Chow down for charity with these great causes | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Chow down for charity with these great causes

We’ve never needed an excuse to sip, snack, and sit back in the serenity of rural Queensland, but now we can actually feel good about it!

A range of South-East Queensland businesses and organisations have devised some clever ways that we can support local growers and givers, all while doing what we do best. 

Rosé Revolution

It’s back! Brisbane’s rosé fest for charity is in its sixth year, and this time around they’re fundraising for global charity The Hunger Project. Grab your $45 ticket to enjoy a pinkredible afternoon in the chic Old Museum on Saturday, November 16 with a glass of Provence rosé on arrival, grazing stations, and live entertainment. Read more and get tickets here. Cheers to charity!


Make miracles happen with this clever co-op of Granite Belt wine producers! The region is currently severely drought-stricken, but thanks to the resourcefulness of a few winemakers, you can help. Simply head to the online store of participating wineries and grab a six-pack of wines for $150, and $45 from every purchase will go straight to Granite Belt Drought Assist. This great community organisation will then use the funds to distribute water, food, and livestock feed to those who need it most. See the list of wineries and read more here.

Drink Pink Wednesdays

The invaluable work of Share the Dignity sees the organisation collect and distribute sanitary products to women in need. In addition to contributing to their annual collections, supporting this organisation is as simple as sipping on a $5 pink gin spritz with your meal at Vapiano each Wednesday. 

Scenic Rim

Following the bushfires that tore through parts of the region in September, businesses throughout the Scenic Rim are feeling the brunt of the misconception that the entire area was affected, when really it was only about 1%! Jump in the car for a weekend roadtrip to support to the region’s restaurants, primary producers (including beekeepers and dairies), and unique accommodation options like glamping and Euro-style chalets.

Good karma tastes great.

Words by Georgia Condon
- the gourmet who never needs an excuse.