The Orange Wine Festival Returns in 2019

Drink, Events, Travel / September 15, 2019

Wine lovers, it’s time to start planning your itinerary at the Orange Wine Festival + WIN 2 passes to the Vino Express valued at $2,000.

One of Australia’s top regional wine events, the Orange Wine Festival, is returning in 2019 and is set to be more jam packed with epic wine and food experiences than ever before! Be sure to pencil 18-27th October in the diary, with the ten day festival celebrating the region’s huge range of cool climate wines, local produce and restaurants.

Returning in 2019 is the highly popular Vino Express. First launching in 2016, this luxury experience involves three huge days and two big nights of premium wine and food experiences. Departing from Sydney’s Central Station across two weekends, 18-20 October and 25-27 October, the fun starts the moment you board the dedicated festival train carriage, with wine tastings hosted by a local wine maker.

Once in Orange, you’re in for a wine-and-dine extravaganza. The Vino Express itinerary features everything from private cellar door tours to wine tastings, masterclasses, café breakfasts, long lunches and fine-dining experiences throughout the Orange region. Your ticket also includes access to the festival’s signature events and two nights’ King Deluxe 4-star accommodation, all from $997 per person.

Now in its 14th year, other highlights of the Orange Wine Festival include Wine in the Vines, giving wine lovers the opportunity to meet local vignerons and to learn more about how Orange’s cool climate grapes go from vine to wine.

You can catch all the winners from the 2019 Orange Wine Show the Orange Wine Show Tasting and Masterclass on Friday 18th October, followed by the Orange Wine Festival Night Market on Friday 25th October. These mark just some of the great events you can attend across the ten day festival period

Can’t wait until October to start drinking delicious Orange wines? Get a taste of what to expect at the Pyrmont Festival, featuring 16 Orange region wines. Running from 28-29th September, this event promises two fun-filled days of great Orange wine, food, music and art set against the glistening harbour in Pirrama Park.

For more information and to purchase your tickets to this year’s Vino Express and other Orange Wine Festival events, click here.

Competition time!

This is your chance to win two passes on the Vino Express, weekend 2 from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October. Valued at $2,000, the prize includes.

  • Train fare from Sydney to Orange in a dedicated train carriage and return
  • Prosecco and Pastries onboard breakfast
  • Meet the Vigneron’ onboard wine-tasting event with introduction to the Orange wine region from a local winemaker
  • 2 nights’ King Deluxe 4-star accommodation at the centrally-located Mercure hotel
  • Daily breakfasts at local cafes
  • Local dining experiences
  • Visits to local artisans
  • Additional boutique cellar door visits for wine-tastings

To enter this epic competition, click here.

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