ORANGE wine producers have submitted their entries for the 2014 Orange Wine Show with the 2013 white wine varieties expected to be of exceptional quality.
Entries closed yesterday, with 220 entries receieved.
“This isn’t a record year, but entries are still right up there,” Taste Orange spokesperson Charlotte Gundry said.
The challenging seasonal conditions in 2012 means red wine categories will not be a strong as last year.
“It is light on this year,” Ms Gundry said.
Competition will be fierce, and will be judged by wine master Toni Patterson, Kate Goodman of Punt Road Wines, Tasmania’s Tom Ravech and associate judge Matthew Atallah of Cumulus Wines.
Wines entered in the show will be available for public tasting at the Orange Wine Show Public Tasting in the Agricultural Pavilion at Orange Showground on Friday, October 18, one of the highlights of this year’s Wine Week program.
Wine Week will be held from October 17 to 27, with a new event, Wine and Dine on the Ninth, on Monday, October 21.
This new addition to the calendar will offer visitors something a little different, with the region’s best cool climate wines matched with locally inspired dishes set out on the ninth hole at historic Duntryleague Golf Course.
The Orange Wine Week Market is set down for Friday, October 25 in Robertson Park with around 40 stalls expected on the night.
This year’s Wine Week black-tie event will be the Orange Wine Show presentation dinner at Ross Hill Wines in Wallace Lane.
For more information and bookings visit www.tasteorange.com.au or call 6360 1990.