Celebrating French connections in Orange for FOOD Week

While Stockman’s Ridge Wines branding evokes visions of the Australian outback, the wine itself is closer tied to the French vineyards.
Owner of Stockman’s Ridge Wines, Jonathan Hambrook, was lucky enough to enjoy annual holidays in the South of France where his parents shared a holiday home with other Francophiles.
“Every time I visited there would be something happening in the vineyards. I got to see the seasons change and with that, the different tasks undertaken to make some of France’s best wines,” Jonathan said.
Years later, it was these techniques that Jonathan brought with him to his vineyards in Bathurst and Orange.
Little did he know that in a neighbouring French village, renowned, hatted chef Michael Manners was enjoying a similar lifestyle. The two met in Orange and have been working on events and functions at the scenic Stockman’s Ridge Wines ever since.
Jonathan recently prepared a marquee space and it will be christened during FOOD Week with a lavish four-course lunch featuring local produce.
L’amour de la France will be a fun filled event with lawn games and music setting the scene under the stunning Mount Canobolas.

“Stockman’s Ridge Wines might be one of Orange’s youngest wineries with a passion for the Australian countryside,” Jonathan said, “but our product salutes one of the oldest wine growing regions of France.”

During the lunch Michael and Jonathan will talk about their love for the region and hope to transport everyone at the lunch to our little piece of France.

L'Amour De La France
Saturday 16 April 2016

Australia versus France in a playful afternoon. Enjoy a Michael Manners four-course marquee lunch.
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Start Time: 11:30 am

Finish Time: 04:00 pm