September 13, 2014
Jazz fans who want to kick back and relax over the South Burnett & Cherbourg On Show long weekend should make a beeline for Moffatdale Ridge, located 10km from Murgon on the Barambah Road not far from Bjelke-Petersen Dam.
The Ridge will be holding two relaxed jazz afternoons on Saturday, October 5, and Sunday, October 6.
Legendary South Burnett saxophonist Tom McKenzie will be performing from 11:00am to 3:00pm on both days, and Moffatdale Ridge’s cellar door will be open between 10:00am and 4:00pm as well so that visitors can sample the full range of wines and liqueurs on offer.
Meanwhile, the Ridge’s adjoining balcony cafe will be open the same hours and debuting its new Spring menu.
Guests are welcome to order finger foods and/or lunch as they enjoy the music, or just grab a table and relax.
Moffatdale Ridge is a 260-acre property is owned by Jason and Sue Kinsella and was originally selected by Sue’s grandfather in 1909. Its vineyards were established in 1996.
The Ridge grows verdelho, semillon, cabernet, shiraz and merlot grapes in their 12 acre vineyards, along with experimental plantings of albarino and sangiovese.
They also produce shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and a semillon chardonnay from their grapes along with a botrytis semillon; a rose; a wide range of liqueurs; and white and dark ports.
The Ridge prides itself on being known as “Queensland’s friendliest winery” and its cellar door and restaurant are located inside a striking, Tuscan-inspired building which has become famous for its popular monthly Tuscan Feasts.
Moffatdale Ridge wines are also one of the three vineyards being featured in this year’s Sample The South Burnett and Cherbourg Dinner being held in Wondai on Friday, October 3.