October 25, 2019
A free hop-on, hop-off bus will chauffeur wine lovers to Moffatdale wineries between 10:00am and 4:00pm on Saturday for the inaugural Grape Escape.
People should make their way to one of the participating venues, then pick up the bus to travel the rest of the route, stopping off at various wineries along the way.
At each stop, guests can enjoy wine tastings, food, and live entertainment, with each winery adding its own special flair to the event.
Most venues will offer a $10 tasting plate on Saturday, serving small meals to allow people to eat their way around the South Burnett by sampling some of the region’s best foods and produce.
Participating wineries will continue the festivities into Sunday, encouraging visitors and residents to make a weekend of it and revisit some of their favourite spots from Saturday’s bus tour.
The participating venues are:
- Barambah Cellars at 167 Tipperary Road, Redgate
Home of Nuova Scuola, Lightning Tree and Hillsdale Estate wines
Saturday: $10 grazing plates, live music from The Dennis Sisters and wine tastings.
Sunday: Tasting plates at the cellar door, wine auctions, live music, bocce competition and giveaways.
- Moffatdale Ridge at 681 Barambah Road, Moffatdale
Phone: (07) 4168-4797
Saturday: $10 tasting plate featuring spicy Bundaberg prawn and lime tortilla, wine tastings, cocktails, pop up art gallery, 70s and 80s classics played live by Steve Peterson.
Sunday: Normal Sunday operations with live Italian music by Fortunato Isgro.
- Clovely Estate at Steinhardts Road, Moffatdale
Phone: (07) 3876-3100
Saturday: $10 plates with an option of natural oysters or a ploughman’s lunch, wine tastings, cocktails and live jazz music.
Sunday: Normal Sunday operations with cellar door tastings.
- Crane Wines at Hidden Gold Homestead, 55 Waterview Drive, Moffatdale
Phone: (07) 4168-4784
Saturday: $10 pizza plates showcasing local produce, Crane Wines pop-up cellar door with wine tastings and wine sales, live music. The kids will love visiting the resident farm animals!
Sunday: Normal Sunday trading, with the café serving breakfast (8:00am to 11:00am) and wood-fired pizzas for dinner (5:00pm to 8:00pm).
- Vintners Secret Wines at Barambah Bush Caravan Park, Barambah Road, Murgon
Phone: (07) 4168-1085
Saturday: Vintners Secret Wines pop-up cellar door with wine tastings and sales. Lions Club van selling bacon and egg rolls and steak sandwiches on Saturday only.
- Kingsley Grove Estate at 49 Stuart Valley Drive, Kingaroy
Note: This is self-drive only (ie not accessible by the hop-on, hop-off bus)
Saturday: $10 snack pizza plates, or set menu of wood-fired pizzas, salads and wine ice cream from $22 per adult and $12 per child. Bookings recommended. Live music from 11:00am to 3:00pm by MisFitz.
Sunday: Normal Sunday operations, with the restaurant serving wood-fired pizzas, salads, cheese platters, desserts and other treats. Open 11:00am to 3:00pm.