The picturesque central NSW town of Orange is quickly gaining a reputation for its flourishing food and wine scene. Thanks to its cool climate it has an abundance of leading wineries and even though it's a relatively short drive from Sydney, a trip to the country town isn't always on the cards. Bearing that in mind, the Orange City Council has sponsored a Sydney event on the shores of Barangaroo Reserve that promises to bring the best of Orange's food, wine and culture to the city.

Offering guests a chance to sample a drop from leading wineries such as Philip Shaw Wines and Ross Hill Wines, plus local Indigenous Orange produce from the Dreamtime Tuka, Franklin Road Preserves and Indigenous Adventures Bush Tucka. In addition, you can eat your way through food stalls from some of Sydney's food favourites, such as El-Phoenician, Serendipity Icecream, Jimmy Liks, Sofrito Paella and Oysters Unplugged.

Entry to the festival is free, however vino lovers should take note of the $40 Wine Tasting Pack, which is available for pre-purchase at tasteorangebarangaroo.com.au. The pack gives you 10 wine tasting tickets plus a free branded wine glass to take home. Not sure you want to try that many? Half glasses of wine can be purchased for $4 each or full glasses for $8 each. We can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Taste Orange @ Barangaroo will be held on November 20, for more info head to tasteorangebarangaroo.com.au.

Love vino? Don’t miss this Sydney food and wine festival