Wednesday 15 April 2015

Orange Wine Region comes to Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Sydneysiders and visiting travelers will have the rare opportunity to experience Australia's iconic Orange Food & Wine region this May, when Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel and Brand Orange brings the country to the coast.

Following 2014's hugely successful month of events, the aptly named 'We Heart Orange' kicks off on May 1 and promises an array of palate pleasing and mouth watering produce and fine wines to satisfy even the finickiest of foodies.

Friday 1st May will introduce a curated menu of selected Orange Wines accompanying the hotels existing and extensive menu of beverages. Visitors to the hotel can experience dynamic flavours and variations from wineries including Logan Wines, Phillip Shaw, Ross Hill Wines, Heifer Station, Hedberg Hill, Cargo Road Wines, Rowlee Wines, Gilbert by Simon Gilbert, Colmar Estate and Bantry Grove, Angullong, Faisan Estate, Orange Mountain wines, Patina Wines, Roaring Fork Wine Co, Small Acres Cyder, Tamburlaine Wines, Highland Heritage, Brangayne and Boree Lane Wines.

For those looking to finesse their wine tasting know-how, master classes will be held on Thursday 14th and Thursday 28th May 2015 from 6.30pm on the hotel's top deck.

Saving participants the 260 kilometer trip to Orange from Sydney, senses will drift away while remaining seated and enjoying picturesque views across Sydney Harbour. A limited number of tickets can be purchased from the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel website for $40 per person.

Orange Wine Master Classes, each Thursday in May
The pinnacle of the celebrations will occur over Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May when the inaugural Taste Orange Food and Wine Festival returns to Robertson Park; dressed with the charm of the delightful Orange region. Adventurous gastronomes and families will discover some of Australia's finest grapes, special food offerings from country gourmet producers and Watsons Bay locals. Pre-package tickets for the festival are available online, $30 per person which offers10 coupons at $3 each and a tasting free glass.

A special accommodation package has been created from $209, which includes one night stay in Watsons King Room, a welcome bottle of Orange Wine on arrival and a complimentary wine class on Thursday 14th or 28th May.

We Heart Orange will conclude in grand style on Friday May 29th 2015 when hatted restaurant, Racine Restaurant pops-up as Racine by the Bay for one night only. Over two sittings held in the hotel's hamptons-esque Sunset Room, guests who purchase tickets are set to enjoy a bespoke menu of Orange's finest designed by award winning and acclaimed Executive Chef, Shaun Arantz.

For more information on the program of events visit

About Brand Orange:

Food and Wine has been the story for the Orange Region for many years and is entwined with many other industries. Brand Orange Ltd has been at the marketing helm of this region since 2007 and continually strives to grow the desire to visit, live and invest in the Orange Region of NSW, Australia.

Located in the Central Ranges of NSW about 3 ½ hours from Sydney, Orange has four distinct seasons and is located at the foot of an old extinct volcano, Mt Canobolas, which makes for a fertile environment suitable for growing a large range of produce. The surrounding region is well known for an abundance of high quality produce and in more recent times a burgeoning wine industry. The region is now home to over 40 cellar doors. In addition, Orange has become well known for its events such Orange F.O.O.D Festival and Orange Wine Festival.

The region is rich in local history, a flourishing cultural scene, fruitful landscapes, historical buildings, art and culture and some of the best food, restaurants and wine in Australia.

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