Taste Play Stay Orange
Situated near the base of an ancient volcano, Orange's natural beauty is equalled by its first-rate food and wine.
If there’s one emerging food and wine region that’s been turning heads over the last decade or so, it’s Orange - and deservedly so.
A little under four hours from Sydney in the Central Tablelands, this unassuming town started life as a convict colony. When gold was found in the nearby hills, it became a central trading area. Its suitability for agriculture also saw it thrive as an orchard town, and with the extinct volcano of Mount Canobolas (from gaahna bula in the Wiradjuri language) overseeing all, the region’s high elevations and rich, diverse soils have cemented its status as one of the country’s premier cool climate wine regions.
Rolling hills, historic buildings and a burgeoning food and hospitality scene have made it a true destination for food and wine lovers, particularly for its festivals. Nearby Bathurst, some 30 minutes away, is also experiencing a renaissance of late, and together with Orange makes for a great long weekend or roadtrip.
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The Angullong vineyard is one of the largest in the area, situated at the foothills of Mount Canobolas.
The Angullong cellar door is located in the small village of Millthorpe, in the beautiful bluestone stables.
With an attention to detail and quality stemming from its strong pastoral heritage, Angullong Wines is one of Orange region’s most awarded winemakers. The property was purchased by the Crossing family in 1950, who, after originally farming sheep and cattle, started growing grapes in 1998. The vineyard, one of the largest in the area, is situated on the fertile southern slopes of Orange, at the foothills of Mount Canobolas, while the cellar door is located in the small village of Millthorpe, in the beautiful bluestone stables on the corner of Park and Victoria Streets.
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Valid until Friday 31st May, 2024
Visitors can sip on a glass of award-winning Borrodell wine whilst taking in the views.
Stay the night in the Cider Suites or secluded cottages on Borrodell estate.
Established in 1965, this working orchard and vineyard includes a stunning cellar door-meets-wine bar, a beautiful restaurant overlooking the vines, and charming accommodation to rest your weary head. Visitors can sip on a glass of award-winning Borrodell wine whilst taking in the views from the SkyBar Cellar Door. Follow that with a long lunch or sunset dinner at Sister’s Rock Restaurant, one of the few on-vineyard restaurants in the region, boasting glorious views over the slopes of the Towac Valley to Orange in the distance - one of the best ways to experience the incredible produce of all that grows in Wiradjuri country. Then, stay the night in the Cider Suites or secluded cottages on the estate, pick cider apples or juicy red cherries, enjoy Black Truffle dinners or a helicopter ride - the distinctive four seasons are filled with endless possibilities at Borrodell Estate.
Canadian ex-pat Jeff Byrne and his Aussie wife Bridgette made the tree-change from Hunter Valley to Orange.
Their wines, which can be tasted at the property’s lovely new cellar door, superbly express the region.
On the northern slope of Mount Canobolas just a ten-minute drive out of Orange, you’ll find Byrne Farm. At 900m altitude this special 40-acre parcel of land, referred to as ‘Glenidle Vineyard’, has the most beautiful chocolate/red ferrosol soils, perfect for growing Pinot and Chardonnay. In 2019 Canadian ex-pat Jeff Byrne and his Aussie wife Bridgette made the decision to make a ‘tree-change’ from the Hunter Valley to set up their own brand, vineyard and winery. Byrne Farm is the result. Their wines, which can be tasted at the property’s lovely new cellar door, superbly express the region. An apple and cherry orchard in the early 1900s, small orchards of cherries, figs, peaches and apples are still maintained today, much to the delight of visitors throughout the year.
Enjoy a free cheese platter with your wine tasting.
Valid until Saturday 30th December, 2023
ChaLou Wines owners Nadja Wallington and Steve Mobbs are both passionate about growing delicious, sustainable wines.
Relax and enjoy an intimate tasting with Nadja and Steve, or book an immersive “Bud to Bottle” guided tour.
Focusing on premium, small batch wines with clear expressions of site, time and place, ChaLou Wines is an emerging brand to keep your eye on! Established in 2021, ChaLou is a boutique bud-to-bottle operation, with all wines grown, crafted and bottled on site by owners Nadja Wallington (Young Winemaker of the Year 2022) and Steve Mobbs - both passionate about growing delicious, sustainable wines, working to improve vine health, and minimal approach to their winemaking practices. Their cellar door boasts stunning views of the vineyard and property, and hosts a number of exclusive events throughout the year from Garden Parties to Moving Feasts. Relax and enjoy an intimate tasting with Nadja and Steve, or book an immersive “Bud to Bottle” guided tour to learn all about how things are done in the winery.
Free Shipping on any 6 or more bottles purchased.
Valid until Friday 31st May, 2024
Highland Heritage Estate
Highland Heritage vineyard is situated at 900m altitude on rich basalt soils.
Highland Heritage focuses on the key cool climate grape varieties of the region for its flagship wines.
Originally established by the first winemaking family in the Orange district, Highland Heritage vineyard is situated at 900m altitude on rich basalt soils. The cool temperatures, with the added benefit of such high elevation, have a profound effect on the resultant wines which are produced by the very talented Luke Steel. Highland Heritage focuses on the key cool climate grape varieties of the region for its flagship wines, producing sophisticated and alluring reds, and elegant, well-structured whites. Visitors to its acclaimed cellar door can taste and purchase all varieties of their award-winning wines, including a large range of dessert styles, and soak up the unique atmosphere whilst overlooking the vines of the picturesque estate.
Purchase any 4 Highland Heritage Sauvignon Blanc wines from a range of vintages and receive 2 bonus bottles.
Valid until Sunday 31st December, 2023.
Guests of Mayfield Vineyard can taste these award-winning wines with spectacular views of the vineyards and lakes.
Viticulturist and co-owner Charles Simonshas worked hard to ensure the wines reflect the unique qualities of Mayfield Vineyard.
The history of Mayfield Vineyard dates back to 1815 when explorer William Charles Wentworth was granted the land as a thank you for his earlier crossing of the Blue Mountains. Located on the eastern slopes of the ancient and extinct volcano, Mount Canobolas, the vineyard was planted in 1999 and purchased by the Eastham family in 2021. Under viticulturist and co-owner Charles Simons, a great deal of work has been conducted in the vineyard to ensure the new wines reflect the unique qualities of this historic property. Mayfield Vineyard cellar door is a ten-minute drive from the centre of Orange, offering guests the opportunity to taste these award-winning wines with spectacular views of the vineyards and lakes. The historic property also boasts a range of luxury accommodation, including the historic Mayfield Homestead, built in 1910, and the ‘Old Schoolhouse’.
Free premier tasting (worth $100) for 4 x guests.
Valid until Tuesday 31st October, 2023.
At Rowlee Wines cellar door, visitors are offered a wide range of tasting experiences.
The vineyard at Rowlee is perfectly suited to growing cool climate, aromatic whites, Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo and Arneis.
Rowlee Wines is one of Orange’s premium wine labels and a must-visit, creating wines that are subtle, balanced and reflective of their terroir and vintage. The vineyard at Rowlee is perfectly suited to growing cool climate, aromatic whites, Pinot Noir and the Italian varieties Nebbiolo and Arneis. At the cellar door, visitors are offered a wide range of tasting experiences. You can also relax in the grounds with a picnic hamper of delicious local and artisanal produce, before ending the day with an overnight escape at the luxury guesthouse.
Book an 'Ultimate Wine Escape' package with Rowlee Wines & receive 10% off with our unique code.
Valid until Friday 31st May, 2024.
On Pym Street in the heart of historic Millthorpe, you’ll find Tamburlaine’s award-winning Central West cellar door.
Sample the broad range of organic wines Tamburlaine have to offer, alongside local gourmet produce.
Established in 1966, and with over 700 hectares of organically farmed vineyards in the Hunter Valley and Orange wine regions, Tamburlaine is Australia’s largest independent organic wine producer. On Pym Street in the heart of historic Millthorpe, you’ll find Tamburlaine’s award-winning Central West cellar door. Once the town’s General Store, this gorgeously renovated space now offers visitors a premium wine tasting experience with heritage roots and small-town charm. Sample the broad range of organic wines they have to offer, alongside local gourmet produce, or enjoy a cocktail and live music at Sam’s Bar on Friday and Saturday nights (bookings recommended). Make a weekend of it with a stay upstairs in the comforts of Tamburlaine on Pym: a 3-bedroom, self-contained loft style apartment offering the perfect accommodation to explore Millthorpe and Orange.
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Valid until Friday 31st May, 2024
The Agrestic Grocer
The Agrestic Grocer is perfect to pick up some local goodies or just to hang out in a unique cafe location.
Weekends come to life with live music in the Agrestic courtyard with artists from near and far and the café transformed into a buzzing bar and restaurant.
With a focus on supporting local producers, a seasonal menu showcasing the chef’s skills and knowledge from all around the world, plus a reputation as a top live music venue, The Agrestic Grocer is a must visit for any tourist travelling to the Orange region. Whether it’s to drop in for some local goodies, have a custom hamper made up or just hang out in a unique cafe location, The Agrestic Grocer has got you covered. Weekends come to life with live music in the Agrestic courtyard with artists from near and far having graced the Agrestic stage including the legendary Reg Mombassa, Jeff Lang, Rick Price, Steve Balbi and Dave Graney. The iconic Ruby Tuesday Classic Album Night is also a local favourite as local and touring artists perform the entirety of a classic album with the café transformed into a buzzing bar and restaurant. The standards are always high as is the demand for tables, so bookings are essential.
Winburndale Vineyard and Winery is an award-winning, family-owned-and-run boutique vineyard.
Winburndale's cool climate, landscape and slopes help to produce ideal grapes.
Surrounded by trees and rolling hills, Winburndale Vineyard and Winery is an award-winning, family-owned-and-run boutique vineyard located in the Central Ranges of NSW. The first vines were planted in 1998, and at 830m above sea level, the cool climate, landscape and slopes of this area help to produce ideal grapes. Winburndale’s handpicking and fermenting methods, with minimal use of chemicals and fertilisers, have created outstanding wine with soft tannins. Visitors are welcome to take a vineyard tour, enjoy tastings at the cellar door overlooking the pond, or even spend the night in one of the two fully self-contained cottages which overlook the vineyard and winery. Expect a peaceful stay in a beautiful location, use the tennis court (bring a tennis racquet and balls!) and swimming pool, or simply stroll the vineyards to spot kangaroos and other native wildlife.
Purchase any 6 bottles of wine at the Cellar Door and get a free bottle of wine.
Valid until Friday 31st May, 2024