Producers vine together to open new cellar door
THREE small wine producers have teamed up to create the newest cellar door in the South Burnett.
Barambah Cellars manager Sarah Boyce said they were teaming up so they could all offer their wines in a nice environment.
"We're all small producers and haven't had enough wine to each set up our own cellar doors in the region," she said.
Barambah Cellars will officially open on Saturday from 10.30am to give wine lovers a chance to join in the celebrations with live music and free nibbles with every glass of wine.
Ms Boyce is also the winemaker for Nuova Scuola alongside her husband Stefano Radici.
Since moving to the South Burnett five years ago, they have met their co-Barambah Cellar wine producers who own wine labels Lightning Tree and Hillsdale Estates.
"We all make our own wine individually, but we're also assisting each other," she said.
"It's a good way to operate, the wine business can be quite expensive, so we're all sort of pitching in together."
Ms Boyce said her philosophy was the more wineries in the region, the better.
Nuova Scuola Wines focuses on alternative varieties to the traditional Australian wines.
"It's all the ones you can't pronounce, there's so much to offer and ones that grow really well in this area," Ms Boyce said.
They offer Italian wines like Barbera, Nebbiolo and Sangiovese because of Mr Radici's Italian heritage and knowledge of their wines.
But they also offer Spanish wines like Tempranillo, Southern French varieties and Mediterranean wines.
"A lighter body style, a more savoury note, it's a little more complexity rather than the usual very ripe and fruity reds that are massive in Australia," Ms Boyce said.
"We just wanted to offer something that's a little bit different so we've got a light to medium style, a bit of sparkling, a bit of the savoury qualities."
Barambah Cellars will utilise South Burnett producers and will initially offer a variety of gourmet share platters of salami, cheeses and olives.
"We'd still like to stick with the philosophy of sitting down with a glass of wine and sharing plates of food," Ms Boyce said.
"Enjoying the food that really goes well with wine."
The official opening celebrations for the cellar will run from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday April 6.
Barambah Cellars is located at 167 Tipperary Rd, Moffatdale and will be open from 10.30am to 4.30pm Thursday to Sunday.