Moffatdale Ridge Wines is located 10 km south-east
of Murgon on the
Murgon-Barambah road. The 260-acre property is owned by Jason
and Sue Kinsella
and it was originally selected by Sue's grandfather
in 1909. Its vineyards were established in 1996.
Moffatdale Ridge grow verdelho, semillion, cabernet, shiraz and merlot grapes in
their 12 acre vineyards, along with experimental plantings of albarino
and sangiovese which have yet to bear fruit.
They also produce shiraz, cabernet-sauvignon and a semillion chardonnay from
their grapes along with a botrytis semillon; a rose; strawberry and melon
liquers; and white and dark ports.
Their wines have won a number of awards in recent years including the Australian
Small Winemakers Show and the Queensland Wine Awards.
Mofftdale Ridge's cellar door and restaurant is a striking, Tuscan-inspired building
and it's open every day from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The cellar
door hosts a very popular Tuscan Feast lunch on the last Sunday
of each month - early bookings are advisable! - and the restaurant's everyday
menu offers entrees, mains, desserts, platters and a special menu for children.
Bus groups are also welcome by appointment and there's plenty of free
parking in the grounds.