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Cool climate wines and brews of Orange

Just 1% of Australian vineyards grow their grapes in areas above 600 metres.   This and a number of geological and topographical factors are what constitute the uniqueness in winemaking in the region of Orange, New South Wales.   Newer in comparison to the old wine household names of the industry, the mineral rich hills of limestone, shales, greywhack overlain and basalt rich soils create a distinct taste and body.

Grapes have more difficulty ripening in cooler climates like Orange,  which result in higher levels of acidity and lower levels of sugar.   Orange’s elevation combines to create a medium to light-bodied aromatic drop which is the perfect storm for connoisseurs who lean more towards light, crisp, and dry wines.

“This time of year in the winemaking cycle is always an exciting time with many of our new vintage wine releases appearing in market and on wine lists.  It is a celebration of bud burst, which symbolises the beginning of the growing process,” said Orange360 General Manager Caddie Marshall. “It is terrific to partner with the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce to showcase more than half of our region’s cool climate wine brands.”

The wine making region of Orange forms a belt of 60 vineyards and 40 cellar doors around the township in which 60% of the wine produced is red.

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The Full Schedule

  • Wine Dinner at Bar Zini with Tamburlaine Organic Wines | 21 September
  • Wine Dinner at The Apprentice with SeeSaw Wines | 24 September
  • Terminus Hotel – After Party with Printhe Wines | 29 September
  • Wines from Orange region on show at the Pyrmont Point Hotel | 20 September to 6 October
  • Wine Tastings from the Orange region at Porters Liquor Pyrmont | 20 September – 6 October
  • Cooking Classes at the Sydney Seafood School, Sydney Fish Market | 22, 25, 28 September, 6 October
  • Sunset Bar at Call Me Harris | 20, 27 September, 4 October (every Friday)
  • TAP Gallery: Local Artists Showcase | 20 September – 6 October

Pyrmont Festival
WHEN: Friday 20 September – Sunday 6 October, 2019
WHERE: Pirrama Park, Pirrama Road, Pyrmont, Sydney NSW 2009

Pyrmont springs back to life with its annual Food & Wine Festival

Pyrmont locals welcome Spring with the annual festival of food and wine in a string of events bringing to the forefront Orange NSW’s cool-climate wines, Pyrmont’s dining landscape, gourmet artisans to the soundtrack of local entertainers, play and activity areas!

With so many events taking place now that the full program for the 17 day sping celebration has been announced, we’ll be presenting a four part series on some of the highlights this year leading up to the start of the festival! 

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