Our Autumn Orange Wild Weekend experience aims to share the region’s wildest places and produce, meeting locals along the way that share our vision to live according to the seasons, and better understand our natural world. Your host, Ali Shillington of Lokale Blumen, will take you on a wild 3 day weekend journey with local winemakers, producers, conservationists, botanists, chefs, food foragers and creators absolutely driven by their passion for seasonal & regional living. Whether it is your first time to Orange, or as a returning visitor to F.O.O.D week, or a local, the magic of The Orange Wild Weekend is in switching off and tuning into our bespoke experiences including:
A bushwalk and spotting expedition with local botanist on the mountain (Ghannabulla/Mount Canobolas)
Experience a high-altitude wine tasting with at Strawhouse Wines, an eco cellar door mountain-side.
Learn how to forage for edible mushrooms in the pine forest.
Experience your freshly foraged mushrooms in a three-course regional feast with local chef Charles Woodward (Former Pilu at Freshwater chef) of Sister's Rock, Borrodell
Make your own foraged floral tablescape with Ali Shillington and take this creative process home to your table
Make a whole lot of new friends, including those joining the Wild Weekend, and among the incredible Orange community itself