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||The South Burnett's wine and food web
about why this site exists
The South Burnett is one
of the most rapidly expanding rural regions in Queensland. In a little less
than 7 years it's become the largest wine producing area of the state
(as well as the most northerly wine producing area in Australia). It's also
home to many new high-quality niche food industries.
fresh cheeses and dairy
organic dried fruits
organic poultry and
stonefruits (amongst many
Nearly all the region's emerging
food industries have been actively encouraged and assisted by Queensland's
Department of Primary
Industries and by a raft of vibrant local industry associations.
Since most of the South Burnett
is less than 2 to 3 hours drive from Brisbane and within easy reach
of most other parts of South-East Queensland, this site was established in
October 2002 with a grant from the Department of Primary Industries to help
raise awareness of what the South Burnett has to offer food and wine connoisseurs
- whether their interest is commercial (such as sourcing new suppliers) or
The version of the site you're
currently viewing is Phase 2 of a multi-phase project. So do be certain
to bookmark us and check back in future for exciting additions to this
This web site was officially
launched by Queensland Minister for Primary Industries and Rural Communities
Henry Palaszczuk at the Shakin' Grape Wine Festival held at the Barambah
Ridge Winery in Redgate on Saturday 19th October 2002.
Many, many people have had
a role to play in this web site's creation. They include:
Current and former staff of the
Kingaroy branch of the
Department of Primary
The South Burnett Regional
Cuisine Group - a specialised subcommittee of the South Burnett Tourism
Association that includes:
Jason Ford and the Hospitality
Team from the Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE in Kingaroy
The South Burnett photographers
who've generously allowed their works to be used on this site:
South Burnett Tourism Association
The South Burnett Wine
South Burnett Local Government
Association (which represents the Shires of Nanango, Rosalie, Kingaroy,
Wondai, Murgon, Cherbourg and Kilkivan), and
Every attempt has been made
to ensure that this web site is as accurate and up-to-date
as possible. We recognise that you'll probably rely on it to make contact
with the businesses and organisations we list; or to plan a trip to visit
the South Burnett in person - and we appreciate the trust you place in us
to advise you correctly.
All the same, all web sites
(including ours) are only a reflection of real life. So there'll be occasions
from time to time when some of the data we display is not 100% accurate
- usually because someone has neglected to advise us of a change in their
product lines, contact details, particular circumstances or similar things.
This being so, we can't accept any responsibility for such errors and anything
that may result from them.
All the same, if you do
discover any such an inaccuracy, we'd greatly appreciate it if you'd
tell us - either by phoning (07) 4162-3899 or
via email. We promise
we will correct any error as quickly as possible.
Finally, please be aware
that all materials on this site are subject to copyright law and are ©
2002-2003 to South Burnett Online (or where materials have been used with
permission, to the owners of those materials).
Above: The South Burnett
is home to two of
Lake Boondooma and the Bjelke-Petersen Dam.
Both have abundant
stocks of fish and are
enormously popular with
tourists and locals alike.
has been created with
invaluable assistance from the