Sunday 4 November, Tambourine Bay Reserve, Riverview
Soak up the sunshine with friends and family while enjoying some of the Orange region's finest cool-climate wines – many of which will be new releases.
All are welcome and invited to join in the fun for a relaxed afternoon of music, wine and food by the river on Sunday November 4, 2018 at Food and Wine by the River.
Now in its fourth year, the family-friendly event, part of Lane Cove Council's annual Festival by the River, takes place at Tambourine Bay Reserve, Riverview, from 11am to 5pm.
If you've never been to the Orange region than this is your perfect opportunity to discover a little bit more about one of regional NSW's favourite destinations. From beautiful strolls through vineyards and picturesque countryside to adventurous hot air ballooning and mountain bike riding, or simply soaking up starry night skies, there is something for everyone, all year round.
For more information please visit www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/foodandwine
1. It's City meets Country at its best – enjoy the finest produce from the Orange region while you enjoy views of the river!
2. You can sample by the glass (120ml) or half glass (60 ml) so there is plenty of opportunity to get to know the variety of unique tastes of this high altitude, cool- climate growing region.
3. Pre-purchase your Festival Pack (Wine glass and 5 x tasting tokens) for $25 from our Facebook Event page.
4. This event is child and pet-friendly – free face-painting and an animal farm display for the kids, and as long as dogs are on a leash, they can come too!
5. There will be a free shuttle bus running from the Lane Cove Library down to the event so you can leave the car at home.
Cargo Road Wines
James Sweetapple is the vigneron and owner of Cargo Road Wines, and he's also President of the annual Orange F.O.O.D Week festival (Food of Orange District). Cargo Road Wines is a small vineyard with 16 hectares (ha) of established vines and is situated on the sheltered northern slopes of Orange's Mount Canobolas, at an elevation of 860 meters. It produces white wine varieties including Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling & Gewürztraminer, and the iconic red styles of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera and Zinfandel.
Heifer Station Wines
One of the region's popular cellar doors to open in Orange, Heifer Station has a philosophy of letting the fruit do the talking and is already winning awards. Husband and wife team Phil and Michelle Stivens add a bit of love to create their elegant single vineyard wines, which will have you coming back again and again for more. With an animal petting yard which includes Highland cattle, the perfect spot for family friendly wine tasting.
Highland Heritage Estate
Highland Heritage Estate vineyard is situated at 900 metres on rich basalt soils. The cool temperatures during most of the growing season coupled with dry autumn conditions are ideal for grape growing as the fruit ripens slowly, intensifying the colour and flavour. Located on 125 hectares on the Central Tablelands of New South Wales at Orange, 3kms east of the city, Highland Heritage Estate is currently planted to 40 acres of grapes consisting of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Riesling, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Come and try their new released 2017 Fume Blanc.
Ross Hill Wines
Australia's only certified carbon neutral winery, with a high quality range of cool climate wines. The Ross Hill Wine Group roots were firmly planted in 1994 by Peter and Terri Robson. If you are a lover of Shiraz, then the 2015 Pinnacle Shiraz is a must buy! Recently acknowledged as one of Winewise Championship 2018 Top 10 Shiraz.
See Saw Wines is family owned and operated by Justin and Pip Jarrett. Their Balmoral, Springvale / Coole Park and Annangrove Park vineyard plantings now cover 170 hectares with an average elevation of 800m across the 3 sites keeping the small yet passionate team busy all year round. Vineyards are enriched by volcanic origins of Mt Canobolas (near where the vineyard is located) have produced a highly fertile soil, in conjunction with the climate, the area is ideally suited to the growing of grapes and the production of cool climate wines.
If you love Prosecco than this is a must visit stall on the day.
One of the latest wine labels to launch from the Orange region, there are exciting times ahead for husband and wife team Justin Byrne and Meg Simpson of Strawhouse Wines. Fine cool-climate wines from a vineyard planted in 1997 that is really starting to come into its own. Check it out their latest Fiz Pig!
Tamburlaine Organic Wines
Australia's largest producer of organic wines, quality in every drop. The winery was established in 1966 in the renowned Pokolbin district of the Hunter Valley. In 1995, Tamburlaine expanded its production and quality base through the acquisition of prime vineyard land in the emerging cool climate Orange wine region. Recently awarded 7 x Gold Medal wine at the 2018 NSW Wine Awards this will be a must visit tasting.
Produced from a boutique vineyard located half way between Orange and Parkes this label is serving up bright and vibrant cool climate wines produced by two bright and vibrant ladies.
Pioneer Brewing Co
One of the region's newest assets is Pioneer Brewing Co producing a range of ales and lagers with hops grown on the farm that it is brewed.
Orange360 is just a 3.5 hour drive from Sydney, within easy reach of the Blue Mountains and connected with direct flights from Melbourne or Brisbane. Orange360 encompasses everything that colours the Blayney, Cabonne and Orange region all year round.
Orange360 is where you will discover a region rich in local history with a flourishing arts and culture scene, dynamic landscapes and some of the best food and wine in Australia.
Orange360 is a unique wine region as grapes are grown at a high altitude and in a cool climate environment. This combined with rich volcanic soils at the base of an extinct volcano (Mount Canobolas) means the region produces fine and elegant wines.
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