A Ripper Spring of gardening, food and wine is coming up!

Its shaping up to be a busy spring… Here are a few upcoming events with Rosnay involved…

Saturday 22 October, at Canowindra, join us for the Canowindra@Home NIGHT MARKET. This event has been running for a few years now and its an excellent night out. Local producers cook up their produce in small $5 plates so you can put a great dinner together with your favourite local food and wine. Canowindra@Home is a vibrant group of producers and foodies who you can read all about on their great new website, //canowindraathome.org.au

Thursday 27 October join us and COSTA for the official opening of the CANOWINDRA COMMUNITY GARDEN! The countdown is on before Costa, from Costa’s Garden Odyssey, arrives to cut the ribbon and run workshops with the local shool kids as part of a huge launch day. The CCG Working Group aims to have enough materials and manpower on the opening day so that community participants can put down the foundations of the garden, including raised garden beds, compost heaps, worm farms, and the first of what is hoped to be many vegetable plots. CCG spokesperson Chris Cuddy says that the whole community is invited to participate in the garden in whatever way they can. “We know there are people in our community with a wealth of knowledge and experience in growing productive gardens, and there are many more who want to learn” said Chris. “We are hoping that the gardens will provide a meeting point for members of the community, whether they be gardeners, students, cooks, or people simply wanting to be actively involved within the community” he said. Approval has been given to use the grounds of the Uniting Church, on the corner of Blatchford and Short Streets, which is central and accessible for most members of the community. A working bee will be held this weekend of 15-16 October to establish a boundary fence and basic infrastructure of the garden. The group is grateful for any donations of gardening materials or tools.
Info:  Chris Cuddy on 0427 077 798.

Friday 28 October, in Orange, we have organised COSTA’S URBAN GARDEN WORKSHOP with Union Bank Wine Bar. Featuring Costa the Garden Guru as seen on SBS, who has been out to Rosnay and will be fired up following the community garden launch in Canowindra. Bring along your questions and talk to Costa in person, and check out the new sustainable and organic Union Bank kitchen garden, featuring the latest vertical garden systems. Books and the latest gardening tools will also be on display as you enjoy a free taste of Rosnay Organic Wines. This event is FREE! TIME 3.30-5.30pm BOOKINGS: Not required – just come along!

Saturday 29 October, join us for the annual ORGANIC+SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND WINE DINNER as part of Orange Wine Week. Hosted by Rosnay Organic and Jarrett Wines, this event matches the best organic wine from the neighbouring regions of Orange and Cowra with delicious local and/or organic food from the Union Bank kitchen. Learn about the true regional flavours with wine that has been grown without any nitrate fertiliser or pseticides – and have a great night out with us! Tickets are selling fast so be sure to book early.
Time: 6PM
Cost: $95 pp
Info: //www.unionbank.com.au/news.php
Bookings essential: functions@unionbank.com.au or 1300 721 731

Rosnay comes to Sydney again for the MIND BODY SPIRIT FESTIVAL in Darling Harbour, on 3-6 November. Join Sam and Oli for a taste of the latest Rosnay wines, including the newly released “2011 Blanc”. This year’s MBS looks as unique, vibrant and interesting as ever. We have a bunch of free tickets so it needn’t cost you a cent to get in – just call contact us through the website to let us know you are coming, and we’ll have the ticket ready.
Cost: $18 adults $15 concessions, kids are FREE
Info: 03 9276 5501 or visit //www.mbsfestival.com.au/sydney-details.htm