Address: 137 Fletcher Road, Fletcher QLD 4381
Phone: 07 4684 1206
Fax: 07 4684 1299
Details: Rumbalara Vineyards is situated 16 kilometres South of the town of Stanthorpe. One kilometre from New England Highway.
The property now known as Rumbalara was first surveyed before 1908. Part of the land occupied by early owners was a mining lease containing a silver bearing quartz intrusion discovered during the construction of the railway linking Brisbane and Sydney. The land was originally used as an orchard and has been continually in use for fruit and grape growing since the original survey. The first grapes on the property were planted in 1928.
The locality was named Fletcher after Thomas Fletcher the first commercial grape grower in the Granite Belt district. A railway siding was established adjacent to the property in 1913 and is still used occasionally.
Bob and Una Gray purchased the property in 1974 and planted and grafted (onto existing rootstocks) classic wine grape varieties. The winery then established is the second oldest continuing winemaking venture on the Granite Belt.
Rumbalara made the first fortified wine in the Granite Belt and Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon and Liqueur Muscat were the most successful wines in shows. At View Australia 85 listed as Australias International Event for the Alcoholic Industry a panel of judges from around the world including Robert Mondavi and Jancis Robinson awarded Rumbalara two medals. We believe that these were the first international medals received by the Granite Belt Wine Industry.
Rumbalara was bought from the Gray's by Mike and Bobbi Cragg in December 2002. Mike Cragg is Rumbalara's winemaker and concentrates on making wines that are fruity, aromatic and easy to drink. This wine style has proven to be very popular with our customers and all our wine range is selling very well.
All wines are produced on site with some of the grapes being purchased from our neighbours on the Granite Belt. The Cellardoor has been enlarged and redecorated to accommodate more people at the counter. We have also installed a fireplace to warm the cellar door in winter.
Winemaker: Mike Cragg
Products/Varieties: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Waltham Cross, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tawny and Vintage Port, Liqueur Muscat, Ciders, Vermouth and Liqueur Creams.
Features: Award winning outdoor eating and picnic area, BBQ available
Brands: Rumbalara, Graniteglobe
Opening Times: Seven days 9.00am to 5.00pm Closed Christmas day, Good Friday and Anzac day until midday.