The tastebuds of the Darling Downs, South Burnett and Brisbane are beginning to tingle as South Bank once again prepares to host its signature culinary event, Regional Flavours. Held over 19-20 July, Brisbane’s scenic parklands are bracing themselves for one of the biggest events of the year.
Celebrating Queensland’s culinary delights, Regional Flavours showcases the finest produce the state has to offer, with well-being and sensory fulfilment being delivered in by some of Australia’s most talented industry professionals.
Juliane Ferguson, host of the renowned tour offered by Granite Ridge, said that they have endeavoured for near a decade to feature their vintage at all of South Bank’s trademark one day events. “We have a very broad range of wines, and have won trophies for both white and red wines,” Juliane said. “It will be exciting to be able to be involved again this year. We are looking forward to the sheer diversity of products being showcased from regional Queensland.” Along with the likes of Ballandean Estate Wines and Golden Grove Estate, this year is proving to be a wine connoisseurs dream.
However, wine is not the only jewel in the crown of Regional Flavours this year. All good things come in pairs and this year, the perfect pairing for a vintage; will be some of the fantastic fromage from Kingaroy Cheese. Having won more than 30 awards for their signature white cheeses, Kingaroy Cheese certainly has reason to boast the quality of its product at this year’s festival.
To top it all off, the resident chocolatiers of the region, such as Mayfield Chocolates, the Noosa Chocolate Factory and Brisbane based producer, The Dark Chocolatier, are coming out in force, bringing with them their delectable range of chocolate treats.
Needless to say, this year’s Regional Flavours is promising big things for the food and wine lovers of the region. With eager tastebuds and an appreciation for the quality Queensland producers, this year may well be Regional Flavour’s biggest year yet.
Words by Harriet Hall and Dominic Dawes | Images via Regional Flavours website