Angullong partners with Sydney Youth Orchestra

Angullong Wines has announced its exciting new ‘Community Engagement Partnership’ with the Sydney Youth Orchestra (SYO).

For close to 50 years, SYO has been a vital component of the cultural life in Australia by training thousands of talented young musicians and inspiring them to pursue their musical dreams and take their place in orchestras throughout Australia and the world.  

SYO has a strong track record of delivering a consistently outstanding educational and performance program across the primary, secondary and tertiary segments through to the pre-professional stage. The annual program has grown to encompass 14 orchestras, with over 550 young musicians aged 6-24 years.

“It is this support of our musical youth that inspired us to partner with the SYO,” said Angullong’s Brand Manager Heidi Crossing. Heidi, who has spent the majority or her working career as a primary school teacher specialising in music education continued, “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to combine our love of winemaking with our love of the arts.”

“Our strategic direction is to seek partners which are reflective of the broad footprint of the SYO programs. Through our Community Engagement and Outreach Programs we impact a number of key regional areas, including the Central West. These community engagement partnerships allow SYO to  showcase the exceptional products produced within those regions, celebrate the talented musicians living and learning in the regions and strengthen our connection to those towns,” said the Chief Executive Officer of the SYO, Mia Patoulios.

“We look forward to starting this rewarding partnership with Angullong, a company that shares SYO’s vision of nurturing talent, providing opportunity, and developing the best possible education to achieve excellence in young musicians.“

The Partnership will see a range of initiatives over the coming years as Angullong take on the role of wine supplier. “We are looking forward to working with the SYO, especially the prospect of showcasing our wines to their audiences and the opportunity to bring the Orchestra to Orange. There will also be a number of initiatives to build on this partnership, especially with our Bluestone Wine Club members,” explained Heidi.

For further information, interviews and images please contact:

  • David Cumming at Define Wine Marketing & Communications on 0414 736 342 or
  • Heidi Crossing, Brand Manager at Angullong Wines on 0428 586 802 or
  • Mia Patoulios Chief Executive Officer SYO at or 0410401996

Angullong Wines is located in the picturesque foothills of Orange’s Mount Canobolas in NSW. The property has been in the Crossing family since 1950 and has been run as a successful sheep and cattle station prior to diversifying into grape growing and winemaking in 1998.  The Angullong cellar door is located in the historic bluestone stables in the village of Millthorpe.

Sydney Youth Orchestra fills its unique training role within the sector by functioning as a ‘feeder’ of talented musicians to organisations such as the Australian Youth Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Australian World Orchestra.

SYO’s program not only equips members for a career as a professional musician. The orchestral training program teaches teamwork, discipline, dedication, leadership, and a commitment to excellence. Whatever career path these talented young people follow, they are likely to become leaders in and contributors to the community.