Southern Downs and Granite Belt wineries and food producers will showcase the region as a flavour destination to more than 80,000 people at the annual Regional Flavours Festival this month. Australia’s largest free food and wine event is held in Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands from 20 and 21 July 2019.

Southern Downs Regional Council (SDRC) is proud to be a regional partner of the event this year, and will be 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 are attending.

SDRC has secured renowned celebrity foodie Magdalena Roze to create a locally-inspired dish featuring Stanthorpe Cheese at the Queensland Taste stage on Sunday 21 July between 1.15pm and 1.45pm. In her Everybody Say Cheese demonstration, Magdalena will be joined onstage by food and wine expert Drew Simpson, from Stanthorpe’s Queensland College of Wine Tourism, who will pair the dish with local wines.

Councillor for Economic Development, Regional Promotion and Tourism Rod Kelly said, ”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 is 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.”

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