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Orange Wine Festival 2018 makes for a great escape

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ALL ABOARD THE VINO EXPRESS: Fine wine and great produce will be the toast of the town at The Orange Wine Festival.

ALL ABOARD THE VINO EXPRESS: Fine wine and great produce will be the toast of the town at The Orange Wine Festival.

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The best cool climate wines and spring produce will be on show.

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WHY not plan a midweek grape escape or wine weekend away to the Orange region in Central NSW between October 12-21 and take advantage of the events on offer during the annual Orange Wine Festival.

The much-anticipated festival showcases the best new release cool climate wines and spring produce from Orange and its surrounding villages, across more than 90 events.

Tickets to signature festival events are now on sale. Highlights include:

The Vino Express:  A three-day Sydney-to-Orange return journey packed with curated culinary experiences, showcasing the best wines, produce and dining on offer in the region. Available across two weekends, October 12-14 and October 19-21, The Vino Express package includes train tickets, accommodation, events and dining, from $897 per person.

Wine in the Vines: Journey through the vines from winery to winery on this one-off tour led by local vignerons on October 20. Go behind the scenes of cellar doors and enjoy a roving lunch with matching wines, transfers and a bottle of local wine to take away, for $149 per person.

Orange Wine Festival Night Market: Spend the twilight springtime hours perusing more than 50 food and wine stalls dotted around leafy Robertson Park on October 19. Meet winemakers and chefs, dine at communal tables and enjoy live music under the stars, with a gold coin donation for entry.

Orange Wine Show Tasting and Masterclass: Sample and judge local wines from the Orange Wine Show, choosing from more than 200 types all in the one room, matched with local produce, on October 12 for $60 per person. Enhance your tasting experience and wine knowledge by including a masterclass hosted by Rikard Wines winemaker Will Rikard-Bell, for $75 per person.

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Cap off the experience with a stay in one of the region’s charming B&Bs, cottages, serviced apartments or boutique hotels.

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