After an easy 2 and a half hour drive from Brisbane you’ll find yourself in the South Burnett district. Read food and wine! All of the wine!
For this trip we opted to focus on Moffatdale, spending 2 nights at the Clovely Estate Cottage.
The Clovely Estate Cottage is conveniently located at the Clovely cellar door. This gives you the freedom of having the entire property to yourself when the cellar door closes. For me this meant photo opportunities aplenty!
Clovely Estate is a 100 year old farm house boasting 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 people, an authentic kitchen and multiple bathrooms. The furnishings throughout are welcoming, comfortable and have a lovely country theme. It is definitely a rabbit Warren inside, half the fun is in not knowing which room is behind each door.
All of this combined makes the cottage ideal for groups of friends, couples and families.
We received a breakfast basket and welcome pack on arrival including bread, butter, milk, wine and other necessities. It’s a good idea to stop at a supermarket on the way for extra supplies.
Grab a bottle of wine, sit on the verandah, relax and watch the sunset.
For those times you don’t want to cook and are looking for a change from all of that delicious wine, head down to Dusty Hill Winery and Pendergast’s Irish Tavern.
Pendergast’s is a sprawling property with a lake, delightful food, gardens and some noisy resident geese making it the perfect spot to spend a couple of hours.
Other great wineries to visit in the area include Moffatdale Ridge and Bridgeman Downs Cellars.
Most cellar doors in this region are only open over weekends so plan your visit accordingly.
You’ll need to contact Clovely Estate directly for bookings at the cottage and be sure to get in quickly as dates sell out fast.