Region on show at Regional Flavours

The Southern Downs and Granite Belt was showcased as a flavour destination to more than 80,000 people at the annual Regional Flavours, Australia’s largest free food and wine event held in Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands from 20-21 July 2019.

Southern Downs Regional Council was proud to be a regional partner of the event this year, promoting the local region with a destination marketing stall, as well as supporting the ten wineries and four food producers from the Southern Downs and Granite Belt who attended.

Renowned celebrity foodie Magdalena Roze created a locally inspired dish featuring Stanthorpe Cheese at the Queensland Taste stage. In her “Everybody Say Cheese” demonstration, Magdalena was joined onstage by food and wine expert Drew Simpson from Stanthorpe’s Queensland College of Wine Tourism who paired the dish with local wines.

Councillor for Economic Development, Regional Promotion and Tourism Rod Kelly said he was excited to attend Regional Flavours and is proud of the region’s wine and produce offerings that were on display.

“We’re delighted to have partnered with Brisbane Marketing on this key event, which saw the Southern Downs and Granite Belt region with one of the largest representations of producers at Regional Flavours,” said Cr Kelly.

“We all know the Southern Downs and Granite Belt is Queensland’s premier wine region and is home to a sensational abundance of produce, so it’s great we can show this off to food and wine lovers in Brisbane.

“Ultimately, this event was about raising awareness of our region in one of our key markets, as well as driving sales and attracting new customers for the participating businesses.

“Our attendance at Regional Flavours builds on the work our Economic Development and Tourism Department delivers through destination marketing, visitor information centre operations and business support.

The following local businesses were on show as stallholders during Regional Flavours:

  • Ballandean Estate Wines
  • Casley Mount Hutton Winery
  • Granite Ridge Wines
  • Hidden Creek Winery
  • Just Red Wines
  • Pyramids Road Wines
  • Twisted Gum Wines
  • Robert Channon Wines
  • Symphony Hill Wines
  • Ridgemill Estate
  • Barambah Organics Dairy
  • Lirah Vinegar
  • Truffle Discovery Centre
  • Vivienne’s Cottage Spice Shop