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Wineries in the Scenic Rim

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by Kevin Liepins (subscribe)
A lover of Brisbane, particularly the Moreton Bay region at Wynnum Manly and the beautiful Scenic Rim. A freelance writer always looking for the new and quirky in my own backyard.
Published October 8th 2013
Scenic Rim Wine Country
'Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow is another day' is an adapted saying that sums up perfectly a day or weekend trip to the wineries of the Scenic Rim.

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Normanby Wines


In less than an hour from Brisbane I was in the beautiful scenery of the Scenic Rim, sipping wine over the counter at Normanby Estates winery in Harrisville. Hosts Jenny and Mick greeted me warmly with a sampling of their award winning Verdelho.

There followed a smorgasbord of tasting ending with the rich flavours of peppers and clove in the Durif 2007 red. All was accompanied with a delightful cheese platter with olives and dried apricots.

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Normanby wines - from website


The tasting is housed in a cool courtyard away from the heat of the day. The setting is amidst the vineyards surrounding the winery where Jenny and Mick live and tend to their vines. They are full of knowledge and proudly showed their awards from their fine selection of wines.

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Kooroomba Vineyards


Closer to the delightful country town of Boonah Kooroomba Vineyards is perched high on a hill situated amidst a mix of vines and lavender. I passed over the wine tasting and enjoyed a light lunch with the magnificent views overlooking the Great Dividing Range.

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Great Dividing Range


En-route to Kooroomba is Bunjurgen Estate Winery along Brent Road just 20 minutes drive from Boonah. There I sat in owner David's cool room sampling his array of rose wines and his speciality port.

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Bunjurgen Estate winery


With his military background there is a distinct theme in the naming of the wines with the Colonel's collection. David brings a military precision to his wine cultivation rising at dawn each day to attend to the grapes and vines. He recounted the trials and triumphs of the area's wineries and is a great ambassador for the Scenic Rim Wine trails.

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Bunjurgen Estate Winery


The winery has an open fire barbeque area that attracts many car clubs and social clubs with the occasional wedding banquet.

The Scenic Rim Wine trails are a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life even just for a day.

There are plentiful accommodation options from the secluded beauty of Zengarra Country House near Lake Moogerah to the beautifully restored homestead of Wiss House at Kalbar.

Further information can be found at www.scenicrimtourism.com.au or call the Boonah Visitor Information Centre on (07) 5463 2233.
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I went to Kooroomba Vineyards a month a go and the people serving there are not friendly at all
by klait (score: 0|2) 1525 days ago
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