Thursday, April 22, 2010

David Dines with Goliath

The University of Queensland chose hand-crafted wines from a boutique Stanthorpe producer to celebrate its 100th birthday.

In choosing wine from Twisted Gum Wines, the grand old dame of higher education in the sunshine state appears to have recognised that good wines, like a good education, combine technical excellence with a passion to perform.

The Granite Belt winery was asked to supply their 2009 Chardonnay and 2008 Shiraz/ Cabernet Sauvignon.  The wines were served at a special lunch on 16th April as part of the University's Centenary Celebrations.  More than 300 guests joined the Vice Chancellor and the Governor of Queensland for the occasion.

The Granite Belt winery owners Tim and Michelle Coelli said the inclusion of their wines "provides an excellent example of how the quality of Queensland wines is now widely accepted."  The wines can also be found in Brisbane restaurants Cha Cha Char and Hillstone and in Toowoomba at Veraison and The Downs Club.