Bathurst, Orange, Mudgee, Parkes, Cowra and Forbes have amped up the ease with which you can plan a food and wine focussed weekend away in Central NSW, by launching a joint website. Having already unearthed Orange’s excellent Union Bank Wine Bar myself, I’ve earmarked tapas at Bathurst’s Webb & Co wine bar for my next visit to the region, along with a gin-making course ($150/head) at Stone Pine Distillery. Visiting Mudgee is also looking attractive, perhaps for a sourdough bread-making workshop ($110/head) at Mudgee Fine Foods followed by a beer at the Mudgee Brewing Company? I’m also eyeing off staying at the rather grand Mudgee Homestead, where for $695 per couple, you can enjoy two nights’ accommodation with breakfast daily, plus a four-course dinner before taking port and Mudgee-made chocolates in the lounge! The great thing about this website is all accommodation is clearly sorted by price, so whatever your budget, you’ll be able to find the right place and activities for you.