Our Story

Our Story

We are Shannon and Megan Scott, the new owners of TASTE South Burnett, as of Wednesday 23 June, 2010. Our passion for Kingaroy and the South Burnett region was ignited a few years ago, when we ventured to the Bunya Mountains and Kingaroy for a romantic weekend getaway. Soon after, looking for a suitable venue for our wedding, we chose Kingaroy for its laid back charm, amazing food and wine, friendly locals and beautiful country vistas. After many visits before the wedding (in April 2010), Kingaroy began to feel like a second home to us, and we were very eager to relocate permanently.

As fate would have it, on the morning after the wedding, Shannon happened to be flicking through the local paper and spotted a small “For Sale” ad for TASTE South Burnett, and the rest, as they say, is history! We had been loyal customers of TASTE South Burnett for some time (the cheese and delicious fudge is particularly addictive), so when the opportunity arose to take over such a wonderful business we jumped at the chance. With our passion for food and wine, coupled with our enthusiasm and desire to show off this fabulous region, we hope to showcase the very best in local and regional produce, and try to support South Burnett services and producers in all aspects of our business, thereby supporting the local community. As we intend to run the business together (with the help of our wonderful staff members) on a day-to-day basis, feel free to drop in and say hi!

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History

We are Shannon and Megan Scott, the owners of TASTE South Burnett since June, 2010. Formerly from Brisbane, our passion the South Burnett region was ignited a few years ago, when we ventured to the Bunya Mountains for a romantic weekend getaway. Soon after, looking for a suitable venue for our wedding, we chose Kingaroy for its laid back charm, amazing food and wine, friendly locals and beautiful country vistas. After many visits before the wedding (in April 2010), Kingaroy felt like a second home to us, and we were eager to relocate permanently.

The business itself also has a long and varied history. Started at the Old  Kingaroy Butter Factory in 1998 as the Stuart Range Estate Wines cellar door until 2007, Kingaroy Cheese took over the operation as an outlet for their cheeses & another local winery, until February 2009 when TASTE South Burnett was born, adding fudge to the product range. We took over the reins in 2010 and after steadily growing the business and supporting the best local producers, in March 2014 we have relocated to a larger, custom-designed cellar door in the heart of the Kingaroy CBD.