Fine wine event hits Ma­roochy

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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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIBUTED

SUNNY FUN: Barossa in Board­shorts with Joe Evans.

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