Sydneysiders are getting a rare opportunity to experience the food and wine rich region of Orange without leaving the city. The Orange Food and Wine festival ‘We Heart Orange’ starts this weekend on the 1st of May at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel.
A curated menu of selected Orange wines will accompany the hotels existing and extensive menu of beverages. Visitors to Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel can experience what Orange has to offer bringing the country to the coast.
Some of the wineries to appear at the hotel include 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.
There will also be wine tasting master classes held on Thursday 14th and Thursday 28th May from 6.30pm on the hotel’s rooftop deck. With limited tickets this will sell out, so get in early. Tickets can be purchased from the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel website for $40 per person.
The height of celebration will occur on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May when the inaugural Taste Orange Food and Wine Festival returns to Robertson Park.
Pre-package tickets for the festival are available online, $30 per person which offers 10 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 on Friday May 29th with the hatted Racine Restaurant opening a pop-up ‘Racine by the Bay’ for one night only. The bespoke menu has been designed by acclaimed executive chef Shaun Arantz.
For more info visit: watsonsbayhotel.com.au