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1064 Cargo Rd
Lidster, NSW, 2800
Australia

0428656100

CARGO ROAD WINES is a small vineyard located 860 meters above sea level, on the sheltered northern slopes of Mount Canobolas, Orange, in central western NSW. 

 

  

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Pochi ma Buoni
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Pochi ma Buoni

Pop-Up Rustic Italian Restaurant at Cargo Road Wines Cellar Door

Saturday 31st October 7pm-11pm

Pochi ma Buoni – ‘Small but Great’

Pop-Up Rustic Italian Restaurant at Cargo Road Wines Cellar Door

Saturday 31st October, 7pm-11pm

A wine-tasting evening with a difference, the Pochi ma Buoni (‘Small but Great’) rustic Italian pop-up at Cargo Road Wines Cellar Door is back on Saturday 31 October 2015 as part of the Orange Wine Festival. The intimate event is aimed at celebrating the coming together of good people, good food and good wine for good times.

It’s a ‘wild-style degustation dinner’ featuring three courses of authentic Roman-style home-cooking, with each course paired by a wine from the Cargo Road Wines portfolio. Wine-maker and the Orange wine region’s ‘Vigneron of the Year’, James Sweetapple, will be presenting the story behind each of the wines during each course. “This is all about showcasing wines in an informal and fun setting, so you get the real flavour of the wines being complemented with a hearty, home-cooked meal,” explains James. “Our focus for the evening is on creating an experience of good food and good wine in good company, very much like a private dinner party but with the added bonus of being in a wine cellar,” says James.

On the menu for the evening is Zuppa di Zucca con Gorgonzola (pumpkin soup with a bit of bite), Polpetta di Cervo (Mandagery Creek venison meatballs served with Cargo Road Wines homemade fig & ginger jam) and Zuppa Inglese (a 16th century recipe for Italian trifle).

Tickets are $80 per person, including all food and wine.

ABOUT POCHI MA BUONI Pochi ma Buoni is a fun phrase used by youthful Italians to refer to an event that is small and select, but which attracts like-minded, gregarious people. Directly translated it means “only for the few, but very good”, however we like to explain it more simply as “small but great”. You can follow us on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/pochipopup

All traditional Italian family recipes, handed down to cook for the evening, Paolo Picarazzi, from his grandparents. .

Pochi ma Buoni is a fun phrase used by youthful Italians to refer to an event that is small and select, but which attracts like-minded, gregarious people. Directly translated it means “only for the few, but very good”, however we like to explain it more simply as “small but great”.

About the Cook – Paolo Picarazzi

Paolo comes from Isola Del Lira (‘The Island of the River Liri’), a small village in the valley of the province of Frosinone, just an hour’s drive from Rome in Italy. Hailing from the ancient region of Ciociaria, this area has its own culture, dialect and traditions and is famous for being the birthplace of the Roman orator and philosopher, Cicero. Paolo’s family have lived in this region for centuries, and his grandparents cultivated vineyards and grew vegetables in the valley. Most of his cooking skills are thanks to his grandmother, Santina, and his grandfather Silvio taught him an appreciation of fine wine. Paolo has been a resident of Orange, NSW since June last year, and this is his first foray into sharing the wealth of Italian home-cooking recipes he has up his sleeve.

About the Wine-Grower – James Sweetapple

Locally, James needs little introduction as the President of the annual FOOD Week festival and an active member of the Orange Region Vignerons Association (ORVA). James has spent subsequent years since taking on the management and wine-growing role at Cargo Road Wines to add to the vineyard’s successful portfolio and making it into a viable business. He’s an enthusiastic advocate of holistic vineyard management practices, and has a story to share behind every single wine he produces.

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Pochi ma Buoni - "Small But Great"
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Pochi ma Buoni - "Small But Great"

Follow Cargo Road Wines for the next Pop up Resturant

Pop-Up Rustic Italian Restaurant at Cargo Road Wines Cellar Door

Saturday 15 August 7pm-11pm

 

Pochi ma Buoni – ‘Small but Great’

Pop-Up Rustic Italian Restaurant at Cargo Road Wines Cellar Door

Saturday 15 August, 7pm

 A wine-tasting evening with a difference, the Pochi ma Buoni (‘Small but Great’) rustic Italian pop-up at Cargo Road Wines Cellar Door is back on Saturday 15 August 2015. The intimate event for 30 people is aimed at celebrating the coming together of good people, good food and good wine for good times.

 Positioned as a ‘wild-style degustation dinner’, the menu features three courses of authentic Italian home-cooking based on providing warming and hearty winter fare. Each course will be paired by a wine from the Cargo Road Wines portfolio, with wine-maker James Sweetapple presenting the story behind each of the wines during each course.

 “This is all about showcasing wines in an informal and fun setting, so you get the real flavour of the wines being complemented with a hearty, home-cooked meal,” explains James. “Our focus for the evening is on creating an experience of good food and good wine in good company, very much like a private dinner party but with the added bonus of being in a wine cellar.”

 On the menu for the evening is a welcome glass with cheese platter; handmade pumpkin gnocchi with gorgonzola; lamb shanks in Cargo Road Wines Zinfandel with polenta; finishing with a homemade Tiramisu and dessert wine.

 These are all traditional Italian family recipes, handed down to cook for the evening, Paolo Picarazzi, from his grandparents. The menu features dishes that are meant to be shared in the darkest depths of winter, accompanied by excellent red wine and cheerful company.

 Pochi ma Buoni <pronounced: pokey-ma-bwonee> is a fun phrase used by youthful Italians to refer to an event that is small and select, but which attracts like-minded, gregarious people. Directly translated it means “only for the few, but very good”, however we like to explain it more simply as “small but great”.

 We invite you to join us for a festive winter evening at the Cargo Road Wines Cellar Door, 1064 Cargo Road, Lidster on Saturday 15 August at 7pm. Tickets are $70 + GST per person including food and wine, and available for purchase by emailing james@cargoroadwines.com.au or calling 0428 656 100.

 About the Cook – Paolo Picarazzi

Paolo comes from Isola Del Lira (‘The Island of the River Liri’), a small village in the valley of the province of Frosinone, just an hour’s drive from Rome in Italy. Hailing from the ancient region of Ciociaria, this area has its own culture, dialect and traditions and is famous for being the birthplace of the Roman orator and philosopher, Cicero. Paolo’s family have lived in this region for centuries, and his grandparents cultivated vineyards and grew vegetables in the valley. Most of his cooking skills are thanks to his grandmother, Santina, and his grandfather Silvio taught him an appreciation of fine wine. Paolo has been a resident of Orange, NSW since June last year, and this is his first foray into sharing the wealth of Italian home-cooking recipes he has up his sleeve.

  About the Wine-Grower – James Sweetapple

Locally, James needs little introduction as the President of the annual FOOD Week festival and an active member of the Orange Region Vignerons Association (ORVA). James has spent subsequent years since taking on the management and wine-growing role at Cargo Road Wines to add to the vineyard’s successful portfolio and making it into a viable business. He’s an enthusiastic advocate of holistic vineyard management practices, and has a story to share behind every single wine he produces.

 


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Taste Orange @ Martin Place Sydney
Aug
12
to Aug 13

Taste Orange @ Martin Place Sydney

Due to the need to learn I am off to Italy to take part in the @mangilonga.it event I did in 2006, to learn and improve what we do with Forage in Orange, Have a great time and taste at Martin Place do come and see me in orange when I return, regards James

The people, producers, winemakers, businesses, and celebrities of Orange will again bring a taste of Orange to your doorstep@Martin Place in a long table cellar door filled with FREE wine and food tastings, music & entertainment as well as cooking demonstrations.

Dates for 2015 10th and 11th September

Thursday 10th & Friday 11th Free tasting 11.30am to 2.30pm

Thursday 10th & Friday 11th Pop Up wine bar and food service 5pm to 8pm ---------------T----------------------------------

FREE Food and wine tasting, featuring wines and local produce from the regions. * Cooking demonstrations with 2011 MasterChef Winner Kate Bracks * Stop and have a chat at our information stalls: Golf, accommodation, Orange Region Farmers Markets, shopping, transport, health & education. * Pick up a copy of the newly released Orange Wine Week Program plus information about all of the events that happen in the region. * Find out all you need about to know about this fantastic region, whether you thinking of visiting or relocating.

BY NIGHT 5pm - 8pm

Pop up after dark – Taste Orange, for two nights only, is opening a bar in Martin Place between Pitt & Castlereagh Street from 5pm – 8pm Wednesday 21 & Thursday 22. * After work come and have a glass of wine with the representatives of the 24 wineries that are attending the event. * Whether you like Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, Cabernet or Pinot, or you would like to try something different, there will be a variety to suit everyone tastes. * Buy a glass of wine, take home a bottle for dinner or order a case of wine for delivery. Hope to see you there for a drink!

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Sunset Tour and Taste @ Cargo Road Wines
Apr
11
3:30 PM15:30

Sunset Tour and Taste @ Cargo Road Wines

Ticket Sunset tour and tasting
16.00

Tour the vineyard in spring, look at the pruning and bud burst,  smell  the soil learn why I do what I do and why I chose Orange to do it and then the wines while viewing the sunset at Cargo Road Winery.

Children and dogs for free! 

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May
25
11:00 AM11:00

Taste Orange @ Watsons Bay Ronertson Park

Come and See Cargo Road Wines in the park, try some wines, buy some wines. Have a sunday out and about.

Come and See Cargo Road Wines in the park, try some wines, buy some wines. Have a sunday out and about.

On Sunday May 25th the inaugural Taste Orange Food & Wine festival will take place in Robertson Park.

Set among the lush surrounds of Robertson Park and boasting panoramic harbour views, the festival will showcase the finest food and wine from the Orange region. 

The festival will present an array of entertainment suitable for guests of all ages. From bobbing with Orange's famous apples through to stalls that offer various mouth-watering treats such as local cheese, dips and antipasto - while enjoying one of the wines from the 20 wineries on showcase, of course.

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