Bellbird Vineyards are located 14 km
south-east of Kingaroy in the beautiful
Coolabunia uplands that encircle the southern part of the town (Coolabunia's
rich red soils and cool climate provide a perfect environment for grape growing).
The vineyards were established by Kevin
and Nina Temperton
Bellbird Vineyards is a boutique wine producer and their 20 acre vineyard is planted
with shiraz, cabernet-sauvignon, verdelho and merlot vines.
Bellbird's wines are crafted by several South Burnett winemakers and are available
for sale at the Taste South Burnett cellar door at
67 William Street in Kingaroy; at the annual Wine & Food In The Park Festival
held in Kingaroy on the second Saturday of March each year; or by mail order
direct from their Bellbird Vineyards website.
Bellbird currently produce a delightful rose, a cabernet-sauvignon and a
verdelho under the own brand; and a Coolabunia Verdelho in conjunction with
Nanango's Arabesque Winery.
Because Bellbird Vineyards doesn't have an on-site cellar door the property can't
accept bus tours. But they're happy to conduct off-site tastings at art gallery
openings, markets, festivals and similar events if they're given sufficient time to arrange
the necessary licensing.
Bellbird Vineyards also host a popular annual Pickers Luncheon during the harvest
season in late January and February where volunteers who help bring in the harvest
are treated to a great lunch; terrific wines; and a lot of fun. If you're interested in
taking part in one of these lunches, simply email Bellbird Vineyards about it.