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25 essential stops in Orange

Rowlee Wines, NashdaleCREDIT: Destination NSW

Make Rowlee winery one of your destinations when visiting Orange.

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25 essential
stops in Orange

Rowlee Wines, Nashdale CREDIT: Destination NSW

Make Rowlee winery one of your destinations when visiting Orange.

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Orange is a food and wine destination with stunning landscapes — and it’s just a three-and-a-half hour drive from Sydney. Here are 25 reasons to consider it for your next gourmet weekend break.  

Drink 

Try a “Vine to Table” experience, which includes a private vineyard and estate tour, at Rowlee’s winery.  

Stop by Ross Hill Wines, Australia’s first certified carbon-neutral winery, for a tasting paired with lunch. Or cook among the vines with its on-site classes in Vietnamese, Sri Lankan and other cuisines.  

The award-winning Philip Shaw Wines invites you to cellar-door tastings in its restored century-old barn. The tastings are teamed with grazing plates of cheese, charcuterie and other produce from the region.  

Elevated a heady 1,030m above sea level, Borrodell Vineyard is one of Australia’s highest vineyards. Stay at one of the estate’s suites to truly appreciate the site, which includes an orchard with more than 200 heritage apple varieties, a trufferie and its Sister’s Rock restaurant.  

Heifer Station’s private picnic spots provide an excellent location for enjoying its range of chardonnay, pinot noir and other wines. Pour a glass under the willow trees and watch a kangaroo hop by. 

Try 19 cellar doors in one convenient spot: head to Ferment the Orange Wine Centre. This heritage building offers wines from the Central Ranges of New South Wales and beyond.  

Printhie Wines’s cellar door in Nashdale is situated inside a renovated century-old apple-packing shed. A tasting here has been named as one of the world’s Top 50 Wine Experiences by Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine.  

Nashdale Lane Wines’s site offers views of Mount Canobolas, surrounding fruit trees and olive groves. The luxurious on-site glamping accommodation is an excellent way to take this all in — and make the most of the estate’s vineyard offering, too.  

Drop by Badlands Brewery’s cellar door at The Agrestic Grocer. Its award-winning craft beer is traditional in style, but also includes occasional experimental brews (featuring finger limes, chillies, truffles and other surprising ingredients).  

Small Acres Cyder has been recognised as the country's best small producer in the Australian Cider Awards for three years in a row. The Central West’s only producer of local craft cider offers tastings at its cellar door and takeaway cider flights and picnics.  

Orange Wine Region Highlight Selects CREDIT: Destination NSW

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Orange Wine Region Highlight Selects CREDIT: Destination NSW

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Nashdale Lane Wines, Nashdale CREDIT: Destination NSW

Orange is a cool-climate region that’s home to many wineries, such as Nashdale Lane Wines.

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Nashdale Lane Wines, Nashdale CREDIT: Destination NSW

Orange is a cool-climate region that’s home to many wineries, such as Nashdale Lane Wines.

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Heifer Station, Orange CREDIT: Destination NSW

Enjoy a tailored picnic package at Heifer Station, Orange.

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Heifer Station, Orange CREDIT: Destination NSW

Enjoy a tailored picnic package at Heifer Station, Orange.

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Dine 

At Racine Bakery, you’ll find mango and coconut tarts, pavlova cronuts and organic bread from the team behind Racine restaurant.  

Tonic Restaurant’s five-course tasting menus (featuring dishes such as Mandagery Creek venison ravioli with consommé) are often paired with wines from the region.  

Spilt Milk Bar’s cow-to-cone approach means you can enjoy scoops of freshly churned ricotta caramel, Nutella and Christmas-pudding gelato.  

Byng Street Local Store’s brilliant bread and pastries are baked in-house, and its meals are prepared with top local produce.  

Lolli Redini offers wine-friendly food in a Federation-era cottage and has been awarded a chef’s hat in the respected Good Food Guide for almost two decades.  

The Greenhouse of Orange’s many different eating areas include a wine bar, pizzeria and courtyard bar. Fried chicken platters, s’mores pizzas and char-grilled new season peaches are some of the unique dishes on offer. 

Former Rockpool Bar & Grill chef Dom Aboud has a menu for every occasion at the 19th-century Union Bank building, which houses The Schoolhouse restaurant and The Arthouse Bar & Courtyard.  

Charred Kitchen & Bar serves regional ingredients cooked in the eatery’s aptly named Lucifer wood and charcoal oven. The wide-ranging drinks list highlights over 400 wines and 100 beers. 

Mr Lim is a Korean and Chinese diner in a colourful, fun setting and presents a great night out — especially if the Korean fried chicken and karaoke are on offer.  

For more Asian flavours, check out Sweet Sour Salt: its menu features China Moon tofu salad, five-spice squid, king prawns with coconut and macadamia, Korean chicken wings and Malaysian barramundi curry.  

Shop 

Orange Farmers Market, held on the second Saturday of the month, celebrates producers from the Central West region. Stallholders include Orange Mountain Wines and Franklin Road Preserves

Between November and May, arm yourself with a bucket at Huntley Berry Farm and fill it with the dozen or so varieties on offer. 

Hillside Harvest also lets you pick fruit from its orchards — when the season is right. Its store also showcases local goods from Orange.  

Pop into Hawkes General Store for everything from coffee to homewares, fashion and stationery.  

The Agrestic Grocer highlights local growers and producers such as Badlands BreweryThe Second Mouse Cheese Co and Pig in The House wines.  

Tonic Restaurant, Millthorpe CREDIT: Destination NSW

Food and drink at Tonic Restaurant, Milthorpe.

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Tonic Restaurant, Millthorpe CREDIT: Destination NSW

Food and drink at Tonic Restaurant, Milthorpe.

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Orange Farmers Market, Orange CREDIT: Destination NSW

Fresh figs at Orange Farmers Market, Orange.

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Orange Farmers Market, Orange CREDIT: Destination NSW

Fresh figs at Orange Farmers Market, Orange.

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