ORANGE F.O.O.D WEEK

OUR PEOPLE

THE FACES OF F.O.O.D

THE PEOPLE OF F.O.O.D

Orange F.O.O.D Week celebrates the diverse and excellent regional produce from the district covering the three local government areas of Orange, Blayney and Cabonne. It is our local producers that make our F.O.O.D Week festival possible. Meet our ‘People of F.O.O.D’ and learn more about their stories.

Village Bakehouse

With a company history steeped in family tradition, Village Bakehouses are owned and operated locally by fourth-generation baking family, the Stevensons. Brothers Bill, Rob and John can trace their baking history back to 1918 when their grandfather, Aussie Stevenson,...

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Twisted River Wines

Twisted River Wines is boutique vineyard located on the Henry Parkes Way, 14kms west of Manildra halfway between Orange and Parkes. Twisted River Wines focuses on producing low yielding, high quality grapes. The diverse geology of the area provides ideal soil for our...

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Nashdale Lane Road Wines

Nashdale Lane Wines and Luxury Glamping Cabins are a proud small, Aussie business - 100% family owned and run. Nick and Tanya (Ryan) Segger, along with their two trusty sidekicks (aka children) - Dominic and Grace, manage the majestic 55-acre vineyard and are the...

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Highland Heritage Estate

Highland Heritage Estate offers the complete wine and dine adventure for those looking to experience great food with the wines of Orange. If you are looking for the best restaurants in Orange, which are also situated within the vineyards of Orange, then look no...

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Paling Yards Grove

Paling Yards Olive Grove began when Ross and Trish Bragg planted 2,000 young olive trees in 1999. There are now 3,000 trees on the family run property located 35 kilometres west of Orange in NSW. It is a complete family effort with Ross and Trish’s son and daughter...

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Swinging Bridge Estate

Swinging Bridge Estate was first planted in 1995 by the Ward and the Payten families with an initial planting of Shiraz and Chardonnay. The Home Block vineyard is located to the south of Canowindra in the Central Ranges of New South Wales (45 minutes drive south west...

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Franklin Road Preserves

Having made pickles for our family and friends for several years, they encouraged us to sell the pickles rather than give them away, thus Franklin Road Preserves was launched in 2013. We are fortunate to have a larger than average back yard with excellent soils which...

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Mandagery Creek Venison

Mandagery Creek Australian Farmed Venison was established in July 2002 with a commitment to process superior, young Australian Red deer. We produce a lean and subtle venison that is an exciting, accessible and healthy alternative red meat. A family business, Mandagery...

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Kalavista Organics

ue and Steve Brown bought Lot 8 of a community title farm called Rivers Road Organic Farms on the Belubula River at Canowindra in Central West NSW in 2004and had a tree change by moving there with their two young sons to build a strawbale house and live in a more...

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Groundstone Cafe

Nestled in the Orange Regional Museum Precinct, Groundstone is the central hub for fresh, seasonal, local meals. Including coffee, breakfast and lunch daily as well as stocking local shelf staples. Find out more about Groundstone...

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Fourjay Farms

Fourjay Farms is a two generation family business that grows, harvests, processes and produces a range of hazelnut products. Our emphasis is on the production of high quality, healthy kernels that are freshly cracked for our customers. Our goal is to provide a...

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Colmar Estate

A very determined block of land - no one was ever going to tell our special block of land what grape varieties would produce great wines from its ancient soils. In typical Australian fashion many grape varieties were trialled, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and...

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De Salis Wines

De Salis is a small, family winery located at an altitude of 1050m on the northern slope of Mt Canobolas on our, ‘Lofty Vineyard’ in the cool climate region of Orange. Our minimalist winemaking philosophy is borne from a desire to capture the seasonal ebb and flow,...

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Chocolate on Purpose

Chocolate on Purpose® is a proud Australian owned business creating handcrafted chocolate out of Millthorpe, a heritage listed town in the Central West of NSW. This area of NSW has developed a reputation as a premier gourmet food district and the Chocolate on Purpose®...

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Charred Kitchen & Bar

We welcome you to the newest relaxed dining venue in Orange NSW. We would like to invite you to join us as we use the finest local and international produce & ingredients . Our food takes inspiration from our travels across the globe and is designed to be shared....

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Angullong Vineyard

Angullong is a family owned wine company from the premium high altitude cool climate wine region of Orange in the Central West of New South Wales located about 350km west of Sydney. The Angullong vineyards are located on the southern lower slopes of the Orange region...

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Edwena Mitchell Catering

With over 25 years of experience there is no job too big or too odd for Edwena Mitchell and her team, off-site catering is her specialty!  Edwena has been involved in FOOD Week since it began, and her panna cottas at the Night Markets are legendary.  As is her Pork...

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Small Acres Cyder

Small Acres Cyder is committed to producing great ciders without compromise. In the range you will find traditional English and French style ciders along with more contemporary Australian styles. There is no added water, no added sugar and no added flavourings in any...

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Cargo Road Wines

James Sweetapple is a winemaker from Cargo Road Wines, the President of F.O.O.D Week Inc., and the brains behind the widely successful FORAGE event that is held during F.O.O.D Week each year. Originally a city boy, James’ mother was a caterer – from her domestic...

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CURRENT ASSOCIATION & VOLUNTEERS

The current F.O.O.D Week association and volunteers are made up of a wide representation of professionals from the hospitality, tourism, producers, winegrowing and services industries.

2017 / 2018 Association: James Sweetapple, Michael Sobotta, Len Bennett, Christine Williams, Richard Dowling, David Crawley, Hugh Rasmussen, Michael Abberton and Janette Davie.