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1st - 31st October 2021

The Orange Wine Month is the region's opportunity to celebrate its thriving wine and food culture and quality cool-climate wines, unique to the region.

Running over the month of October, the program features many innovative, educational and fun events that will champion our wines, produce and wine industry personalities.  Please note that the Orange Wine Month schedule may change in accordance with NSW Health Public Health Orders and in line with social distancing requirements. We look forward to welcoming you to the Orange Wine Region in October 2021.

Signature Events:

  • Orange Wine Festival Night Market - 3rd December
  • Orange @ Home – 8th to 10th October
  • Orange Wine Show Tasting & Masterclasses - 11th December

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Bespoke Cycle Tours

Bespoke Cycle Tours conduct six and seven day immersive holidays in three of Australia’s best cycling and gourmet regions. With a maximum of 10 people the use of boutique accommodation adds further variety and reward. The tours are more than stimulating multi-day cycling holidays.

Orange Cellars

Discover the region’s best at Orange Cellars! With convenient drive-through service, and experienced, friendly staff, they boast the biggest range of local and regional wines in Orange.
 
Opening Hours
Daily 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

The Millthorpe Trail

Immerse yourself in everything that the quaint, heritage-listed, 19th Century charm of Millthorpe has to offer. Renowned for its beautifully preserved buildings, history and agriculture, the guided walking tour will take in the sights, sounds and produce of the region.

The Tasting Trail

If you love food, wine and history and you want to learn a lot more about why Orange does it so well, this is the tour for you! Join for a morning stroll through the historic town of Orange.

Wine Tours with Taxi Cabs of Orange

Relax and let them do the driving, while you sample award winning, cool climate wines. Taxi Wine Tours are great way to visit our regions award winning wineries. Your group will be the only ones on the tour, so they can give you the best possible experience.
01 - 30 Oct 2021

Orange is Cool. Wine Show Winners Tasting & Sales

Ferment will be showcasing the Winners of the 2021 Orange Wine Show during the month of October. Come into Ferment and discover why Orange is Cool. Climate. Aromatic Whites and Elegant Reds. Store and Wine Bar hours: 11am to 9pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sundays.
01 - 16 Oct 2021

Signature @ The Peisley St Gallery

‘Signature’ a group show of regional based artists from the Central West and beyond. Emerging to established this diverse exhibition has something for everybody as artists respond in their unique and signature style. Curated by Larissa Blake for the Peisley St Gallery.
03 Oct 2021

Live 'n' Local Sunday #1

The Old March Public Schoolhouse will be rocking again with our Live 'n' Local Sunday events in October. Enjoy a glass of Mortimer's award winning wines whilst listening to some of Orange's best local musicians.
08 Oct 2021

Exclusive Vineyard Walk and Luxury Lunch

This small group event is not to be missed! Join Graham Gregory Award winner, Justin Jarrett of See Saw Wines, for an in-depth and informative walk through one of his organic and sustainably managed vineyards.
09 Oct 2021

Wine Festival - Orange Farmers Market

The Orange Farmers market is the meeting place for farmers, producers and lovers of local produce, to come together to support our 100% local, fresh seasonal produce and wines.
10 Oct 2021

Live 'n' Local Sunday #2

The Old March Public Schoolhouse will be rocking again with our Live 'n' Local Sunday events in October. Enjoy a glass of Mortimer's award winning wines whilst listening to some of Orange's best local musicians.
13 Oct 2021

Cider Matching dinner with Small Acres Cyder at Byng Street Boutique Hotel

Small Acres Cyder presents a unique food matching experience; an intimate dinner at Byng St Hotel marrying Small Acres award-winning range of traditional ciders with four tailored courses of locally sourced dishes.
14 - 26 Oct 2021

Sunset Tour and Taste @ Cargo Road

Walk & talk tour of holistically managed vineyard with vigneron James Sweetapple. Taste the wine, smell the soil. Learn how and why James does what he does in Orange - the perfect cool climate wine region.
15 - 31 Oct 2021

entWINEd Art Exhibition

Entwined is a 'pop up' group exhibition featuring the art of select Colour City Creatives artists. The work on view explores a local artists’ particular ability to describe and convey a sense of place.
16 Oct 2021

Red Wine Blending Class @ Dindima

Join James in the winery for a hands-on, interactive wine blending experience. You’ll become the winemaker and create your own unique blend from Dindima’s beautiful 2018 three red varietals. Even better you’ll take home your blend to share.
16 Oct 2021

Ross Hill's Cooking Class with Michael Manners

Join us during the Orange Wine Festival for a Cooking Class at Ross Hill's Barrel and Larder with chef Michael Manners to cook delicious food that pairs perfectly with red wines!
17 Oct 2021

Live 'n' Local Sunday #3

The Old March Public Schoolhouse will be rocking again with our Live 'n' Local Sunday events in October. Enjoy a glass of Mortimer's award winning wines whilst listening to some of Orange's best local musicians.
23 - 29 Oct 2021

Open Garden at Brangayne

Visit the Brangayne of Orange Cellar Door for a tasting, then wander through the magnificent 80 year old Rhododendron garden. Open Saturday 23rd - Friday 29th October. Bookings Recommended.
24 Oct 2021

Picnic at Hill Park, Swinging Bridge

Enjoy the beautiful views at our stunning Hill Park vineyard. Not very often do we open up our grounds for you and your family to enjoy a stunning vista towards Mount Canobolas, so come and enjoy it! Spaces are limited and are priced at AUD50.
24 Oct 2021

See Saw Wine Sunday Session at Zona

Enjoy an afternoon of food, See Saw wines served from a push bike and live music in the sun on the lawn at Zona. Ticket includes: 1 x glass of See Saw organic wine or organic Prosecco on arrival, a large grazing plate per person and a live acoustic musician.
24 Oct 2021

Strawhouse Vintner's Table

Join the Strawhouse Wines gang for our first Vintner’s Table, a slap-up lunch with a menu by Josie Chapman (Old Convent) and wines old & new from Strawhouse. Stay tuned for bookings opening.
29 Oct - 08 Nov 2021

Winemaker Guided Tour & Tasting

Come for a 90 minute behind the scenes tour and tasting through RIKARD Wines new winery at Nashdale. Their winemakers Will & Paul will guide you through the winemaking process, tasting wines from all stages of their production.
06 Nov 2021

Rikard @ Charred #1

Rikard Wines invites you to a 4 course gourmet lunch matched to all of our new release wines. An intimate meal with the winemaker, Will Rikard-Bell to take you through our 2021 new releases. And we might just pull out a few magnums...
20 Nov 2021

Rikard @ Charred #2

Rikard Wines invites you to a 4 course gourmet lunch matched to all of our new release wines. An intimate meal with the winemaker, Will Rikard-Bell to take you through our 2021 new releases. And we might just pull out a few magnums...
20 - 27 Nov 2021

Swinging Bridge Masterclass

Explore, taste, savour and of course discuss in this Swinging Bridge Masterclass with wine by Tom Ward and food prepared by in-house chef Simon Kalis. Masterclasses are all about the journey. It’s about exploring, tasting, savouring and of course discussing.
26 Nov 2021

Sunset Sips on the 17th

Enjoy a magical evening at Duntryleague filled with views, wine, food and entertainment. On arrival be greeted by staff with a complimentary Sunset cocktail, then follow the light trail to the 17th where the evening will begin by the water watching a breathtaking sunset.
03 Dec 2021

Orange Wine Festival Night Market

A wine and food market not to be missed. With over 50 stalls offering award winning cool climate wines from the Orange Wine Region. All paired with the finest cuisine prepared by their clever chefs and cooks, with a focus on the provenance of their local produce.
04 Dec 2021

# Party

Come join the #Party - a chance to see the other side of Swinging Bridge. Join for a one night only #Party at Swinging Bridge. They'll have the Hashtag range paired with nibbles to be enjoyed and tasted, alongside live music to let loose to.
04 Dec 2021

Cumulus Vineyards Pop Up Cellar Door

Visit Cumulus Vineyards at Ferment, The Orange Wine Centre to try their range of high-altitude wines. Please enter the word "CUMULUS" in the Additional Information field when making your booking.
04 Dec 2021

Rosè All Day

Join the Mortimer’s for an evening of music, food, dancing and of course, Rosé. The heritage-listed Schoolhouse Cellar Door will be the ideal location to bring in summer and unleash our brand-new Rosé with a bang! Tickets must be pre-purchased for this event.
11 Dec 2021

Orange Wine Show Masterclasses

Winemakers of the Orange Wine Region will be hosting a series of seated masterclasses throughout the third weekend of October. There will be a Gold Medal and Trophy Masterclass plus another featuring Chardonnay or the 'Best Class in Show" held at the Hotel Canobolas.
11 Dec 2021

Orange Wine Show Tasting

All the wines from the Orange Wine Show, including the trophy and medal winning wines, will be on show for you to taste and judge. In between tasting, graze from generous platters of delicious local produce.
03 Apr 2022

Nonna and Miguels Long Lunch

Its on again! Join us during the Orange Wine Festival where Nonna and Miguel Maestre, Chef and TV personality from the 'The Living Room' curate a sumptuous long lunch paired with our award winning wines all while soaking up the panoramic vista at Highland Heritage.

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