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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Queensland Wine Week: 1st-8th April 2013

This is not an official event, but rather a personal initiative I plan to undertake on the above dates. Simply put, for the specified period I plan to drink and blog about Queensland wines. Not a Queenslander by birth, but I do consider it my 'State of Origin' and do enjoy exploring its liquid outputs.

I'll be raiding the cellar, visiting some of Brisbane's fine independent retailers and possibly even using the Easter long weekend as a good excuse to get up to the Granite Belt. I'll be looking to showcase some of the great examples coming out of the state.

For those of you who might want to 'play' along, a quick scout of some of Brisbane's retailers has shown that most stock wines from the fair state. I shall update this as I find more, and feel free to leave a comment for any others you know of.

Grand Central Cellars
Witches Falls
Robert Channon   

Stewart's Wine Co.
Witches Falls
Golden Grove

Wine @ Era
Raven's Croft
Mason Wines

Wine Experience 
Robert Channon
Ravens croft
Pyramid's Road
Hidden Creek
Summit Estate

In addition to those Brisbane retailers listed above, there's the Clovely Estate City Cellar Door in Red Hill and those in the South Burnett of course have the Taste South Burnett outlet.

Would love to hear from anyone else who may be inspired to follow along at home.

Follow the action on twitter: and #QLDWineWeek


  1. Barambah wines can be found at the satellite cellar door at Thynne Road Deli Morningside as well as the Taste South Burnett outlet you mentioned.
    McQuires stores also stock some Queensland wines including Clovely and Sirromet.
    Sirromet have their winery and cellar door 40 minutes drive from Brisbane's CBD at Mt Cotton.

  2. Well, what started out as a purely personal undertaking has grown a little. Steve (aka @QWine) got on board and contacted some wineries about spreading this message, encouraging them to send some sample packs out to some bloggers in NSW, VIC and one in TAS.

    I also received one of these, and rather than just opting to open it myself and then blog about it, I approached Wine Experience in Rosalie about having them open there for customers to try. So, if you want to get involved, come along to Wine Experience on 4th April 6-8pm and there'll be some Queensland wines open for tasting.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. This post was written in 2013, Craft would have been open only 6 months at that point (and indeed, it should be noted that Harp's is an awesome supporter of Queensland wine).

      I don't think Malt even existed at this point, but it's certainly good to hear they are stocking some great Queensland wine.