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Eat Local Week Scenic Rim Wineries

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by Amanda I (subscribe)
I'm a freelance travel writer living in Brisbane. Visit my blog at www.aussieglobetrotter.net.
Published June 20th 2018
Explore the Scenic Rim Wine Trail
Excite your palate with zesty tropical fruit flavours, boiled lollies, spices, caramel and cinnamon. Only one hour's drive from Brisbane, the Scenic Rim is home to a number of boutique wineries and some of Queensland's best produce. Eat Local Week was launched in 2011 and celebrates food, wine and farming. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and soak up the good old-fashioned country hospitality, tasty wine and entertaining yarns this winter.

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Vineyard


The best way to explore the region is by car. Here are four great wineries to add to your self-drive wine tasting itinerary:

1. Paradine Estate Wines

Oozing ambience, this cellar door has been lovingly restored with timber and tin. Located in the sleepy village of Harrisville, Paradine Estate Wines offers country-style hospitality.

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Cellar Door


Six wines were available for tasting including their award-winning Cabernet, Mourvedre and Durif wines.

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Wines


Fruit relishes, jams, chocolates and a variety of other souvenirs are also available for purchase

If you fancy an afternoon of wine and pizza, head to Paradine Estate Winery on 1 July. Wander the vineyards, enjoy Paradine red wine and unlimited pizza for $30 per adult, $20 per child between 12-17 years and $10 per child aged 5-11 years. Bookings are required.

Tasting cost: No charge
Address: 38 North Street, Harrisville, Qld 4307

2. Bunjurgen Estate

Located in the heart of the Scenic Rim with picturesque views of the mountains, Bunjurgen Estate is another great winery to visit. Guests are invited to taste five offerings including the 2015 Chambourcin Rose, a light red wine; Verjuice a non-alcoholic juice made from Shiraz grapes with high acidity and subtle sweetness and the refreshing, sparkling version (with chilled sparkling mineral water).

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Bunjurgen Estate


Guests are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the mountain views.

Tasting cost: No charge
Address: Intersection of Bunjurgen, F.M.Bell and Brent Roads, Bunjurgen, Qld 4310

3. Ironbark Ridge Vineyard

Ironbark Ridge Vineyard is located in Purga, only 40 minutes from Brisbane. The historic tasting room, built in the early 1900's boasts magnificent views of the countryside and is an ideal setting to savour the vineyard's award-winning wines.

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Awards


The vineyard grows nine varieties of grapes, with the first vines planted in 1984. Five wines were available for tasting, including the 2009 Dolcetto, which won first place at the 2016 Boonah Show; the 2014 Shiraz, a rich wine full of spice; and the sweet Fortified Shiraz. In addition to the Ironbark Ridge labels, we were introduced to the second label, Nelson's Ridge, available in Light Red, Classic Red and Pearl.

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Wines


All grapes are handpicked and if you have ever dreamt of experiencing grape picking, add your name onto the list located by the entrance.

Tasting cost: $3
Address: 478 Middle Road, Purga, Qld 4306

4. Barney Creek Vineyard and Cottages

Visit Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages on 30 June between 10 am 4pm for a free wine tasting. Taste six wines and fortitude wine. Wine will be available for purchase.



Tasting cost: Free
Address: 198 Seidenspinner Rd Mt Barney, Qld
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