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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 has been proudly serving members and supporting their local community for over 60 years. Today, the Club has a strong vision and commitment to providing their members with the best service and facilities in regional NSW. As a not-for-profit community-based organisation, they are dedicated to improving their community and operating in a socially responsible, professional and sustainable manner.

Member facilities include various restaurants including Diggers and The Greenhouse of Orange, cafes, bars and a TAB bar that offers SKY Channel, FOX Sports and KENO. 4.5 STAR rated Mercure Orange hotel Mercure Orange is a part of Orange Ex-Services' Club giving guests the convenience of staying onsite when attending private events or conferences with one of the region's largest event centres with a dedicated events team to assist you with your next event. As part of the Orange Ex-Services Club membership, the scenic 18-hole golf course at Wentworth Golf Club is accessible.

The Greenhouse of Orange is a new venue for Members. Conveniently located on the Main Club's rooftop, this family-friendly one-acre sanctuary offers a seasonal gourmet gastropub menu with many different facilities to enjoy among the gardens and vegetable patches which provide fresh food for the kitchens.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

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, Family Friendly, Live Music, Non Smoking, Private Dining Area, Public Telephone, Suitable for Functions, Takeaway Available

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