Granite Belt Vineyards
Located only three hours drive from either Brisbane or the Gold Coast, the region is the only place in Queensland that provides a change of season each year.
This wine producing area also experiences unique growing and ripening conditions, unlike anywhere else in Australia. The combination of cool weather and decomposed granite soils enables the production of outstanding wines.
Stanthorpe is the heart of the winery district, offering great dining experiences, golf courses and access to some magnificent national parks, including Girraween and Sundown.
Currently the region crushes approximately 1500 tonnes of grapes each year. New vineyards and planting's will see its production grow to well over 4000 tonnes in the next few year. The predominant classic varieties produced are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.
The Granite Belt is also home to several festivals and events including the Annual Spring Wine Festival (in October); the famous Apple and Grape Harvest Festival (conducted in March on every even numbered year) and the Annual Australian Small Winemakers Show (in October).
There is a wide range of accommodation options, many offering the chance to gain a taste of true country hospitality, from home stays, farm stays, B&B's, cottages and country pubs to caravan parks. Sample some of the locally grown specialities such as strawberries, raspberries, Stanthorpe apples or award winning Warwick cheeses.
Location: 2840S, 15156E, Annual rainfall: 800 mm,, Mean January temp: 20.5, Sunshine hours per day: 8.1
Ambar Hill Wines - 364 Mount Sterling Road, Glen Aplin, 4381
Amberley Edge Vineyard - 47 Clarke Lane, Stanthorpe QLD 4380
This dry grown vineyard with the perfect North-Easterly aspect, produces grapes of impeccable quality.
Aventine Wines - Watters Road, Ballandean Qld 4382
The 20 acre vineyard is located on the side of a north facing hill, high above the Ballandean Valley, at an altitude of 1000m approximately.
Back Creek Estate - 396 Back Creek Road, Severnlea QLD 4381
Picturesque views to the west over the olive grove.
Back Pocket - Severnlea Qld 4352
Back Pocket is a small vineyard on Back Creek in the foothills of Severnlea, in the Granite Belt wine region.
Bald Mountain Vineyards - Hickling Lane, via Wallangarra Qld 4383
Bald Mountain Vineyards are located 830 metres above sea level in the Great Dividing Range near the New South Wales and Queensland border.
Ballandean Estate Wines - Sundown Road, Ballandean Qld 4382
Ballandean Estate is the oldest and largest family owned winery on the Granite Belt.
Banca Ridge (Mail Order Only) - 2 McGlew Street, Stanthorpe QLD 4377
The Stanthorpe State High School is regarded as one of the leaders in the provision of vocational education in southern Queensland.
Boireann Winery - Donnelly's Castle Road, The Summit Qld 4377
Set on 29 acres in a peaceful, picturesque valley, Boireann is a small, family owned winery that takes pride in its quality, hand made wines.
Bowdens at Ballandean - 349 Bents Road, Ballandean QLD 4382
Enjoy fine country hospitality amidst the stunning Granite Belt landscapes of picturesque Ballandean.
The Bramble Patch - Townsends Road, Glen Aplin Qld 4381
Our Boutique winery offers you a Granite Belt variation.
Bungawarra - Bents Road, Ballandean Qld 4382
All wines are made and bottled on the estate from fruit grown on site.
Casley Mount Hutton Winery - Texas Road, Stanthorpe Qld 4377
We specialise in 27 liqueur-style fruit wines Reds, whites and ports.
Castle Glen Vineyard - Amiens Road, The Summit Qld 4377
Catspaw Farm Winery - MS 312 Texas Road, Stanthorpe Qld 4377
Situated 15 kilometres west of Stanthorpe, on the boundary of the granite and traprock, this winery overlooks three large dams and is set amongst picturesque gardens.
Cody's Wines - Zambelli Road, Ballandean Qld 4382
Quality handcrafted red wines Cabernet, Sauvignon, Shiraz.
Coolvale Country Wines - Ballandean Qld 4382
Our wines are naturally fermented from fresh, tree ripe fruit, using traditional wine making techniques.
Felsberg Winery - Townsends Road, Glen Aplin Qld 4381
Felsberg Winery and Vineyards, situated on the slopes of the high country in the Granite Belt (900-m altitude), is one of the highest wineries in Australia.
Fletcher Estate - 319 Fletcher Road, Fletcher QLD 4382
Granite Beach Wines - 197 Curtain Road, Ballandean QLD 4382
Granite Ridge Wines - Sundown Road, Ballandean Qld 4382
Every vintage from this estate has produced award-winning wines including the Best Queensland Cabernet for 1996 and 1997, 2004 Queenslands best white wine at the Courier-Mail Sheraton Queensland Wine Awards trophy and gold medal.
Harrington Glen Estate - 88 Townsend Road, Glen Aplin Qld 4381
Cellar door, approached through a line of gracious poplar trees, is situated on a large granite outcrop, overlooking the vineyard established in 1996.
Heritage Wines of Stanthorpe - New England Highway, Cottonvale Qld 4375
Heritage Estate is a small boutique winery, specialising in oak aged reds and barrel fermented white wines as well as fortified wines.
Hidden Creek - Eukey Road, Ballandean Qld 4382
Hidden Creek is a delightful 16-acre vineyard in a bushland setting overlooking the Severn River Valley and Girraween National Park.
Jester Hill Wines - Mount Stirling Road, Glen Aplin Qld 4381
The vineyard was established in 1993 by John and Genevieve Ashwell on a 20 hectare property in south-eastern Queensland, Australia.
Kominos Wines - New England Highway, Severnlea Qld 4352
Celebrating 21 years of commercial winemaking in 2005. Thirty acres of picturesque vineyards surround a modern Australian winery.
Lucas Estate Wine & Art - Donges Road, Severnlea Qld 4352
Lucas Estate produces quality, handcrafted wines from their 6.5 acre vineyard with plantings of Chardonnay, Verdelho, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Muscat.
Mary Byrnes Wines - Cnr Rees and Jacobsen Roads, Ballandean Qld 4382
Winery processing all own estate grown grapes which are Rhone Valley varieties plus Black Hamburg Muscat.
Mason Wines - 27850 New England Highway, Ballandean QLD 4381
Products/Varieties: Wooded and Unwooded Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot, Picnic Red (sweet), Cabernet Merlot.
Mountview Wines - Mt Stirling Road, Glen Aplin Qld 4381
Mountview Wines is a 'pretty as a picture' red cedar barn winery with sheltered picnic tables and barbecue.
Old Caves Winery - New England Highway, Stanthorpe Qld 4380
Old Caves Winery has a simple philosophy about wine, "a good wine is one that you can drink and enjoy".
Pyramids Road Wines - Pyramids Road, Wyberba Qld 4382
In the foothills of Girraween National Park, Warren and Sue Smith produce small quantities of quality handmade wines including a trophy winning Shiraz.
Ridgemill Estate - 218 Donges Road, Severnlea Qld 4352
Planted 1998. First Vintage 2001.
Ravens Croft Wines - 274 Spring Creek Road, Stanthorpe Qld 4380
Relax in a beautiful setting on the deck of this cute cellar door.
Robert Channon Wines - Amiens Road, Stanthorpe Qld 4380
Established in 1998 to make the highest quality wines from estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Verdelho.
Robinson's Family Vineyards - Curtins Road, Ballandean Qld 4382
Located at Ballandean, the winery's philosophy is to produce premium quality wines that are elegant and typical of the variety from which they are made.
Rumbalara Vineyards - 137 Fletcher Road, Fletcher Qld 4381
Rumbalara Vineyards is situated 16 kilometres South of the town of Stanthorpe.
Severn Brae Estate Vineyard Winery & Cafe - 49 Back Creek Road, Severnlea Qld 4352
With vineyards established over 10 years ago, this winery has earned a reputation for producing many fine whites and great reds.
Smith's Vineyard - 60 Zambelli Road, Ballandean QLD 4382
Stone Ridge Vineyards - 35 Limberlost Road, Glen Aplin Qld 4381
Stone Ridge Vineyards produces wines of great character and length of flavour, through highly individual and innovative winemaking styles.
Symphony Hill Vineyard - 2017 Eukey Road, Ballandean Qld 4382
The Macpherson family established their vineyard in 1999 in the highlands of Ballandean.
Turners Flat Vineyard - PO Box 104, Inglewood Qld 4387
Thunderbolt Farm has a restaurant and Cellar Door with a range of dishes.
Whiskey Gully Wines - Beverley Road, Severnlea Qld 4352
Whiskey Gully Wines is located at Severnlea, five kilometres south of Stanthorpe, off the New England Highway.
Wild Soul - Horans Gorge Road, Glen Aplin Qld
Wild Soul is a very small family operated vineyard and winery producing only dry red wines.
Windermere Wines - Watters Road, Ballandean Qld 4382
Set in a picturesque valley at Ballandean, Windermere Wines is family owned and operated and radiates a delightful ambience created by our historic building.
Winewood - Sundown Road, Ballandean Qld 4382
Products/Varieties: Table and fortified wine. Shiraz / Marsanne, Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay / Marsanne, Marsanne, Mead, Liqueur Mead and Muscat.