Felicity Aitken at work promoting the Kingsley Grove Estate winery
Felicity Aitken at work promoting the Kingsley Grove Estate winery Felicity Aitken

A food and wine market trail to come to the Burnett

RAUKAWA Cottage is holding their first Moffatdale Boutique Market on Saturday morning, December 1.

Co-hosted by the Kingsley Grove Estate, Raukawa Cottage owner Felicity Aitken is very excited for the event.

"I actually live right on the tourist trail in Moffatdale, so I'm just surrounded by vineyards. It's a walk from Dusty Hill and it goes straight to Moffatdale. I thought, wow, imagine if we could bring all the wineries together,” she said.

Anticipated to be a food and wine lover's paradise, with over 15 stalls organised, there will be many local products to enjoy on the day.

"People who are really community focused and people who love the South Burnett are bringing forward hand-made items,” Ms Aitken said.

"I have local honey, and because I'm from New Zealand, I'm also selling individual Hangis. There's sourdough bread stalls, there's woodwork and candles. Everything you could possibly want on the occasion.”

Ms Aitken is thankful to the Police Citizens Youth Club for helping prepare for the event.

"PCYC are sponsoring us and letting us borrow some chairs and tables. We'll have about 20 tables and chairs everywhere, which lets people come and buy a bottle of wine, sourdough bread, cheese or port kabana and take a seat to relax, overlooking the view,” she said.

"I really wanted to provide an area to showcase the local country market and provide a great representation of the South Burnett.”

Ms Aitken plans to make these markets a reoccurring event.

"I'm thinking about holding it every three months. I've spoken to the council to see if this is something that's feasible before I organised it, and they thought it was a great idea,” she said.

"We all want people to see what the different wineries have to offer, because they all have their own different cultures and characters. It's really important to see what these tourist spaces are all about.”

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