"A World Apart" will be running at Mt Barney for the 6th year on the 26th and 27th of May. This is a great weekend to visit, and sample authentic local food, wine, art, and stroll through the unique gardens of 5 different properties within the Mt Barney Valley.
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A recent addition to the Garden Cottage is the new deck and firepit. It has great views straight down into Mt Barney creek. A great spot for a glass of wine, a lunchtime BBQ or sit around and enjoy the warmth of the firepit. ( bring some marshmallows! ). It has also proved to be a great spot for a wine tasting.
A recent visit to our vineyard by the team from "The Great South East" to film a promo for our up coming "A World Apart - the Hidden Tastes of Mt Barney" saw presenter Sophie Formica helping pick grapes and then stomping the grapes.
She then joined Jennifer in the kitchen to turn the grapes into jam.
Keep an eye out for the story that will air late April or early May.
Read our earlier Blog for more information on A World Apart.
On the weekend of May 21 and 22, five locations at Mt Barney, within the Scenic Rim, will open their doors to showcase some unique regional food during "A World Apart - the hidden tastes of Mt Barney". The FREE ticket is valid for both Saturday and Sunday and includes both wine and bush tucker tasting, an Alpaca farm tour and traditional Italian gelato.
Meet Ruby, our new 'entertainment director'.
We rescued Ruby, a red necked wallaby back in early September 2011 as a tiny pink hairless orphaned joey.
She now runs the house and thoroughly enjoys her home comforts as well as entertaining our guests at wine tastings.
Come and visit this weekend -13/14 November. The garden is looking fantastic after all the wonderful spring rain.
There will be wine tasting, barbeque lunch, morning and afternoon teas and Jennifer’s watercolour paintings on display.
Entry is $6 ( children under 18 free)
A lot of our guests say we live in paradise but a lot of hard work goes into making and maintaining a “paradise”. But this week we put aside 2 days to “live the dream”.
On Monday we walked up Lloyd’s Hills ( the hills next to our property) with friends Innes and Tracey from Mt. Barney Lodge and enjoyed lunch on the cliff tops. A great day of enjoying nature.
Then on Tuesday we ventured to Worendo B&B cottages and Rob and Sue Overell’s Wild Lime cooking school.
Our local tourism organisation, Scenic Rim Escapes, has called on all Scenic Rim Businesses and residents to join the challenge which will teach us how to reduce our carbon footprint. Everyone is encouraged to record their carbon footprint and then, through a series of workshops, learn how to reduce it – the person or business who records the biggest reduction will be named the Scenic Rim’s “Biggest Carbon Loser”. So we have registered and are now actively looking at ways to cut our energy consumption and generally lead a more ‘efficient’ lifestyle.
Grape news from Barney Creek Vineyard. Picking is over for another year with a terrific result for the Shiraz, Mouvedre and Grenache coming in at just over 1 1/2 tons ( our best yet). This will be making a rose this year as our stocks are really low.
We picked 1 ton of the best Petit Verdot although an uneven ripening meant as much again was left on the vines. This years Petit Verdot will go into a sparkling red.
Many thanks to friends and neighbours who helped pick this year including Alfie the Alpaca who came along with Desley and Pietro.