Drink a Queensland beer? “No problem!” (As long as it’s not XXXX). A cocktail? “Too easy!” A wine made from the grapes grown in this northern state? “WHAT THE!” Yes I am serious, and don’t be surprised if wines are really bloody good.
So how does the Granite belt do it? The high elevation of the region means there is a cool climate and in fact the region has four distinct seasons similar to the southern states.
Located about a three hour drive inland from the coast, with Stanthorpe being the main township, the Granite Belt with its broken down granite soil produces excellent Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Verdelho. There are about 40 cellar doors and as you will discover quite often that the person pouring the wine for you is the owner/winemaker.
Go be adventurous and be prepared to be surprised!
Functions & Weddings
Ballandean Estate Wines
Location: 354 Sundown Rd Ballandean QLD
Open: Daily 9am - 5pm
Ballandean Estate Wines is the beating heart of Granite Belt Wine Country. For over 80 years this iconic brand has been owned and operated by the Puglisi family who li...read more
Features: Gourmet Food Gallery
Just Red Wines
Location: 2370 Eukey Rd Ballandean QLD
Open: Fri-Mon 10am – 5pm
We are family owned and run specialising in red wines suited to the Granite Belt. All our wines are made on the premises from grapes grown on our property. We have a ke...read more
Location: 233 Mt Stirling Road Glen Aplin QLD
Open: Sat - Sun 10am – 5pm and by appointment
"Set among pine trees, the red cedar barn winery enjoys spectacular views and stands on the site of the original Mountview vineyards established in 1921. Visitors ente...read more
Features: Pizza Oven, Free Camping, gifts and local arts and craft available
Pyramids Road Wines
Location: 25 Wyberba Lane, Wyberba Qld
Open: Daily 10am - 4:30pm
Pyramids Road Winery has grown from humble beginnings to become a ‘must visit’ boutique winery and attracting a band of dedicated followers. Situated on 62 hectares...read more
Features: Private tours
Location: 218 Donges Road, Severnlea QLD
Open: Fri-Mon 10am – 5pm
Offering a modern cellar door facility with beautiful views over vineyard and surrounding ranges. Children and adults alike enjoy the friendly goats & kids in the fenc...read more
Features: Byron Bay Coffee & chocolate coated macadamias and coffee beans. A range of local and inter-state jams & pickles. Also on offer is imported ladies handbags & wallets, table runners, scarves and jewellery.