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Celebrate the Food and Wine the Lockyer Valley has to Offer
Spicers Hidden Vale is a luxury retreat, set on 12,000 acres of active farmland, an hour west of Brisbane. Spicers pride themselves on growing produce onsite and sourcing local ingredients to use in their award-winning restaurant.
During the Flavours of Summer Gourmet Festival, you can indulge in locally grown produce direct from the Lockyer Valley.
The festival has something for everyone. Learn how to make sourdough and cocktails or how to pair champagne and cheese in a masterclass, test drive a Range Rover, or go on an adventure walk before trying one of Homage's home-made ice creams.
You could also take a market garden tour before enjoying a three-course meal in Homage Restaurant. Finish your evening off under the stars at the moonlight cinema.
Either grab a day pass and join in the festivities, which include access to the activities plus a three-course meal, or book a luxury accommodation package that includes breakfast and access to the festival.