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Moffatdale will become the hub of the South Burnett Wine Region on October 26-27 for the inaugural Grape Escape wine and food weekend.

The main event on Saturday, October 26 will showcase an array of distinctive wines and produce from the South Burnett, bringing wineries from throughout the region together in the pretty village of Moffatdale, overlooking Lake Barambah.

Home to four Cellar Doors within a 5km radius, Moffatdale is set in the picturesque Barambah Valley. The Grape Escape will see at least two other wineries from the South Burnett combine with several Moffatdale tourism venues to provide an enticing trail of quality food, wine and music to be enjoyed during the two-day event.

Live music on Saturday will include Sunshine Coast duo The Dennis Sisters and local entertainers Guy Davis and Misfitz.The concept will involve all participating venues providing tasting plates (from $10), matched with a glass of wine (from $6). On Saturday a free shuttle bus will operate on a continuous loop between participating venues enabling festival-goers to taste a variety of food and wine offerings.

Visitors are encouraged to stay through to Sunday and enjoy relaxed wine tastings at each of the cellar doors, coupled with their usual fare featuring local produce as well as live music and fun activities to wind up the weekend.

South Burnett Wine Industry Association President, Jason Kinsella said the event aimed to highlight the region as a must-do wine tourism destination.

“Visitation to the South Burnett Wine Region is definitely on the increase, but we recognise the need for a combined festival to show locals and visitors what our wine region can offer. We have award winning wines and first class produce so it’s only natural to combine the two with a wine and food event.”

The name Grape Escape was a natural progression, encouraging people to escape to the South Burnett and experience fine-crafted wines, food and other attractions.

Participating venues:

  • Barambah Bush Caravan Park (hosting Vintner’s Secret Wines)
  • Barambah Cellars
  • Clovely Estate Wines
  • Hidden Gold (hosting Crane Wines)
  • Moffatdale Ridge Wine
  • Kingsley Grove – at Kingaroy cellar door – self-drive only (no shuttle bus)

Further event information: South Burnett Wine Facebook page