Enjoy A Long, Lazy BBQ Lunch

Crane Winery's winemaker Bernie Cooper  runs the Big Booie BBQ  every October long weekend
Crane Winery’s winemaker Bernie Cooper runs the Big Booie BBQ every October long weekend
Some people say the long, lazy lunch died in the 1990s. And that may be true. But only in the cities.

In the South Burnett, the great Aussie tradition of a long, lazy lunch proudly lives on!

And during the South Burnett-Cherbourg On Show long weekend, if your idea of a relaxing time is having a long lazy lunch with friends (and zero washing up afterwards!) you can relive the dream.

On Saturday, September 30 Cranes Winery at Booie (9km north-east of Kingaroy) will be serving up platters and wines between 10:00am and 4:00pm, with a local musician performing from noon to 2:00pm to provide extra fun.

And on Sunday, October 1, Cranes will be hosting the ultimate in relaxed long weekend barbecues.

Between 10:00am and 4:00pm, winemaker Bernie Cooper will be firing up their barbies for the annual Big Booie BBQ, cooking up great eye fillet steak sandwiches served with hand-made condiments, while guests lean back and take in the winery’s sweeping views across the rich red and black soil farmlands east of Kingaroy.

A musician will be back again, and Crane’s great mixed platters will be available too if you prefer a non-barbecue option.

Margaritas and soft drinks will also be available for those who prefer non-wine options – and admission on both days is completely free (though no BYO food or drinks are allowed).

A few years ago Cranes added a large, all-weather extension to their cellar door, so their long weekend lunches will run rain or shine.

But if it’s sunny and you’d like to picnic on the lawns, you’re very welcome to do so providing you bring along your own blankets or chairs, hats or umbrellas.

Why? Because the winery’s own chairs, tables and under-cover seating will likely be full.

And if you want to stay on-site or nearby after the party winds down, you can either book a stay in the winery’s on-site B&B or at Deshon’s Retreat (located next door to the winery) if Cranes is full.

  • Find out more about Deshon’s Retreat (located next door to Cranes Winery) by clicking here
Crane Winery's Big Booie BBQ is always popular; this year it will run on Saturday and Sunday, September 30-October 1
Crane Winery’s Big Booie BBQ is always popular; this year it will run on Saturday and Sunday, September 30-October 1