Scenic Rim and Gold Coast at Southbank Markets

This week’s Wine and Growers Market at Southbank on Sunday features growers from the Scenic Rim and Gold Coast, an area new to Brisbane markets.

There’ll be lots of wineries including Warrego Wines, Normanby Wines, Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery and Barney Creek Vineyard plus some interesting producers. I’ll be lining up to taste-

  • Malleea Cheese manufactured by 23 year old Nigel Jackson on his family farm, on the northern tip of the Gold Coast. Nigel’s dad milks the cows (which graze on pastures on the Albert River), and Nigel uses this milk to produce fresh, preservative and gluten free cheese which is also made without annatto and with non-animal rennet. Nigel and his mother also sell Malleea Cheese at the Rocklea, Bundall, Canungra and Ipswich Farmers Markets.
  • Bee Happy Honey which won two first place awards at the 2008 Royal Queensland Show. The honey is processed traditionally onsite at Boonah Fruit Supply. No additives or preservatives are used, and the honey is not heat treated or blended.
  • Warrago Wines, producer of Queensland's only certified organic wines, is located near the historic township of Marburg, in The Scenic Rim. They do lunch seven days per week and are only 45 minutes west of the Brisbane CBD along the highway leading to Toowoomba.