Two days of ‘lazy grazing’ across cellar doors sure makes a tempting proposition and that’s what was delivered by ten award-winning Granite Belt wineries at Grazing the Granite Belt 2019. Last weekend Ballandean Estate hosted hundreds of Grazers at our cellar door!
What’s to love about Grazing the Granite Belt?
Timed at the end of grape harvest season, this showcase is a celebration of vintage 2019, where visitors are hosted by the winemakers and food artisans of Queensland’s premier wine region.
This sold out May 18–19 weekend event had punters enjoying two days of lazy grazing across 10 cellar doors, imbibing award-winning wines and sampling dozens of gourmet food dishes. An event ticket for just $125 entitled the holder to redeem receive ample food and wine vouchers to be redeemed across the wineries, for a full day of wine, cider and artisan meal with the Winemakers Ticket and unlimited use of the hop-on hop-off bus on Saturday.
Wine lovers quickly snapped up tickets for this phenomenal foodie event, so keep an eye out for future Grazing the Granite Belt announcements!
What wineries get involved?
The 10 participating venues for 2019 were: Ballandean Estate Wines, Balancing Rock Wines, Casley Mount Hutton Vineyard and Winery, Twisted
Gum Wines. Whiskey Gully Wines, Pyramids Road Wines, Hidden Creek Winery Cafe Vineyard, Robert Channon Wines, Jester Hill Wines and Varias Restaurant at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism.
Breakfast with the winemakers
Our grazing visitors really love being able to talk to the winemakers the next day, as they sit around telling their wine stories.
It’s a really relaxed part of the weekend, where you’ll see a few winemakers on the BBQs, others sharing a few stories with visitors and we can usually count on John Arlidge from Whiskey Gully Wines bringing along his guitar to create some spontaneous musical atmosphere.
It’s really pretty down by the creekside and the breakfast part of the event, which actually began as a bit of an afterthought, has become a most cherished tradition that our visitors and our winemakers equally enjoy.
Leeanne Puglisi-Gangemi, event organiser