takeaway Available

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