Places like Flaxton Barn are what I would refer to as a 'Licorice-Allsorts' sort of shop - you know the outlets that have everything except the kitchen sink? Well, Flaxton Barn is a true treasure trove of anything and everything you can think of, whether it's antiques, vintage, collectables or even present-day - a fun place to wander and browse and admire what's on offer and perhaps to buy a gift or two.
Great place to buy some gifts - Image: Elaine de Wet
Positioned on the scenic Blackall Range Mountain Drive between Montville and Mapleton this quirky-looking place also has a cafe, the Verandah Cafe, with home-baked delicacies like scrumptious buttermilk scones to homemade Chunky Beef Pie, with everything on the Menu freshly made in-house. Premium Harvest Natural Bean Coffee is their coffee of choice, a multi-award winning Sunshine Coast coffee brand with a variety of blends and boutique origins to delight any coffee lover. A great stop for coffee and cake or a gourmet luncheon platter, whilst sitting outdoors and enjoying the rural surrounds.
In addition to the Cafe and Gift Shop, Flaxton Barn also offer wine-tastings - from a range of highly awarded handcrafted wines - the product of Settlers Rise Vineyard and Winery, who have been producing wines in Queensland for over twelve years. Settlers Rise don't have a cellar door for the public to access and are not sold in retail bottle shops. The general public can purchase bottles online or enjoy a wine-tasting in places like Flaxton Barn.