Tuesday, August 11, 2009

No Vacancy? No Problem!

One way to avoid drinking and driving in a wine region is to bring your home with you. Visiting a winery and looking at a motor home is the somewhat novel idea of Mountview Wines. The family-owned winery just south of Stanthorpe is hosting a weekend expo in association with Motorhome Conversion Co. And if the idea of owning a traditional motor home doesn’t appeal to you, the Brisbane based company has a great reputation for converting buses and vans into your personal home on wheels.

The September exhibition (19th and 20th) also includes a range of Granite Belt produce from Glen Aplin’s Nature’s Glen, producers of locally procured honey and jams. They are apparently Queensland’s first saffron grower.

The McGrath family will make you welcome to Mountview with a free sausage sizzle, use of their community pizza oven and picnic grounds. Also on offer will be their 2008 Bloody Good Red which will be available by the glass. Plan a weekend trip to Stanthorpe in September and who knows, you may end up investing in a trip of a lifetime!

Visit the Granite Belt event pages to find out more.