Friday, June 28, 2013

Flurry of snow interest

On Tuesday 25th June 2013 light snow flurries were reported at Eukey, just 10 minutes from Stanthorpe.

A flurry of public and media interest followed:

Friday, June 7, 2013

Wine lovers gain knowledge

More than 30 wine lovers gathered at Mike Hayes' wine evaluation course to learn how to source, prepare and enjoy a top drop - and the best thing is, some of the finest wines are grown on a vine just down the road.

"The participants haven't realised the quality of wines on their back doorstep," Mr Hayes said.

"We've sampled some wines from the southern states and people were amazed at how the local wines stacked up."

[Read more at The Border Post]

Our winter wonderland

Snowflakes in Stanthorpe, a joint initiative of the Stanthorpe Chamber of Commerce, Granite Belt Wine and Tourism and the Southern Downs Regional Council, will have the town caked in white for the month of July.

The event will be launched on June 30 at Stanthorpe's first Markets in the Snow, created by Wilshire and Co Young Ambassador Taylah Wantling and Health and Daily Living Solutions Young Ambassador Miriam Spina.

A snow machine will be churning out snowflakes, turning the creek parklands, next to the Visitor Information Centre, into a winter wonderland.

[Read more at The Daily News]

Monday, June 3, 2013

Granite Belt: life by the seasons

Located high on the Great Dividing Range, and about 1000m above sea level, the Granite Belt experiences four distinct seasons, and a climate unlike anywhere else in Queensland.

During the cooler months, you'll need to pack a scarf and coat, as the terrior creates a climate which is, on average, about five degrees cooler than Brisbane.

It has even been known to snow in places.

[Read more at Queensland Country Life]