Whiskey Gully Wines
Address: Beverley Road, Severnlea QLD 4352
Phone: 07 4683 5100
Fax: 07 4683 5155
Details: Whiskey Gully Wines is located at Severnlea, five kilometres south of Stanthorpe, off the New England Highway. The vineyard is established on one of the district's oldest station properties - Beverley - and the 110-year-old homestead is a fine food restaurant as well as the cellar door outlet for Whiskey Gully Wines. Accommodation is available on the property in two award-winning bush cottages.
Whiskey Gully Wines, at Severnlea, is a modern vineyard in Australia's Granite Belt District, producing fine wines from a variety of grapes including Shiraz, for which Australia is famous.
The vineyard was established on one of the district's oldest station properties - Beverley - which was first settled in the 1870s.
The property originally grazed sheep, and later cattle. An orchard was established in the early 1900s. It wasn't until 1997, under the ownership of John and Denice Arlidge that the first grapevines were planted. .
Using modern viticultural techniques, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay varieties were established and they immediately took a liking to the well drained granitic soil which imparts that marvellous flinty character to Granite Belt wines. In 1999 we planted more Cabernet Sauvignon and some French Colombard.
Whiskey Gully Wines declared its first vintage in 1999.
The 2000 vintage was particularly good and wines produced in that year picked up a total of 17 trophies and medals from wine shows including two gold medals. The 2002 vintage was also exceptional, producing two more gold medals and trophies and numerous others medals.
Current release wines are:
2000 Upper House Cabernet Sauvignon
(Gold medal + trophy)
2000 Beverley Chardonnay (Bronze medal)
2001 Beverley Chardonnay
2001 Republic Red (Shiraz/Cabernet blend)
2001 Beverley Vineyard Homestead
(Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc)
The cellar door is open 7 days a week, 9.00am to 5.00pm. Wines are also available through Beverley Vineyard Restaurant.
The vineyard was established in 1997 when John and Denice Arlidge purchased the 101 hectare property. Their aim was to restore the colonial homestead to its former glory and produce premium white and red wines.
Current plantings include Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Colombard varieties.
John was a well-known Brisbane television and radio journalist before moving to Severnlea. Originally, Beverley was a 1200-hectare sheep and cattle property.
Winemaker: Philippa Hambleton and Rod MacPherson
Products/Varieties: Table wines. Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz, Colombard, Chardonnay/Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc
Features: Fine food restaurant and award winning bush cottages
Brands: Whiskey Gully Wines, Beverley Vineyard
Opening Times: Open Seven days a week, 10.00am to 5.00pm