Attendees of Orange Queen hopeful Bree Roth's South Burnett winery tour fundraiser.
Attendees of Orange Queen hopeful Bree Roth's South Burnett winery tour fundraiser. Contributed

Queen hopeful leads the sippers

ORANGE Queen hopeful Bree Roth doesn't mind a crisp, dry white.

Sauvignon blanc is her favourite drop.

Luckily for her then she was the custodian of a great North Burnett tradition this year, the biannual South Burnett winery tour, fundraising for the Orange Festival.

The Blue Cow Citrus entrant led a team of eager sippers to three South Burnett wineries last Saturday: Moffatdale Ridge, Dusty Hill and Clovely, with morning tea at Murgon Park and lunch at Prendergast's Irish Tavern in Dusty Hill.

Her favourite winery is Moffatdale Ridge, due to the friendliness of the staff and their offering of wine tastings in Gayndah.

Bri Roth at Moffatdale Ridge Winery.
Bri Roth at Moffatdale Ridge Winery. Contributed

The registered nurse, employed at Jandowae Hospital, said considering she grew up on citrus farms in North Burnett, being crowned Citrus Queen would "mean a lot” to her.

She said a lot of behind-the-scenes work went into organising fundraisers.

Ms Roth will host another fundraiser on Friday, March 29, a barefoot bowls evening at Gayndah Bowls Club.

Nominations for teams of four close on Friday, March 22 and cost $10 per player.

There will be a barbecue, licensed bar and multi-draw raffle.

The event will start at 5.30pm and run until late.

To register, text or call Ms Roth on 0418468686.


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