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Country Food Trails

Country Food Trails offers thoughtfully planned, intimate food and wine tours for down-to-earth foodies.

 Locally grown
 Locally made
 Locally farmed
 Locally produced

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When the COVID struck, my successful international tour business, Red Door Tours, came to a sudden standstill. My heart broke!  The thought of putting my beloved textile safaris of India and Morocco on hold was devastating.

It was time to pivot and seize the opportunity to start a new business that would give me the privilege of sharing my beautiful hometown Orange with food and wine-loving visitors.  And here we are, with Country Food Trails.

We offer a range of unforgettable tours featuring unique experiences, hidden gems and delicious treats.

I love Orange, to me it is the heart of NSW. I am passionate about showcasing the incredible food, wine, history, and natural beauty that my hometown has to offer.  We’ll share local knowledge that you won’t find on Google.

Our guides will give you their full, personal attention, answer as many (or as few) questions as you have and will ensure your tour is special for YOU. 

Join me or one of our passionate guides on a tour you are sure to remember.



Meet our friendly, local guides



Nicole loves travel, textiles and chocolate.

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Sharon enjoys history, rural living and shopping for shoes.

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Chris loves travel, food and reading.

Tour guide Denise


Denise enjoys red, white and bubbles … with or without the food!

Why choose us?

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Foodie focus

Connect you with passionate producers, learn about sustainable agricultural and shop for seasonal produce.

Local exclusives

As locals, our knowledge and contacts give you access to the district’s best-kept foodie secrets and exclusive experiences you won’t find in the guide books.

Flexible and fun

We’ll create a great day out, making memories with loved ones.

International experience

We have global experience in designing and leading customised, small group tours that create memories to last a lifetime.

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We’re friendly folk who’ll provide a fun, informative and stress-free day visiting the best food and wine venues in Orange.

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Locally owned

Nicole was born in Orange and the company is 100% locally owned. When you tour with us, you’re supporting other local small businesses.


We value sustainable tourism and encourage our guests to support our zero waste goals.

Community minded

We care about our local community and donate to FoodCare Orange. It’s an organisation helping vulnerable families access affordable, healthy food.


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Francesca Vechi
Spent a relaxing afternoon in three delightful wineries, each unique and run by locals who cared enough to spend the time to explain and educate their wines and winemaking processes. Chris our Guido was wonderfully knowledgeable of the local Orange area, it’s history and contemporary local community I highly recommend Country food trials … a highlight of our stay in Orange. - 29/07/22
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Jane Lowe
A wonderful day spent touring a lovely selection of vineyards in the Orange area for our friends 50th. Nicole was a wonderful host, knowledgeable and fun to spend the day with. - 05/04/22
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yael celermajer
Absolutely awesome tour!! Nicole and her team were phenomenal!!! - 05/04/22

Like catching up with an old friend

Nicole made our Wine and History tour of Orange interesting. We had been on tours before that had made us feel not so special but with Nicole we had felt like we were catching up with an old friend. We highly recommend anyone joining a tour with Country Food Trails.


An enjoyable afternoon

Nicole was very friendly and managed at the last minute to organise a splendid guide, Sharon, for our private tour. Sharon’s passion and knowledge of local history kept us informed and entertained. A great way to learn more about the town and its lively history. Thanks for an enjoyable afternoon.


A focus on sustainable agritourism

At Country Food Trails, we're committed to practising sustainable tourism and running zero waste tours. We use cloth napkins and reusable containers, cups and cutlery. We'll happily take home food scraps to feed to our chooks.

We contribute to Greenfleet to offset our carbon emissions. 


To help:


  • Bring a reusable water bottle
  • Bring a reusable shopping bag
  • Recycle any packaging
  • Shop locally
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Professional memberships and certificates

As tourism professionals, we keep up-to-date with the latest trends and industry best practices.

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Level 1 Award in Wines

World Food Travel Association

Slow Food International

Culinary Certified Tour Operator

Last-minute bookings

Got a question or want to enquire about last-minute availability? Call Nicole 0402 650 190