Stanthorpe, located in the Granite Belt region of Queensland, is home to some of Australia’s most renowned wineries. With its rolling hills and beautiful scenery to the award-winning producers and boutique wineries, Stanthorpe is dotted with vineyards that offer something special, especially for wine enthusiasts.
Well, let’s put the corkscrew down for a moment and take a look at some of the region’s best vineyards. Here they are, in no particular order:
If you’re looking for a wine-tasting experience unlike any other, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Ballandean Estate. Opening its cellar door in 1970, this family-owned winery is one of the oldest in the area and has been known for producing some of the finest wines in Stanthorpe since 1932.
Ballandean Estate is home to a wide variety of varietals, including their 30th vintage of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Verdelho.
Pyramids Road is a boutique winery located in the heart of the Granite Belt. Specialising in small-batch, hand-crafted wines, this winery offers a unique selection of varietals, including Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon since 1999.
The winery also offers tastings, tours, gourmet food, and wine pairings.
To experience the unique offerings of Savina Lane Wines, you’ll need to plan ahead and schedule an appointment for a wine tasting. This winery has won awards for its Queensland Shiraz from 2012 and 2014, as well as its Fiano wine from 2015 and 2016.
It is a must-visit for anyone taking a wine tour in the Southern Queensland Country region.
Golden Grove is another family-owned winery located in Stanthorpe that started only with growing stone fruit and grapes in 1946. Since then, this award-winning winery has been known for its Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre and Chardonnay, as well as its sparkling wines.
Golden Grove also offers a range of gourmet food and wine experiences, including special tastings and cooking classes.
Summit Estate Wines is truly a unique and special place that offers high-quality sparkling wines and exceptional service. You can visit this winery on either a Friday or Saturday afternoon to enjoy their Sunset Sessions.
If you like wines that have established and classic tastes, you can choose from Merlot, Pinot Noir and Tempranillo which are all available whilst taking in the breathtaking views all under the setting sun.
Hidden Creek Wines is a great place for wine and dog lovers. The award-winning winery is located in the picturesque countryside of the Granite Belt and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Visitors can sample some of the winery’s finest wines, including their award-winning Verdelho and Semillon.
The winery also produces a range of reds, including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and their new release Vermouth, which is deliciously infused with the finest botanicals.
At Ridgemill Estate, you’ll find many wines, including some award-winning varieties. Established in 1998 by a Spanish couple, this family-owned winery is known for its distinctively aromatic and full-bodied wines, which are produced from grapes grown in the cool climate of the Granite Belt.
The estate’s tasting room is a great place to sample some of its finest offerings and learn more about the winemaking process.
If you prefer white wine to red, Robert Channon Wines is the place to be. You can find some of the finest Verdelho wines and winery reds that have garnered numerous awards. This award-winning winery is a great place to bring children to have fun and learn about animals while adults enjoy delectable wine tasting.
Robert Channon Wines also houses both small horses and Hereford cattle, which visitors can view while they enjoy tasting the delicious wines.
Stanthorpe is a great destination for winery aficionados. With its eight top-notch wineries, you can find something to please every palate. Whether you’re looking for a light, fruity Chardonnay with hints of citrus, a robust Shiraz with a hint of spice, or a rich, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, you’ll find it in Stanthorpe. So, if you’re a wine lover, it’s time to book a trip to Stanthorpe and sample the wide variety of wines—your taste buds won’t regret it!
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