Fine wine event hits Maroochy
AS TEMPERATURES plunge in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, 20 artisan winemakers are dusting off their boardies and getting ready to head north to sunny Queensland.
A decade since the
Barossa in Boardshorts wine tasting series first kicked off in Brisbane, it’s back on the agenda, bigger and better than ever. Barossa in Boardshorts
will take place in four locations across southeast Queensland over four days in late July to offer wine lovers the chance to meet, chat, taste and buy boutique Barossa wines, many rarely seen outside of their cellar doors.
But instead of the stuffy feel of traditional wine tastings, this series will offer an altogether more laid-back and quintessentially Queensland vibe, boardies and all.
It will run for three hours and celebrate the outdoor, beachy, tropical feel of Queensland life, with funky music and a fun and irreverent approach to the wines themselves.
Tickets are $49 and will include unlimited tastings and food.
Event organiser Darren Davis isn’t a stranger to championing the smaller, lesser-known producers from the region.
“A few years ago we set up Brisbane’s first Barossa-themed venue, which introduced me to many of the exciting, boutique wineries that we do not usually get to experience here in Queensland – bringing them to a new and appreciative audience has been a pleasure and a privilege for me,” he said. Barossa in Boardshorts
will be at the Maroochy Surf Club on Sunday, July 29 from 1–4pm.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit ba ross a in board shorts. com.au.
SUNNY FUN: Barossa in Boardshorts with Joe Evans.