PURE INDULGENCE IS EVERYWHERE
While many of the region’s apples are sold to supermarkets, Sutton’s Juice Factory, Cidery and Distillery turns the fruit into a huge range of products, all sold at Applethorpe.
Try some of their juices or cider and a slice of their famous apple pie, served with a scoop of spiced apple cider ice cream.
David Sutton (left) and wife Roslyn have been running the business for 24 years. They grow 30 apple varieties and produce 100,000 litres of apple juice and 10,000 litres of cider a year.
For the beer lovers, the Granite Belt Brewery is not to be missed. Try the brewers platter which features emu skewers, spiced pulled buffalo and venison pastrami along with dessert, each paired with a beer to complement the dishes’ flavours.
If you’re after something decadent between hiking through Girraween National Park and visiting the vineyards, Heavenly Chocolate in Wyberba is full of sweet treats in an equally delightful setting.
A stone’s throw from Girraween’s walking tracks, Heavenly Chocolate’s name is pretty self-explanatory. Glenys and Anthony Bamberry were looking for something entirely different when they stumbled on the business about 18 months ago, but they took the plunge and haven’t looked back.
“We fell in love with the town on the first day, then we came out to this place and we just knew,” Mr Bamberry said.
They’ve returned the shop to its former glory, once more making chocolates on site so their customers can enjoy a sweet taste of the Granite Belt. There’s also a huge range of hot chocolate flavours.