Ninian & Ann Stewart-Moore
We look forward to hosting you at Bunnyconnellen Olive Grove & Vineyard.
As cattle and sheep producers west of Hughenden in North West Queensland for most of our working lives, we have always been passionate about the paddock to plate story. Our families have been in the pastoral industries for several generations and it is with great delight that we now have the opportunity to present a magnificent selection of hand crafted, wholesome Bunnyconnellen products to the public.
Bunnyconnellen immediately captured our hearts as a beautifully peaceful and tranquil part of Australia, and we wish to extend an invitation to you to come and experience our part of the world. So please join us for some good wine and delicious food, or simply a rejuvenating break in our "Studio" B&B, all nestled at the top of the Great Divide in the high country, North of Toowoomba.
Our philosophy at Bunnyconnellen
Enjoy fresh, flavoursome, local produce, in a beautiful setting that nature has provided us sharing stories from our paddock to your plate.
The History of "Bunnyconnellen"
It was during 1996 that previous owners and founders Janie and Peter Simmonds purchased a former Dairy farm named "Hillview" .
Their ambition from the beginning was to start growing their own food from garden/paddock to plate and to follow a less demanding lifestyle. This was achieved by planting an olive grove closely followed by a small parcel of wine grapes.
Bunnyconnellen then progressed to include a Cellar Door outlet, Function Centre, B&B and an online presence, that when combined, continued to echo the core values of less dependence on the outside world, food integrity, and the consumption of local, seasonal produce.
Bunnyconnellen benchmarked the quality and the integrity of our products by submitting them to the rigors of the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show every now and then. The Fine Food Show makes the highest demands on its competitors and the team at Bunnyconnellen has been rewarded with no less than 37 medals over the last several years.
Bunnyconnellen has also been awarded a Gold medal at the Vogue Entertaining & Travel Magazine awards as well as a Silver medal in the 2013 Original World Marmalade Awards, held at Cumbria, UK.