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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.

Highland Heritage Cellar Door

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Voted Cellar Door of the Year .Highland Heritage has a wide sweeping vista of rolling green hills and is situated at 890 metres above sea level on rich basalt soils producing elegant sophisticated cool climate wines. The cool temperatures during most of the growing season coupled with dry autumn conditions are ideal for grape growing and produce many award winning styles. The fruit ripens slowly intensifying colour and flavour.
Located on 125 hectares on the Central Tablelands of New South Wales at Orange, three kilometres east of Orange, it is currently planted to 40 acres of grapes consisting of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Riesling, Shiraz and Prosecco.


Highland Heritage All Stars

03 Oct 2020
Nonna Zina lovingly prepares an array of bellissimo antipasto plates paired with award winning and star studded wines of our latest vintage. Meet and mingle with Miguel Maestre (the Spanish Bull! and King of the celebrity jungle 2020) who will be available for book signings.

Nonna and Miguel's Long Lunch

04 Oct 2020
Nonnas famous long lunch is on again though this time will be sharing the limelight with 'The Spanish Bull' and king of the (celebrity) jungle 2020, Miguel Maestre. While Nonna serves up delicious antipasto, Miguel's mains, desserts and many stories make for a lunch not to be missed!

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4968 Mitchell Highway
Orange

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Carpark, Cellar Door, Coach Parking, Delivery available, Non Smoking, Online Orders, Pet Friendly - Enquire, Suitable for Functions, Takeaway Available, Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Wine Tasting

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