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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

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.

Slow Wine Co

Slow Wine Co's Cellar Door is located in the heart of the historic village of Millthorpe. Open seven days a week, they love to meet people to share their passion and knowledge for the wines from the family vineyard.
 
Opening Hours
Daily 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Tamburlaine Organic Wines Millthorpe Cellar Door

Drink in the atmosphere with a visit to the Tamburlaine Organic Wines Cellar Door in the historic village of Millthorpe. Sample the exclusive range of organic wines and accompaniments in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in the heart of the Orange Wine Region.

The Peacock Room and Bela Vista Bar

The Peacock Room and Bela Vista Bar at The Oriana is a luxurious restaurant and retro chic cocktail bar featuring a classic European dining menu with a modern twist.
 
Opening Hours
Tuesday 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Whitney's Restaurant & Bar

Winners of the AGFG Readers Choice - Regional Central NSW for 2022. Whitney’s Restaurant and Bar is a destination of flavour and decadence.

Badlands Brewery

Multi-award winning Microbrewery brewing "Dangerously Drinkable" beers. Cellar door is hosted by "The Agrestic Grocer" venue, located at the same address. Entire Badlands packaged range available for purchase on site. Bar open for tastings 10am - 3pm seven days a week.

Hotel Canobolas

Hotel Canobolas offers accommodation in the heart of Orange. It is six minutes' drive to Duntryleague Golf Course. Mount Canobolas is fifteen minutes' drive away. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and restaurant.

Lolli Redini Restaurant

Orange's only Hatted restaurant. Established in 2001, serving fine regional food and wine in a cosy federation cottage. Simon and Leah have run Lolli's for 20 years, maintaining the coveted chefs' hat for the entire duration.
 
Opening Hours
Daily 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Monday Closed
Saturday 12:00 pm to 3:00 am
Sunday Closed

Mortimer's Wines Schoolhouse Cellar Door

The heritage-listed (1866) March Public Schoolhouse is the home of Mortimer's family wines Cellar Door. You will likely find Peter and his family serving their award-winning wines in the beautiful schoolhouse setting.
 
Opening Hours
Thursday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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