Taste Of Orange Festival at Watsons Bay Boutique Festival
We’ve all heard of the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, the place where we can slip away and sip on the vine-ripened nectar that must come from the gods. It’s a place where the birds chirp from sunrise to sundown, the sun shines brightly forth and happiness really can be bottled.
Yet there is another place, a place altogether more secret, perhaps a place to rule them all, where bottled delight really does flow down from on high. All this coupled with fresh air, crisp and free from the clutches of the metropolis makes this foreign land seem quite the promising one. Forget painting the town red, there’s altogether a new vibrant hue in town.
Yes, far off in the place that we call the country is the land of Orange in New South Wales, and it is producing some mighty fine wines. As the leaves of autumn change colours and fall, we too should turn our heads to this region that has been for a while, excelling in cultivating and offering up exemplary wines. For a smart city, there’s been some big talk and some even bigger wine.
Of the intrepid wineries to be pioneering their mark on the menu, our hearts and the festival to come include Rowlee Wines, Philip Shaw Wines, Ross Hill Wines, Tamburlaine Wines, Angullong Wines, Simon Gilbert, Slow Wine Co, Patina Wines, Highland Heritage and Cargo Road Wines. As much of mouthful to tell of all the wineries was the delectable liquid they proffered. Shiraz and sauvignon starred elegantly and demurely as they knew they would. The rosé, as light, charming and precious as ever sweetly catered to fresh palates. The dry Riesling effortlessly matched the wit of the conversation with it’s dry and confident tones. The Pinot Grigio, suave and sultry as ever sauntered into view and alas, one did succumb to its advances. A full, crisp and dignified wine.
Yet the proof is in the palate and the nectar would not be so triumphantly heralded forth without an opportunity to substantiate itself. And thus, all and sundry, yes, most definitely you, are cordially invited to sample the rich variety of wines being particularly transported, awaiting eager palate. On the 22nd of May, from 11am – 5pm towards Robertson Park you must set your course. Wine aficionados will, while relishing the iconic stalwart of the Harbour Bridge, gloriously immerse themselves in the finest produce hailing from one of Australia’s choice cool climate wine regions. The Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel will be creating mouth- watering dishes to collaborate with the eclectic wine choices that will be available at multiple stalls in the park. There will also be an opportunity to patron an Orange wine master class, each stewarded by the resident sommelier.
Winter is coming, let’s be about what it brings. A chardonnay or two shouldn’t be too much of a bother.