THE 2017 Orange Wine Festival will run from October 13-22 in the Central West of New South Wales, with the program now available online. There will be over 80 events featured over the two weekends, including various tastings and dinners. Orange is just over the Blue Mountains from Sydney and a three-hour drive from Canberra, and is fast becoming known as the premier cool-climate wine region of NSW. Orange Region Vignerons Association chair Justin Jarrett said: “The Orange Wine Festival is an important platform for promotion. Through this festival we can highlight Orange’s unique qualities as a wine region such as the altitude and cool climate, the fact that you will meet the maker when visiting our cellar doors and, of course, our fine elegant wines.” The Orange Wine Festival is supported by Destination NSW. Visit www.orangewinefestival.com.au.