Granite Belt, Queensland (PRWEB) October 29, 2012
Southern Queensland’s Granite Belt Wine Country has a year-round love affair with good food and wine, but it’s not until the springtime Primavera festival is held from 1 September to 30 November that the passion really flows.
Primavera (Italian for ‘spring’) has been celebrated by locals with a European ancestry for generations. Today, the Primavera on the Granite Belt festival is an open invitation to all who love fine gourmet food, culture and award-winning wines. It’s 91 days of true indulgence.
Take the drive to Stanthorpe with family or friends and join the locals for this flavour-filled season of renewal. It’s a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the region’s delectable menu of spring events, and discover stories from the winemakers, providores and artisans who play such an integral role in the Primavera season.
The festival offers a diverse array of over 50 cultural and gastronomic events. A celebration not to be missed is 40 Cellar Doors, where more than 55 vineyards and 40 boutique cellar doors come together. Visitors can chat with winemakers and sample award-winning Verdelhos, Cabernets, Merlots, Pinot Gris or Chardonnays, as well as all the new wine vintage releases.
Primavera has a lot to entice foodies too. The region’s multicultural history is celebrated with traditional Italian dinners, German fests and Spanish tapas, while local food artisans create mouth-watering menus from the freshest local produce.
For arts and crafts lovers, there are several regular markets that will more than satisfy. The Market in the Mountains showcases homemade delights, fresh local produce, handcrafts and unique gifts every second and fourth Sunday at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre. On the first Sunday of each month, fine local art and produce can be purchased at the Border Railways Markets at Wallangara Railway Station. Art on Amiens is an art trail worth exploring, with the Granite Belt’s finest contemporary artists on display at galleries, wineries and eateries throughout Amiens.
If good food, wine and art are your passion, then the Primavera on the Granite Belt festival from 1 September to 30 November is definitely for you.
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