Food and wine festivals provide the best "buffet" of top notch eats and drinks around offering delicious samples direct from the provedore or vineyard to your plate or glass. And in Australia our countryside is stacked with so much fresh produce and great-tasting wines it'd be impolite not to atleast try a few or five of the mouth-watering bounties on offer. Which is where the Taste Orange Food and Wine Festival comes in.

For the fourth year, harbourside icon the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel will play host to the festival on Sunday May 7 plus, run a number of wine masterclasses throughout the rest of the month. Showcasing the finest produce and wines from the region, the festival will be on from 11am until 5pm and will be held in pretty Robertson Park adjacent to the hotel. All the big name regional wine producers will be on hand offering the all-important tastings including Philip Shaw Wines, Tamburlaine Wines, Ross Hill Wines and Stockmans Ridge Wines. The Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel will also sub in some of their most flavoursome dishes to the various food stalls around the festival.

Taste Orange Food and Wine Festival

Taste Orange Food & Wine Festival will be on Sunday May 7 from 11am until 5pm at Robertson Park, Watsons Bay. Entry to the festival is free but you can purchase pre-packaged tasting tickets online now. Head to watsonsbayhotel.com.au/taste-orange/ for more info and tickets.

Watsons Bay is hosting the BEST food and wine festival