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Sirromet Wines to hold long lunch to showcase new release

Sirromet Wines will showcase its newly-released 2005 Perfect Day Burnbelt red blend from Queensland fruit at its sixth annual 'long lunch' on the Granite Belt on 10 November.

The Burnbelt is a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, sourced from Sirromet's 102-hectares Seven Scenes vineyard at Ballandean, which is the venue for the three-course lunch. As in past years, approximately 800 guests from south-east Queensland and northern NSW are expected to attend and dine while seated at an outdoor table 300-metres long under a shaded boulevard.

On arrival they will be offered a choice of a complimentary glass of the Burnbelt wine, or a glass of Sirromet's 2006 unwooded Chardonnay, also part of the company's entry-level Perfect Day range.

Bottles of both wines, which feature Stelvin cap closures, will also be available for purchase from a bar during the lunch, along with five other Sirromet red, white, and sparkling products.

Sirromet chief winemaker Adam Chapman said the Burnbelt blend would be a perfect match for the lunch's main course of slow roasted Darling Downs beef and lamb cooked on a Texan Pit barbecue, served with garden salad and potato.

"This is our sixth Burnbelt dry red released from successive vintages since 2000 and it's the best yet," Chapman said.

"The 2005 Vintage was fantastic for red fruit on the Granite Belt, and the latest Burnbelt has nice richness and warm flavours, and it over-delivers on quality and value."

"Every year the 'long lunch' is a sell out and 2007 is shaping up the same," event manager Judy Watters said. "It’s a great way for people to relax and unwind in a country-style atmosphere and help local clubs and organizations."

For bookings and further information contact Judy Watters on 0417 637 445 or ">s

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