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Record weekend for local cellar door

Record weekend for local cellar door

Orange’s Heifer Station proved to be a popular destination this October long weekend, with the cellar door recording their busiest weekend ever.

Over the winter, Heifer Station expanded their already substantial garden area, which made dealing with the weekend crowd much more manageable, said Sales and Operations Manager James Thomas.

“The weekend exceeded expectations! It was our biggest weekend ever in terms of customer numbers and our total transaction values,” said James.

“I think the expansion work we've done in the garden made it easy for us to facilitate a bigger crowd and we were able to accommodate people that wanted to do tastings at the cellar door and for those who wanted to have a cheese board and have a drink… it made it a lot easier for us to accommodate people with varying needs.”

In February next year, Heifer Station will be hosting A Day on the Green, a music festival that’s expected to draw a crowd of over 7,000 people.

James said the recent national announcement of the music festival coming to Orange has also lifted the profile of the cellar door.

“There was lot of buzz around the cellar door about the Day on the Green, I reckon 50 per cent of the people that came out there were asking where are we going to be and lots of questions trying to pry out of us who the acts are going to be,” he said.

The Day on the Green line-up for Orange was due to be announced yesterday morning.

Photo credit: David Rouse Photography

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