Just over three hours’ drive from Sydney, Orange is the ultimate weekend escape for foodies and wine lovers alike. Not only is it the food bowl of the Central West, Orange’s wine scene is also catching worldwide attention. From rich shiraz and elegant cabernet sauvignon to crisp sauvignon blanc and chardonnay, it’s no exaggeration to say Orange has every palate sorted. A weekend spent in Orange is the perfect routine reset and refresh, with plenty of offerings to fill your time.
Start your weekend in Orange with a visit to Printhie Wines at their new cellar door location, The Packing Shed. Printhie’s portfolio is a true showcase of the wine styles found in Orange; owners Ed and Dave Swift’s attention to detail and understanding of the region’s climate, elevation and soils is evident through a tasting of their range. The rustic, warming cellar door surrounded by vineyards and apple orchards is such an inviting space for your tasting with the award-winning Swift Sparkling range a must-try.
Next is a visit to the family-run Angullong Vineyard for a tasting of their regional wines in their homely, 1800s-built bluestone cellar door. To finish your day, enjoy a tasting at Colmar Estate. The wine portfolio is expressive of their vineyards, which are some of the highest in Australia making for some exciting, high-altitude examples of pinot noir, chardonnay, riesling, pinot gris and gewürtztraminer.
Kick off day two with a visit to Faisan Estate. The cellar door is located in the winery, making it the perfect place to learn about their stunning pinot noir and chardonnay; follow up your tasting with a wander through the family vineyards. To close your Orange adventure, stop in at Philip Shaw where you can book in for a range of tasting experiences including a wine and food pairing session and meet the maker winery tour and tasting with winemaker Dan Shaw.