Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Meet the farmer at the Ekka

Monday 9 August was official Granite Belt day on the Taste of Queensland stage at the Brisbane Ekka. 

Five sessions showcased Granite Belt wine and food and provided a chance to meet some of the producers and identities from this diverse region.

And it wouldn't be the Ekka if you didn't get to meet a farmer, but the Granite Belt went one better in providing two farmers for the price of one.  David Sutton (left) was a prawn farmer before moving to Stanthorpe to become an apple grower.

While David shared samples of his range of juices and ciders produced under the Suttons label, host Alison Alexander whipped up a quick apple cake.  The day's programme included Vineyard Cafe chef David Black matching his culinary skill with regional produce, winemakers from Ballandean and Golden Grove Estates plus an overview of the spring Primavera events season by Granite Belt Wine & Tourism.