Monday, 26 September 2011

Orange Wine Week Program released

The Orange Wine Region is preparing itself for another week of wine education, tasting, food matching and judging, with the annual 2011 Orange Wine Week set for October.

Orange Wine Week (21-30 October 2011) will showcase the rich and
 diverse wine and food culture and allow visitors to meet the talented wine growers and producers from the region.

The program for the 2011 Orange Wine Week was officially launched at Taste Orange @ Bondi last week. Wine Week features over 80 different events including four key events. These comprise

‘Saint Martin’ & ‘Impresstik’ Orange Wine Show Public Tasting

Friday 21st October, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Orange Showground Pavilion.

The Orange Wine Show results booklet will be hot off the press and visitors will have the opportunity to discover the award winning wines, poured by the winemakers and vignerons. This is a unique experience to get up close and personal with the people who grow the grapes and make the wine. Cost: $35.00 per person.

Orange Terroir Tour
Thursday 27th October, 1pm to 7.00pm.

Tour three Orange Region vineyards from the 600m start of the region to the 1100m summit, with the region’s best food and wine. The tour will show region’s varying soils, climate and the altitude that makes up the cool climate wine style of Orange. Cost: $65.00 per person.

Orange Wine Week Night Market in Robertson Park
Friday 28th October, 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

This street market features a plethora of wine and food stalls, a children’s entertainment area, table seating in the street and a full line up of local live entertainment. Free entry.

O-I Cellar Door Grazing Trail
All week during 21-30 October

The Cellar Door grazing trail allows visitors to experience the region’s cellar doors at their own pace. Every cellar door will be open, and those participating in the grazing trail will be offering simple yet flavoursome local dishes at a price not exceeding $10.00. This is a perfect way to experience the region through its wine and food.

Orange Wine Week offers visitors a broad range of experiences within the region. From casual family entertainment to educational opportunities for the serious wine lover, the week offers visitors a chance to discover and enjoy Orange’s emerging wine culture.

The complete 2011 Orange Wine Week program is available at http://www.tasteorange.com.au/wineweek.htm

For more information please visit www.tasteorange.com.au

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