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Sydney to Orange Slow Food Odyssey

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Immerse yourself in the Orange food and wine region

Silver Compass Tours invites you to join Provenance Express, their slow travel, slow food odyssey by train from Sydney to Orange this April.

This 3-day adventure coincides with Orange F.O.O.D Week festival and features a carefully curated itinerary of local organic and biodynamic food & wine experiences.

Silver Compass Tours is a locally-based tour operator, which proudly showcases passionate local producers in regional NSW. This is a unique opportunity to see how the locals live and go behind the scenes at some of Australia's finest organic farmyards and wineries.


Here are just some of the amazing experiences to look forward to:

  • Onboard food & wine tastings with local vigneron and producer.

  • A Welcome Lunch at Groundstone Cafe and 'Paddock to Plate' exhibition visit at Orange Regional Museum.

  • An organic chocolate tasting & wine pairing.

  • The Festival Night Market.

  • Organic farm & vineyard visit – figs, olives, olive oil and wine, with a tour of the on-site sustainable community, wine and produce tasting plus a long table lunch in the strawbale winery.

  • Additional organic & biodynamic cellar door visits and wine-tastings.

  • A festival dinner event at Cargo Road Wines with Franklin Road Kitchens – free-range pig on a spit with honey glazed pumpkin, organic salad, homemade preserves, and crème caramel with seasonal poached fruit.

  • A Sparkling Sunday breakfast at Nile Street Cafe.

  • Farm gate and local produce store visit for seasonal produce.

  • Stone-fruit orchard visit and morning tea.

  • A vineyard ramble and wine-tasting.

  • Lunch in a woolshed on a vineyard featuring local organic and seasonal produce.

    The tour organisers are especially excited about the visit to Rosnay Organic Farm & Vineyard in Canowindra. Enjoy a scenic hour's drive from Orange, through some of the finest local agricultural land. On arrival, you will take a leisurely walk through Rosnay's organic fig and olive orchards and the organic vineyard.

    The sprawling property is also home to a sustainable community of 12 households built with sustainable practices and you can take a peek inside the gorgeous strawbale house.

    At Rosnay's newly-built strawbale winery, there will be tantalising samples of their organic fig, olive and olive oil products along with a wine-tasting, followed by a long table lunch. The menu features organic lamb (from the farm next door) or organic root vegetables with labneh as an alternative, served with a glass of organic wine and fig crème brûlée for dessert. Additional wine will be available for purchase by the glass or the bottle.


    This is an unmissable experience for foodies! Best of all, everything is included. The fee is $897 per person based on double occupancy. Fabulous Singles welcome for an additional $197 to secure own room. There is limited availability for friends sharing rooms with twin beds.

    The package includes:

  • Return train fare from Sydney Central to Orange.

  • 2 nights' King Deluxe accommodation in a centrally-located hotel, breakfast inclusive.

  • Onboard Sparkling & Pastries breakfast.

  • Onboard wine-tasting and cheese platter; all wine-tasting fees.

  • Most main meals (except Friday evening at the Festival Night Market) including a welcome lunch on Friday, Devonshire Tea and long table lunch on Saturday, festival dinner Saturday evening, Sparkling Sunday breakfast, morning tea and farewell lunch on Sunday.

  • All bus transfers within the tour itinerary and a local host.

    Note: you are welcome to join the train at Strathfield, Parramatta or Penrith stations or even at Katoomba, just let the organisers know in advance.

    Departure is on Friday 5th April. Bookings are now open and places are strictly limited. Secure your place today - CLICK HERE.

    For more information on this exciting event, please visit

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    When: 5-7 April 2019
    Where: Various venues in Orange, NSW
    Cost: $897 per person
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