Friday, August 30, 2013

taste Canowindra, Good Food, Fine Art and Live Music

If you are looking for an idyllic getaway location to take in your passions for art, music and great food, taste Canowindra is for you. Found nestled between two hill ranges in the Central West of NSW, this is a restaurant that will entertain your senses and to tantalise your taste buds.

Our Menu

taste Canowindra offers you a delicious restaurant menu that takes advantage of local seasonal produce from the many local farms and suppliers. With produce this fresh available all year round, you will get the chance to fine dine amongst friendly company and people that share a passion for good food.

Try out the tasty tapas, which the restaurant has become known for. Featuring choice marinated meats, Italian sausage, locally grown olives, avocado and marinated Jannei goat’s cheese served on a pillow of Turkish bread, you’ll soon see why!

Other popular items of on the lunch menu also include the anise, honey and garlic seasoned roasted pork, seeded mustard seasoned Roasted Beef, and the Chicken dish roasted with soy garlic and honey, which can be served toasted or cold as required. The accompanying regional salad includes slow baked tomato and capsicum, avocado, cucumber snow pea sprouts, boutique lettuce and organic olives, served with Turkish bread and the famous balsamic vinegar, Dukkha. And don’t forget to finish off your meal with a homemade Cake with ice cream & cream topping for dessert.

Specials and the Evening Experience

Daily specials at taste Canowindra are a chance to sample the chef’s specialities. Pan fried prawns marinated in ginger, garlic and sweet chilli sauce served with mint infused cous cous and savoury greens, are a great example of what’s on offer. The dessert specials consist of a tantalising sticky date pudding and crème brulee.

A typical dining experience includes an entrée followed by a main course of select meat dishes and regional and seasonal accompaniments to start your evening. Spend your day taking in the fine New South Wales experience at this rustic location and enjoy the beautiful works in the art exhibit, including ceramics!

Dining and enjoying live music and stages shows makes for a truly unforgettable experience at taste Canowindra. With musicians playing to your table, surrounded by the arts and crafts of the local area, and enjoying great local produce at the finest restaurant in town, this country restaurant lets you unwind and indulge.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Why You Should Visit Canowindra

Canowindra is a great place in New South Wales of Australia to visit and enjoy some amazing food, drinks, music as well as the tourist attractions. This small little town of Canowindra has a population of appox. 1,499 and it got its name from an aboriginal word meaning 'a home'. This town is popular for its beautiful country sights and boutique wineries, country restaurants, abundance of local produce and welcoming locals. It has a quaint dogleg main street, the legacy of the bullock teams that formed its 19th century heritage. If you haven’t been to the place already, you should plan your next vacation in this town as the local country restaurant, Taste Canowindra is going to arrange number special events with its fine dining, great art, delicate wine, and amazing music.

Canowindra is an historic town near Cowra in the central west of New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the world's great fossil discovery sites and now it has been listed as part of Australia's National Heritage because of its international scientific importance. In addition to that, the scenic view of this town is also worth a visit. Situated by the Belubula River this town is also known as the Balloon Capital of Australia. The biggest ballooning festival of Australia, Canowindra's Balloon Challenge takes place in this town each year in the month of April. This grand event brings together people from everywhere, including foreign visitors and townsfolk that attend. The festival is accompanied with local food and wine events, which makes it something you’ll definitely want to check out.

The country restaurant Taste Canowindra, which has been catering to local people and tourists for many years, should also be visited as long as you’re in the area. It is one of the most popular spots in town for its great quality food (made from fresh local produce) and its rich collection of wines. In addition, the food is served with live music from internationally acclaimed artists, which makes it an amazing place to visit and have a quality time with your friends and family members. Enjoy your meal and listen to some of the world’s best artists in the genres of world music, folk, jazz blues and classical.

Most people both from the locality and outside Canowindra recommend this restaurant for its unique features. This vibrant country restaurant offers a great choice of 50 local wines from 8 local vineyards. A wide range of beers, spirits, and liqueurs can be purchased. When you come with this award winning restaurant you get to enjoy a great collection of local arts and crafts as well. Your dining experience will be more enjoyable here as you will also get to hear some of Australia’s finest music with a three course meal. So as long as you’re visiting Canowindra, you should book a table at the country restaurant Taste Canowindra.

Friday, February 15, 2013

About Wallington Wines

If you’re interested in going on a tour of Canowindra’s cellar doors, be sure to drop by Wallington Wines for a taste of their famous wines. Since 1992, Wallington Wines has been producing a wide variety of wines including fortified and bubblies from its farm in Canowindra. After moving from Sydney to New South Wales in 1990, Anthony and Margaret Wallington established their vineyard and started growing grapes and olives. They have expanded varieties grown, and produce French- and Spanish-style wines on their special patch of land in the central west of N.S.W., eastern Australia.

The Wallingtons have a ground breaking approach to growing their vines and running the vineyard. Margaret Wallington has been working hard to make the farm sustainable, converting their land to be a certified organic and biodynamic property. They also raise sheep and cattle, then use the animals to fertilize the land and for a little weed-eating. They now have biodynamic certification and have been growing organic beef and lamb. Eventually, the Wallingtons would like to expand their offerings to include home-grown vegetables.

The vines are grown in brown loam or red clay soils, where there is a low incidence of disease. The Wallingtons use minimal irrigation for small, but flavourful, berries. The grapes are handpicked and harvested during the dry autumn season. Crushing happens afterward. And if you’d really like to get involved, the Wallingtons open the vineyard for visitors interested in joining them in picking and harvesting In March and April.

Their winery is built from large Straw Bales almost a metre thick, this provides insulation to keep the Wallington wines at a constantly low temperature during fermentation. Functions including wine tasting are often held in the straw bale winery. The reds are then fermented in open vats, the whites in oak or stainless steel. Once completely fermented, they use a basket press and transfer the wines into varieties of French and American oak to mature. They use minimal chemical intervention in their winemaking process.

The Wallington’s cellar is open seven days a week for tastings, but make sure you book an appointment in advance. Get a taste of their product lines, which include fortified wines, whites, and reds. These include chardonnay, Semillon, pinot noir, Petit Verdot, Shiraz, Grenache and others. The winery is also open for private wine tasting and functions, which includes a tour of the vineyard.

Apart from wines Wallingtons, have expanded their product range to include olive oil, also harvested from their vineyard. Join them when they participate at Canowindra’s annual 100 Mile Dinner, where chefs and winemakers gather to showcase their products to patrons across 100 miles of Canowindra, including Orange, Bathurst, Mudgee, and Cowra.

Be sure to explore the various foods and drink offerings of Canowindra. To know more about home grown wines in New South Wales, visit the Wallingtons’ cellar and sample their wines and spirits. Wallington wines are a good start when looking to patronize locally produced wines. You will marvel at the high quality wines that can rival European quality, grown right here in Australia.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

About Rosnay Wines

Canowindra has led the way when it comes to Organic farming and viticulture. Sam Statham from Rosnay organic Farm was named in 2012 as "The inaugural Organic farming pioneer of the year". More sustainable farms not only keep their products green, but they also produce high-quality food and wines. The Rosnay Farm came from a long tradition of grape-growing and no-chemical farming from the French Beaujolais, and Rosnay wines are now recognized and hailed as a premiere organic winery and farm in Australia.

Established by Richard and Florence Statham in 1995, Rosnay Farm is a 40-hectare patch of land southwest of Canowindra. Former wool and cattle producers in Barraba, New South Wales, the Stathams moved to southeast Australia in pursuit of a site for a new vineyard and olive farm. They settled near Orange, in the Cowra wine region, and continued their culture of growing grapes and producing Rosnay wines in an environmentally friendly way.

Florence’s family has been cultivating vines in France, with her mother Dolly raising her to become a traditional vine grower. Meanwhile, Richard’s father was a conservationist and avid composter who had sources and references on bio-dynamics. Together, the Stathams incorporated their parents’ practices into modern organic farming.

The first vines were planted in 1997 and have since been organic. Rosnay wines are produced from wines planted on an assortment of soil types on specific locations in the vineyard. With grape varieties matched to appropriate soil types. Rosnay Farm has the standard variation of reds and whites as their signature wines. The Shiraz is harvested from the hilltop area, where the roots are able to dig deep into the bedrock soil. The Semillon is planted in sandier soils to control the flavor, while the Merlot and Chardonnay are planted in red soil.
Rosnay wines date from 2003, with rich, full flavors that will surely please any wine connoisseur. If you want to try more than one of their varieties, you can get the gift pack with three choice wines. If you want to know more about the vineyard and winery, you can book a weekend at the farm cottage, where you can get a taste tour of the farm. Enjoy a weekend escape and explore the vineyards and the olives and figs. Enjoy a great view of the farm and learn about the basics of organic farming while you are there.

Rosnay wines also have other organic products you might want to try, such as olives and figs. All of their products are preservative-free. Try their extra virgin olive oil, kalamata olives, and olive paste for all your olive needs. You can also order their fig preserves, figs in syrup, or fig syrup for your recipes.

Besides producing exceptional Rosnay wines and other organic products, Rosnay Farm takes pride in the fact that they are a completely sustainable estate, giving importance to keeping everything green. The Rosnay Farm continues to improve on their practice of being a completely environment-friendly enterprise while producing high-quality wines that are sure to tickle a wine drinker’s fancy.