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Wednesday 6 September 2017

Brilliant Orange Wine Festival Aims To Run Like Clockwork

There is no doubt that the small town of Orange, in Central Western New South Wales, is one of Australia's most exciting cool-climate wine regions. 

Orange will once again celebrate its cool climate wines this spring with the 2017 Orange Wine Festival Formerly Orange Wine Week) running from October 13-22. 

The festival, which runs from October 13 to 22, comprises no fewer than 80 different events aimed at showcasing not only for the region’s vineyards and cellar doors, but also for the restaurants and gourmet produce for which the area is renowned.

Highlights of the festival program include: Wine in the Vines, a day-long wine discovery and roving lunch through vineyards and cellar doors; the Orange Wine Show, with tastings and masterclasses on regional characteristics; and the Wine and Food Night Market in Robertson Park, where more than 50 food and wine stallholders will showcase their wares.

Winemaker Justin Jarrett from See Saw Wines 
There will also be indigenous cultural experiences, special dinners and lunches, food workshops, live music and family-friendly events, as well as the launch of local winemaker William Rikard-Bell's new Rikard label.

Think wine labels like Philip Shaw, Printhie, Patina, Angullong, Ross Hill, See Saw, Mayfield, Heifer Station, Angullong, Brangayne and Colmar Estate. 

The Vino Express, launched for the first time in 2016, is back again for the 2017 festival. The train, which departs from Central Station on Friday, October 20 and returns on the Sunday evening. 

Otherwise, Orange is a 3.5-hour drive from Sydney over the Blue Mountains. At an elevation of 600 to 1000 metres, it is the highest wine-growing region in Australia and is regarded as the premier cool climate wine region of New South Wales. 

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