Welcome to Orange

There might be pears, apples and stone fruit aplenty in the surrounding orchards, and it is encircled by vineyards, but it just so happens the town was named not after the citrus, but after the Dutch Prince William of Orange. Now a city, Orange has become a convivial, fast-growing regional centre with a booming food-and-wine scene.

The Mitchell Hwy is effectively Orange's main drag, where it is called Summer St.

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Biodynamic Organic Wine Tasting Tour with lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tamburlaine Organic Wines, Pokolbin, Cessnock, Greater Newcastle, New South WalesTamburlaine was established in 1966. In 1985 the Hunter winery was purchased by a small group of friends and relatives led by Managing Director and Chief Winemaker, Mark Davidson. Mark has built his long-term winemaking philosophy around Contemporary Organic practices in the vineyard and the winery. After challenging years of research and development, the company has become Australia’s largest producer of organic wines with vineyards in the Hunter Valley and Orange region. The English playwright Christopher Marlowe wrote the play ‘Tamburlaine the Great’, a play about a 14th-century ruler, Timur, renowned for being one of the most inspirational leaders of his time. As with this warrior prince, we are leading the way with our Contemporary Organics vision, successfully producing award-winning organic, vegan-friendly, low sulphur and no added sulphur wines.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Macquariedale Organic Wines at PokolbinMacquariedale is perusing a path of producing natural wines which are fully sustainable both in the vineyard and the winemaking practises. This pursuit has been referred to as Return to Terroir. The word Terroir reflects the conditions that are unique to our vineyard and include such factors as soil and sub soil types, vineyard biodiversity and climatic conditions during grape maturity and general regional characteristics.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Love Kitchen - Hunter ValleyWe believe that a plant-based diet is the best diet for our bodies and our planet. At our restaurant in the heart of the Hunter Valley about 60% of our dishes are already vegan or vegetarian and by the end of 2019 that is likely to get closer to 80%.We are committed to using seasonal produce in line with the Slow Food principles of Good, Clean & Fair.Love Kitchen works mainly with three local producers for animal products; Little Hill Farm for Eggs and Chicken, Merrifield Farm for Pork and the Hunter Natural team at Morpeth Butchery for Beef and Lamb. It’s all as humanely produced as possible in line with high welfare standards, biodynamic principles and organic farming practices.Our food is designed to be a perfect balance of indulgence and wellness - it’s modern yet classical with a distinctly anglo-italian flavour that nods to my ancestry with hints of Thai that nods to my irregular gastronomique holidays.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Hunter Distillery, Pokolbin, Cessnock, Greater Newcastle, New South WalesLocated in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country at Pokolbin, Hunter Distillery is the only locally owned and operated distillery.We use premium quality organic raw ingredients to produce our exceptional range of top shelf spirits. Our multi award winning spirits include Gin, Vodka, Liqueurs and Schnapps.Obtain the best organic ingredients available, use traditional time proven methods balanced with the latest production and quality control. Add a whole lot of passion and some hard work.Hunter Distillery: Compromise is not an option.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Krinklewood Vineyard, Broke, New South WalesOur aim is to make beautiful wine that actually tastes of where it is grown. We use no herbicides, pesticides or chemical sprays. Our focus is on nurturing our vines to good health, allowing the natural cycle of the season to ripen the fruit and then minimal intervention in our wine making. The resultant wines are displaying greater intensity of flavour and a vibrant fresh style with characteristics that are specific to the Krinklewood terroir.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ascella Organic WineGreat tasting award-winning organic wines made using only organic grapes from our pristine vineyard nestled under the Brokenback Mountains of Australia’s Hunter Valley. ASCELLA Organic Wine - for your health and the health of the environment.Duration: 1 hour

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The Provenance Express

ItineraryDay 1: Provenance Express - Day 1Stop At: Orange Regional Museum, Orange, New South Wales'Paddock to Plate' exhibitionDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Prosecco Piccolo & local pastries • Lunch: Welcome long table lunch • Dinner: Festival Night Market (free evening) - over 50 local food and wine stalls for you to choose fromAccommodation included: Mercure Hotel, a 4-star centrally-located hotel in OrangeDay 2: Provenance Express - Day 2Stop At: Wallington, Canowindra, New South WalesWine-tasting at biodynamic vineyardDuration: 1 hourStop At: Rosnay Organic Wines of Australia, Canowindra, New South WalesTour of sustainable community on property, with tea & scones in the garden. A walk through the organic fig orchard and organic olive grove. Lunch in the strawbale winery. Includes food and wine tastings, and a 2 course lunchDuration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast inclusive with your hotel room • Lunch: 2 course long table lunch on an organic vineyard in a strawbale winery • Dinner: Festival dinner at a local cellar doorAccommodation included: Mercure Hotel, a 4-star centrally-located hotel in OrangeDay 3: Provenance Express - Day 3Stop At: Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve, New South WalesRamble through an orchard and organic vineyard, followed by lunch on a vineyardDuration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Sparkling Sunday Breakfast at local cafe • Lunch: 2 course lunch and wine tasting in an historic woolshed on a vineyardNo accommodation included on this day.