September 30, 2020
The South Burnett’s largest winery – Clovely Estate at Moffatdale – has been named as Queensland’s 12th #eatqld Champion.
Agricultural Industry Development Minister Mark Furner said Clovely Estate had been chosen for its commitment to showcasing the flavours of the South Burnett, and the company’s imagination and determination to grow its business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“For more than 20 years, Clovely Estate has produced a range of red, white and sparkling wines that have become some of Queensland’s most-awarded wines,” Mr Furner said.
“And recently, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Clovely launched Forage Pantry Provisions at their city cellar door in Red Hill, Brisbane, to support local growers, producers and suppliers.
“I congratulate Clovely Estate’s owners Susan Mercer and Brett Heading, general manager Aaron Stephan, chief winemaker Nick Pesudovs and all their staff whose fine products and sense of community make them a terrific choice as our 12th #eatqld Champion.”
Mr Furner said every part of the economy had been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic but agriculture was playing a key role in the State Government’s $8 billion economic recovery plan.
Aaron Stephan said being named a #eatqld Champion provided an opportunity to showcase the South Burnett’s fresh produce.
“We celebrate the South Burnett and the best of local fare in everything we do,” he said.
“Clovely Estate is a place where we love to be.
“Being named as a #eatqld Champion endorses our vision to unite with other producers and partners to promote the joy of unique local fare produced with passion.”
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