Despite being a rural town in Australia, Stanthorpe is home to sights and places to visit. However, it’s also home to established wineries that produce the best wines worldwide. Therefore, when tourists visit the area, it’s a mortal sin to skip having a glass of wine or at least step foot in the wineries offering tours. But for those coming to Stanthorpe for the first time, which wineries should they visit? Here are some ideas.
1. Stanthorpe Cheese
Although not a winery, Stanthorpe Cheese is one of the most popular places to visit in Stanthorpe and must be on any wine lovers to do list. It’s a family-run cheese factory that produces a wide range of handcrafted cheeses using only the freshest milk from a number of local dairies.
The cheese factory has been around for almost two decades, and their cheeses are of exceptional quality. Stanthorpe Cheese operates daily, except Christmas day, boxing day, Good Friday, and Anzac day. They also stock a selection of Stanthorpe wines and are happy to provide advice on the best wine for your chosen cheese. Stanthorpe Cheese is the perfect spot to pick up some tasty treats to enjoy with your wine purchases.
Vincenzo’s is a family-run restaurant and wine bar in the heart of Stanthorpe’s main street. The restaurant is home to a unique dining experience, with everywhere you look having an antique feel. The beautiful decor and the warm atmosphere are sure to make you feel like you’ve been transported back in time.
The menu is filled with options you can’t miss out on. Their pizza and panini are only some of their specialties. Meanwhile, their wine collection features local and international bottles. But tourists should try some of the local drops, and see why the Granite Belt is fast becoming one of the country’s top wine-growing regions.
Tourists travelling to the Granite Belt must include a stop at Suttons Apple Orchard. David and Ros Sutton’s orchard and cafe is a local institution, famous for making the most delicious apple pies, juices and other apple products. As well as producing a large array of apple products like ciders and jams, they also produce an amazing apple brandy and a large number of delicious liqueurs. You will never get tired of visiting Sutton’s.
4. Tobin Wines
This family-owned winery in Ballandean boasts of using traditional winemaking practices and equipment to create their wines.
Tobin Wines is open daily, and its tours are open to the public all year round. Guests get to taste six different wines and see how they are made. They can also purchase directly from the winery, which is located inside a farm.
5. Robert Channon Wines
Robert Channon Wines is a family-owned vineyard and winery in Stanthorpe. The vineyard and winery focus on producing quality wine from the grapes they grow. Robert Channon is recognised as one of the premier Verdelho producers in Australia, using a hands-on approach to deliver a small quantity of high quality wines each year.
The Stanthorpe region is full of great family-owned vineyards and wineries. These businesses provide high-quality wine and a great experience for visitors. There are many different types of wines produced in the region, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.
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