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Monday, 19 October 2015
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Mr JOHN COBB (Calare) (16:28): I rise to speak to about the Orange Wine Festival that is happening in my electorate over the next fortnight. This was formerly known as wine week but it has become so successful it had to be extended. It gives community the opportunity to celebrate the thriving wine industry and extraordinarily high-quality wines that are produced in the region. It kicked off on 16 October with a black tie dinner. That was just one of more than 80 events that will be run over the two weeks. It includes the Orange Wine Show dinner, Orange Wine Show tasting, and the very popular wine and food night market next Friday. This will see Robertson Park pack out with thousands of locals and visitors. They will enjoy not only enjoy fine wine but gourmet local fine foods.

Congratulations to Carillion Vineyard as Carillion white, a chardonnay grown near Mt Canobolas, won Most Outstanding Wine at the 2015 Orange Wine Show! We really do have some of the best wine in the country, and I encourage anyone passing through Calare to stop off at one of a local wineries, as they will not be disappointed and they will have a very good time.