Below you will find a list of the drink exhibitors at this years festival. This page is updated regularly so check back for more updates.
Baker Moller Moran Tailored Bar Services
At Baker Moller Moran Tailored bar services, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide exceptional quality and delicious cocktails. Discover all the secrets to our expertly handcrafted cocktails and learn about the premium spirits and fresh ingredients we use to make them.
Baker Mollar Moran Tailored Bar Services will be demonstrating how to make four of their most popular cocktails on the Festival Stage on Friday 15 September between 5pm and 8pm. Patrons who have purchased a Cocktail Passport will have the opportunity to collect one of each of these cocktails during the evening at their pop-up bar. Their pop up bar will also be open on Saturday 16 September from 5pm until late serving cocktails – so if you can’t sip all four in one night, come back Saturday to finish the job! (no demonstrations on Saturday night). Book tickets today.
“Dan Murphy’s was founded not only to enable you to obtain your liquor more cheaply but also to help you enjoy life in an atmosphere mainly concerned with wine: to instruct, to advise and to co-operate with you in anyway you wish.” Dan Murphy, September 1858.
In 1952 a bright young man by the name of Daniel Francis Murphy was working in a liquor store owned and run by his father Timothy Murphy. Dan looked around one day and decided: I can run this better than my father.
So he did, setting up a store only a few hundred metres away.
Dan immediately began doing things differently. He bought in bulk and sourced many of his wines directly from overseas. He wrote stories and reviews about his wines, he held social functions and started a wine club. Dan Murphy’s retail concept was simple: offer the most extensive range at the lowest prices possible; add a passionate enthusiasm for what you sell; and you’ve got an unbeatable offer.
That’s the Dan Murphy tradition that continues today in over 200 stores around Australia.
If you have never been to a Dan Murphy’s store, you are in for a rewarding experience. Simply, you will find the largest liquor range in Australia. Over 4000 different wines, local, imported, old and rare… we cater for all tastes. We also have more varieties of craft and imported beers and spirits than most bottle shops. And to top it all off we offer Australia’s Lowest Liquor Price guarantee.
De Bortoli Wines
The De Bortoli family story is one of determination and triumph that started nearly 90 years ago in war-torn Europe and is now told, generations later, across Australia.
Starting with Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli, our history encompasses the universal story of immigrants making good in an adopted land through hard work, innovation and the support of family and friends.
From humble beginnings making small amounts of dry table wine, mostly for fellow European immigrants, De Bortoli Wines expanded and consolidated under the direction of Vittorio and Giuseppina’s energetic son Deen and his wife Emeri. Their four children – Darren, Leanne, Kevin and Victor – joined the family business and developed De Bortoli’s reputation for premium wine, firstly through iconic dessert wine Noble One and then via the success of the cool climate wines produced at the family’s Yarra Valley Estate.
Today, as a fourth generation contemplates entering the family business, De Bortoli Wine’s official motto, Semper ad Majora (“always striving for better”) and the unofficial one (good food, good wine and good friends) remain as true and central as ever.
Lion is proud to manage Australia’s leading beer portfolio, including XXXX, Tooheys, Hahn, James Boag, James Squire and Little Creatures. While we’re best-known for our beers, we also have a range of popular cider brands including 5 Seeds, Kirin and James Squire Orchard Crush.
Craft beer is the fastest growing segment in the Australian beer market with drinkers increasingly open to experimenting with exciting new beer styles. Much of the growth in craft has been driven by Lion through James Squire, the leading craft beer trademark in Australia. With the addition of Little Creatures, White Rabbit, Kosciuszko, Mad Brewers and Knappstein, Lion looks forward to a bright future in craft.
Samuel Smith & Son Wines
Samuel Smith & Son is a well respected, family-owned wine merchant established in 1923, servicing the liquor industry of Australia with a blue chip portfolio of national and international wines, spirits and premium ales and embracing a philosophy of knowledge, service and friendship.
Our head office is located in Adelaide with branches in all Australian states and territories.
“Our commitment to being recognised as the most respected merchant of fine wines, select whisky and superior ales remains absolute.” Robert Hill Smith.
Saleyards Distillery provide high quality small batch distillers of Rum & Gin. We will be showcasing our two best sellers at the 2017 Capricorn Food and Wine Festival.
Capricorn Spiced Rum is a finely crafted, small batch distillation of Central Queensland molasses. Left to age in European and American oak barrels it matures quickly in the tropical heat to produce a dark and hearty spirit. Mixed with a traditional bill of spices that has an Australian twist to it, it drinks superbly straight up or in a cocktail.
Our Queensland Billy Goat’s Gin is a small batch, handcrafted using a unique selection of Old and New World Botanicals. We have combined Australian Wheat spirit with the freshness of Ruby Red Grapefruit, Lemon Myrtle and Native Australian Finger Limes for a vibrant citrus burst.
Sirromet is a family owned and run winery situated at picturesque Mount Cotton, just a short drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Sirromet’s state of the art facilities offers food and wine lovers the ultimate winery experience.
Our story begun when Terry Morris, Queensland entrepreneur and businessman, was in Victoria attending a dinner party with friends. Terry mentioned that he had tried a great wine from Queensland’s Granite Belt to which his Victorian friends laughed and said “There’s no such thing as a great wine from Queensland.” This was the spark that Terry needed to create his vision for Sirromet. Terry chose land in the Granite Belt Region renowned for its unique combination of rich soil, high altitude and cool climate, providing the perfect location for growing grapes and in 2000 we opened our doors to the public. Utilising traditional methods and new technology, Sirromet produce exquisite quality wines recognised on the world stage. We are proud to have collected over 800 prestigious national and international wine awards to date.
Treasury Wine Estates
Treasury Wine Estates is one of the world’s largest wine companies. Everything we do is dedicated to realising our vision of becoming the world’s most celebrated wine company. We access quality grapes from a range of sources including company-owned and leased vineyards, grower vineyards and the bulk wine market.
With more than 9000 planted hectares of vineyards in Australia and New Zealand, we are the custodian of some of the most sought after viticultural assets in the Barossa Valley and the Coonawarra in Australia as well as Marlborough on the South Island of New Zealand. From the iconic luxury trustmark of Penfolds, to powerhouse brands Pepperjack and Squealing Pig, we are proud to market and sell brands with depth, breath and scale: brands that have tremendous heritage and a rich quality and reputation for excellence around the globe.