Ladies of The Vine Rose Soiree

Your group of six will be greeted with a sumptuous shared picnic hamper, curated with a tantalising array of gourmet, seasonal delicacies that will satisfy both your sweet and savoury cravings. Sip and savor your way through a selection of handpicked Brown Brothers Rosé wines, each chosen to complement the flavours of the delectable spread before you.

The Long Lunch

Experience a culinary journey like no other at The Long Lunch at GKI, curated by our trio of CFWF renowned chefs – Matt Golinski, Shane Bailey and Glenn Barratt. Set amidst the breathtaking beauty of Great Keppel Island, this exclusive event invites you to indulge in a four-course feast paired with boutique wines and craft beer that celebrates the region’s finest flavours.

Prosecco Brunch

Brunch – the not quite breakfast, not quite lunch, that allows us the opportunity to squeeze in a cheeky meal between the two. Indulge with your group of 6 in a savoury and sweet platter of brunchy goodness. And we’ve made it even better by pairing your meal with a 2 hour package of mimosas and prosecco by Brown Brothers Winery.

Gin in the Hamptons

Don your finest white outfit and delight in a three-course meal accompanied by a specially crafted gin cocktail per course. The stage will be set for an epic night of delectable dining, dancing and drinks with spectacular festival views and funky vibes from DJ Blake Hamlyn.

Festival Grounds

with Ball Park Music

Join us for the opening night of the Capricorn Food and Wine Festival!

Experience an enchanting evening featuring a live performance by indie rock band Ball Park Music. Indulge in culinary delights, sip on exquisite wines, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Riverside Precinct.


Get ready to groove the night away at Saturday Night Fever featuring Club 28, as we bring the ultimate disco experience to life! Groove to the iconic beats of 70s, 80s, 90s rock, disco and funk classics, enjoy delectable food and wine from festival vendors, and immerse yourself in an unforgettable night of fun.


Celebrating it’s 12th year in 2024, the Capricorn Food and Wine Festival has grown to become North Queensland’s largest Food and Wine Festival, and a signature event on the region’s calendar.

The region’s flagship food and wine event has played a significant role in showcasing the Rockhampton Region, it’s burgeoning hospitality, food and wine capabilities whilst positioning the region as an exciting and vibrant destination for visitors.

The Festival hosts numerous both in the Festival grounds and venues around the region including degustations, masterclasses, cocktail parties, cooking demonstrations and more. And the 2 day Festival Event on the Riverbank showcases live music and offers tastings from food vendors, winemakers, craft brewers, cocktail extraordinaires and more.

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