If you're looking for somewhere new and exciting to go in your rental car from Sydney, you can't do much better than the colourful town of Orange.

It'll take you just over three hours to drive there in your rental car from the Sydney airport, and you won't be disappointed when you arrive – especially not this week!

That's right, it's Orange Wine Week – the perfect opportunity to sample what this fruitful region has to offer in terms of food, music and, of course, wine!

The festivities began on Friday (October 18), but they'll be in full swing until Sunday (October 27), so there's still heaps of time to check it out.

There is something to delight all the senses here, with wine tastings, lunches and dinners, art shows and live music to enjoy throughout the week.

According to the official website, Orange is celebrated for its Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet – so make sure you try some when you're in town for Orange Wine Week.

You can also enjoy tours of local wineries, and have a look at wine bottles that have been turned into works of art by Orange's most talented painters.

In addition to all this, you may even get the opportunity to make your own wine!

If you're around on Friday (October 25) evening, spend some time wandering around the Orange Wine Week Night Market, which will be located on McNamara Street and in Robertson Park.

This is a great place to pick up some unique and unusual gifts for your loved ones back home – and maybe just a few for yourself as well.

While you're enjoying the festivities, remember to drink responsibly and ensure you have a sober driver to make sure you get home safely.

Cheers!