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Photograph: Divya Venkataraman

Time Out says

Head to this centrally-located wine centre to get your Orange wine fix in one hit

Whether you're short of time on your viticultural tour of Orange or you've made a last-minute decision to finally buy that cab merlot vintage you loved on a cellar door visit, Ferment is the place to go. 

Situated in the heart of Orange's town in an old heritage building, Ferment isn't a winery so much as an aggregation of many of the region's finest wines – but it's also the only place you can get your hands on some local favourites, like Cumulus Wines and Cook's Lot. Settle in for a pre-dinner session in the Byng Street tasting room, where a platter decked out with muscatel grapes on the vine, hard and soft cheeses and locally made crackers acts as a perfect foil to the far-reaching tasting range of wines. You can even try wines in a novel way with Ferment’s automated Enomatic wine dispenser, a machine which allows you to select the kinds of tipples you'd like to try at your convenience. If you're interested, you can check out local gin, beer and whisky, too.

Ferment often puts on tasting events with local and travelling wine aficionados – check the  website for the latest events. 


Address: 87 Hill Street
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-9pm.
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