With a philosophy that is deeply rooted in celebrating Queensland’s South Burnett Region, Clovely Estate makes the most of the ideal local terroir to create its award-winning and innovate wines, local olives and cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil. The rolling hillsides of basalt over limestone are perfect for growing grapes and nurturing olives.
Owner Susan Mercer said the boutique olive oil was highly sought after by top restaurants in Brisbane and their range of boutique wine has been helping put the South Burnett wine region on the map. There are wines for everyday and wines for special occasions.
“We make a diverse range of varieties, all chosen because they flourish in the South Burnett,” Susan said. “We produce excellent Mediterranean wines, like barbera and tempranillo.”
“Our semillon has been a stand-out and wins many awards. Last year it won its section in Winestate Magazine and was rated the top semillon in Australia.”
With wine and food intrinsically linked, a Clovely Estate dinner in the vineyard is a foodie experience not to be missed. Look out for the winery’s special events on their website, in their newsletter and on social media.
If you want to stay locally, Clovely has a bed and breakfast cottage overlooking the vineyard. Individual wines, boxed wine and gift hampers are also available for purchase through their online store.
Stop in at Clovely Estate weekends and public holidays, 10am – 4pm, at Steinhardts Road, Moffatdale.