Get set for Wine & Food
BREAK out the umbrella, your folding chairs and your favourite sun dress because it's time for Wine and Food in the Park.
The 2017 event on Saturday is shaping up to be a big one with all of the our wineries bringing out their best vintage.
Bernie Cooper, from Crane Wines, will have something for everyone.
"We'll be taking our full range of wines because there's such a broad range of people,” Mr Cooper said.
"The thing were doing a little different is out Booie range of liqueurs.”
The liqueurs are mixed with some lemonade and ice and package package deal so folks can get a taste without imbibing too much.
"The best of our reds will be the 2013 reserve cabernet,” Mr Cooper said.
"It has a rich porty style of wine that goes well with meaty foods.
"In the white would be the Viognier, its a french grape with a crisp, peachy character.”
"Our sparkling cuvee is a nice light white with bubbles it has a hint of fruitiness and flavoured a little bit like green apple.”
Susan Mercer, from Clovery Estate, is reaching deep into her cellar to bring out something special.
"We have 2007 grenachem it's red wine with a lovely texture and medium body,” Ms Mercer said.
"It's been in the cellar for 10 years and at the perfect age for drinking.”
The Cloverly sparkling wines are set to be popular.
"Our sparkling rose was a huge success last year,” Ms Mercer said.
"We use a sangiovese grape for the rose, its the colour of Turkish delight and has the fragrance of sweet ripe strawberries and melon. On the palate there is a hint of cream and honey and just a touch of lemon zest for freshness.”
For the beer drinkers Tim Harris, from the Commercial Hotel, will serve a range micro-brews from the back of a combi van.
"I've got Ballistic Brewing and their pilot light table beer, Ballistic are Brisbane- based brewers,” he said.
"I'll also have a mismatch session ale from South Australia.
"A session ale is something you can drink more than one of, the flavour isn't extreme on ether end,” Mr Harris said.