Heritage Estate Experiences, Tours, Winery

Heritage Estate Winery is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a superb meal with family, colleagues or friends. Their chef-prepared meals are of the highest standard and used locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

You don’t need to take their word for it! Join one of their available sensory dining experiences and enjoy it for yourself!

Heritage Estate’s gourmet “Vine+Dine Journey” is a unique attraction in Queensland. It starts with a Vineyard Walk and Talk, then in the winery, a Sommelier Wine Discussion, and finally, the chef explains the providence of the produce.

The gourmet “5-Senses Discovery” is unique in Queensland. Starting with a Vineyard Walk and Talk, then in the winery, a Sommelier Wine Discussion, and finally, the chef explains the providence of the produce.

During the POETs Progressive Dinner, discover what makes excellent wines by dining in the vineyard with their viticulturist, learning about wine descriptions from their sommelier.

Experience the highest altitude Halliday 2021 RED 5-Star winery in Australia.

Wine Discovery Tours

Welcome to the Granite Belt and Stanthorpe’s luxury wine tour.

Wine Discovery Tours provides a personalised tour of the unique Granite Belt wine region for couples and small groups, with a focus on customer service, luxury and comfort.

Enjoy tasting the distinctive wines of the Granite Belt, while taking in the beautiful landscape and learning a little about what makes this region unique. Relax, unwind and leave the driving to us, with pick-up and drop-off to your accommodation and a delicious lunch (with wine) included.

History Tour of Plumb’s Chambers – RAWR Support Services

RAWR Support Services is welcoming and offering free History Tours of Plumb’s Chambers during Jumpers and Jazz in July.

This building is believed to be the oldest shop in Queensland and was restored in 2015 for another opportunity at life. Come along and indulge in some of Queensland’s history this July!

Royaltouroz

The only comedy theatre, music, food, and wine tour on wheels in the world history scenery food wine luxury- and fun.

Musical suits over 50 over the beach. Five star rated on TripAdvisor consistently.

Sunflowers, wine, food, plus history told as comedy a different guide at every stop.

Ride with the king!

The Folly Truffles

The Folly is Queensland’s first commercial truffle farm, situated in Ballandean, Queensland, at the heart of Granite Belt Wine Country. The Folly Truffles welcome visitors to their truffiere on weekends with tours available all year round, and truffle hunts during harvest season (June to August). As it is a working farm, bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.

Tours (and seasonal hunts) commence with a walk and talk through the truffiere where guide Maple will explain the whole process of truffle farming, from planting, to paddock to plate. Upon conclusion of the tour a tasting is involved at the truffle cottage, complete with a glass of wine in an informal and intimate atmosphere.

Wild Cat Tracks

Be taken on a tour of the Granite Belt like a local with Wild Cat Tracks. Make your own itinerary or choose a Winery, Brewery or Foodies Tour, available as full or half day tours.

Your guide and local Granite Belt resident Roxane accommodates couples or small groups up to six people.

On tour with Roxane explore the Granite Belt’s rich history, food, wine, fresh fruit and vegetables, chocolate, breweries, dining experiences, art, markets, wonderful natural places and special events. The combinations are endless.

Roxane is very happy to help you plan an unforgettable day or weekend visit to her home town and region. See the Granite Belt’s hidden secrets with Wild Cat Tracks.

Granite Belt Bicycle Tours

Granite Belt Bicycle Tours are the only bicycle tour company in Queensland’s premier wine region. They provide you with top quality bicycles and all the accessories you need to ensure an enjoyable, relaxing day of cycling. Their aim is to offer you great, value-for-money leisure cycling through the beautiful Granite Belt region of Queensland. They can guide you around while you discover boutique wines, gourmet local produce, fruit orchards and ever-changing scenery with four distinct seasons. Their guided tour is a half day experience that is suitable for most active people.

For the more independent traveler you can choose one of their self-guided packages that include maps and a pick up service at the end of your day for yourself and all of your local purchases.

By bicycle is the only way to appreciate this beautiful region. Its the only place in Queensland where you can cycle from cellar door to cellar door on quiet country roads and taste local produce. It is a hidden gem for cyclists, wine connoisseurs and foodies. Queensland’s very own Mediterranean experience without the long hall flight.

Experience the coolest bike tours in Queensland.

Vincenzos – The Big Apple

Vincenzo’s Cafe, Deli and Wine Bar is located at the Big Apple, a Granite Belt icon, so you can’t miss it!

The ultimate all-in-one stop for Granite Belt goodie, Vincenzo’s is packed with deli goods, local produce and Granite Belt wines.

Prepare to fill your shopping bag with local products ranging from salamis, organic meats, jams and confectionery to imported specialities including pasta and sauces; the list goes on.

There’s an Italian flare to their daily breakfast and lunch offerings, and Australian staples too. Dine-in with wine flights from top local winemakers complemented with antipastos.

Don’t walk out the door before stocking up on a selection of local wines and beers and checking out the boutique gifts.

Suttons Juice Factory and Cidery

Home of the famous Suttons Apple Pie. Visit the cafe, juice factory and cider on the apple farm, just 10 minutes north of Stanthorpe.

Sutton’s Juice Factory and Cidery is located on a family-owned and operated, real-working apple orchard. At Suttons they focus on what can be made from apples. They produce a unique range of gourmet apple juices, with varieties such as Royal Gala, Bramley, Granny Smith, Fuji, Pink Lady and Cloudy apple juice. Always in demand are the apple juice mixes such as Apple and Ginger, Apple and Orange and Apple, Lemon and Beetroot Juice. Sparkling apple cider is also available in dry or semi-dry. Sutton’s pure apple syrup has an intense flavour suitable for both sweet and savoury dishes.

Sutton’s apple cider vinegar is naturally fermented and aged on the farm itself and their distillery is the only one on the Granite Belt. They manufacture apple brandy as good as any you will find in the world. The range of Farmhouse Preserves changes seasonally and is based on the best produce grown on the Granite Belt. The Shed Cafe focuses on apple products as well as fresh and regional produce. The apple pie served with apple cider ice cream has become a must have for visitors to this unique establishment as well as home style food cooked on site.

Tobin Wines

At Tobin Wines, they talk about growing their wine rather than making the wine.

Tobin Wines winemaking philosophy is undeniably old world. All respect is paid to the vineyard, the vine, and the pursuit of perfection in grape quality, with little, if any, reverence paid to the winemaker or winemaking process. Each grape variety is given the spotlight to reveal its own unique flavour truly.

No winemaker is gifted enough to make those wonderful flavours and aromas, all of the work happens out there in the vineyard — Adrian Tobin.

The production of their wine is limited to between 100 to 160 cases of each varietal every year. Tobin Wines Limited Edition wines express their origins in the rugged and majestic landscape of the Granite Belt making them truly unique.

The Peak

In the elegant mountain top haven of Spicers Peak Lodge, you’ll discover a dining experience that scales the dizzying heights of Contemporary Australian cuisine elevated by the finest regional produce.

With the ever-unfolding majesty of the Great Dividing Range serving as a seductive backdrop, The Peak Restaurant embarks daily on a peregrination of the best of Australian flavours, produce, creativity and technique. Like the clouds rolling through the valley below, the menu is electrifying, bold, elegant and thoughtful.

Twisted Gum Wines

Twisted Gum Wines craft small quantities of premium quality single vineyard wines from their hand-tended Granite Belt vineyard. You will receive a warm welcome when you visit their stylish cellar door, located in a classic 1920s Queenslander with wrap-around verandas on three sides, with views of the vineyards and hills beyond.

The cellar door is open at weekends and also by appointment. You can experience their full-flavoured crisp white wines, a hugely popular Pink Moscato and their signature deep inky-purple red wines – you are sure to find something to excite your palate.

Stanthorpe Cheese

Located in the heart of the Granite Belt, original farmhouse cheesemaker, Stanthorpe Cheese earns the title of highest and coldest cheese shop in Queensland. With a focus on time-honoured traditional practises and a passion for quality at the centre of everything they do, the hand-crafted selection of cheeses available has something to suit every palate.

Book in for a cheese tasting at the on-site Jersey Girls Cafe to discover your new favourite cheese and shop the large range of local products available in store. Alternatively, stay a while and enjoy a coffee with house made cheesecake. Stop in for lunch, browse the selection of local wines and enjoy a paddock to plate experience with the famous ploughman’s lunch, gourmet platters and fresh toasties bursting with local ingredients.

Stanthorpe Cheese welcomes visitors (and their furry friends on leash) seven days a week. They have off-road parking with accessibility available for caravans and motorhomes.

Filippos Tours

Filippos Wine Tours has been Stanthorpe’s wine and food tour specialist, the perfect solution for people looking to enjoy some great wine, great food and a great time on the Granite Belt.

Since 1985 Filippos Tours Stanthorpe has been operating the granite belt’s high-quality wine and food tours. They have five airconditioned and heated vehicles, including a 20-seat bus, a 12-seat and two 10-seat vans, and a car for private tours. Filippos Tours is family owned and passionate about wine.

Filippos Tours offers friendly, warm country hospitality and the opportunity to simply return to nature and relax. Wine tasting, fresh food experiences, romantic vineyard walks (even hikes for the adventurous) and log fires will make your stay uniquely memorable. Whether you are here to relax and unwind or acquire a little wine knowledge, you will find what you are looking for with Filippos Tours.

Filippos Tours is a small family business with a young family who are very aware about behaving responsibly and adhering to sustainable practices so they can try and leave this world better in better shape than when they came into it. As a result they are…

Ceasing the use of plastic water bottles
Encouraging people to bring their own water
Using tank water to wash the vehicles
Organising itineraries to reduce fuel use
Partnering with environmental conscious businesses

Stanthorpe RSL Services Club

Stanhorpe RSL Services Clubs is a community club in the heart of the Granite Belt supporting all the local Schools, community groups and more.

They offer all club services such as meals, drinks, gaming, entertainment, and much more. They are open seven days a week and are only closed Christmas day and Good Friday.

View Wine by Sancerre Estate

View Wine is produced by Sancerre Estate Vineyard, in the heart of the Granite Belt, Ballandean Queensland.

Their wine is a combination of quality grapes and unique terroir. For the wine to become premium quality they use only the best grapes harvested by hand only picking the best.

Abbey Boutique Hotel

Pre-book for a self guided tour of the downstairs then wander the grounds most weekdays between 10.30 and 13.30.

View the private Chapel with original stain glass from Bavarian Art Institute in Munich, marvel at the craftmanship of the hand crafted staircases, vaulted ceilings and original pressed metal ceilings.

After you have explored the inside and viewed antiques for sale, feel free to wander the grounds.

Don’t forget – bookings are essential, please phone ahead.

Summit Estate Wines

Summit Estate will be closed for the duration of February while they tend to their vineyard. The Cellar Door will reopen on Friday the 1st of March 2024.

Summit Estate Wines has a large rustic cellar door situated on their vineyard in Thulimbah on the Granite Belt. The cellar door offers wine tastings, sunset sessions, food trucks, grazing boxes and campfires. The former packing shed come cellar door has wood-burning stoves which offer a cosy space in the colder months of the Granite Belt. In the warmer months enjoy their covered terrace, lawn and picnic tables with views of the vineyard and the big sky aspect.

Varias Restaurant at The Queensland College of Wine Tourism

Expect fine dining with Granite Belt produce on the menu at the multi-award-winning Varias Restaurant. Onsite at The Queensland College of Wine Tourism, the restaurant overlooks the College’s own Banca Ridge vineyard.

Varias Restaurant is renowned for showcasing local food and wines and the hospitality skills of the talented young locals who prepare and serve them.

Morning tea and lunch are available Tuesday to Saturday, and dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings.

In winter, dine in front of the fireplace or enjoy dining on the deck overlooking the spring-fed dam and vineyard on warmer days.

Picnic Hampers and BBQ Packs are available for takeaway with 24 hours’ notice.

Varias Restaurant has won the ‘Best Restaurant in a Winery’ Category in the Queensland and Northern Territory Savour Australia™ Restaurant & Caterers HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence for many consecutive years.

Wine taste at the College’s Banca Ridge Cellar Door, or experience the ‘Tastes of the Granite Belt’ cellar door, a beautiful introduction to the region’s wines, showcasing a wide variety of wines from wineries across the Granite Belt.

Conference and function facilities are also available.

The QCWT is a joint venture between the University of Southern Queensland and the Queensland Government, providing training and learning experiences in all things food, wine, tourism and hospitality, based within an accurate commercial operation.

Symphony Hill Wines

Symphony Hill Wines owner, Ewen Macpherson, defied old school wine snobs and dared to believe he could make world-class wines in a wine region of unfulfilled potential – the Granite Belt, QLD.

Their top gun winemaker, Abraham De Klerk, has made wine in some of the best wineries in the world. From making super Tuscan wines at Sassicaia in Italy to vintage at Chateau Clos du Clocher in Pomerol, working with 3 generations of French vignerons, in close proximity to famous Chateau Petrus and Le Pin- oo-la-la.

Their flagship red is their 5-star Reserve Shiraz which has won top gold medals at both Sydney and Melbourne Royal Wine Shows and has been nominated for two trophies at 2011 Royal Melbourne for Best Single Vineyard Wine and Best Shiraz trophies. The Jimmy Watson winner beat them for the Best Rhone Style Shiraz trophy with the narrowest of margins.

This neo-vino winery mixes it up with old school royalty when their Shiraz wine was selected to be served to the Royal couple when they visited Brisbane in early 2014.

The cherry on the having-your-cake-and-eat-it moment is also winning big with white wine. Their flagship white is their 5-star Gewurztraminer which has been awarded Trophies at National Wine Show of Australia, Royal Queensland and Royal Melbourne Wine Shows.

Serrena Que Estate Winery

Cellar door and boutique winery where you can enjoy unique, quality wines of the Granite Belt.

Cool climate, high altitude vineyards over 1000 meters that capture the serenity of the picturesque landscape.

Wines with a difference – lovingly hand-crafted from the vineyard to the glass.

Emerging, unique varietals that have been carefully chosen for the Granite Belt soil and climate. Producing premium wine styles that are truly distinctive.

Jersey Girls Cafe

Come up to Queensland’s highest and coldest dairy farm cheese shop for one of the best things to do in Stanthorpe.

For the past 12 years our artisan cheeses have been made from a single herd of pure bred Jersey cows from one farm.

This makes their cheeses totally unique and seasonally different and interesting.

If it’s raining and the grass is rich and luscious, the cheese reflects this with its bright yellow colour and earthy aroma.

In winter, when there’s frost on the ground every morning and sometimes snow, the cows are cold and being fed hay.

​This results in cheeses more intense in flavour and lower in yield.

Girraween Country Inn

Your Boutique Hotel and European Smokehouse Restaurant.

Girraween Country Inn features food cooked in their European smokehouse. Free range organic crackling pork shoulder and brisket with hickory smoky barbecue sauce. They use fresh and local ingredients, collaborate with local producers, suppliers and services. Girraween Country Inn is at the heart of the Granite Belt food bowl and wants to share its passion for quality food and produce with you. They offer vegetarian and vegan menus are available.

Girraween Country Inn is open to the public for breakfast and dinner 7 days a week, bookings essential by 4.30pm and pre-order of meal choices.

See the website for menus and booking details.

Pyramids Road Wines

Pyramids Road Wines is one of the smallest wineries on the Granite Belt. Nestled in the foothills of Girraween National Park, the vineyard and winery produce truly hand made wines. Warren and Sue dediced to purchase their property whilst sitting on top of one of the Pyramids in the National Park overlooking the beautiful valley and their property below.

Experience this, hands on production process of picking, crushing and pressing during the vintage months from March to May. Meet with Warren, the winemaker in the cellar door to talk about the winemaking process or view the winery from the viewing area in the cellar door. Email to book a wine tasting any day of the week. Then, take a walk to the vineyard via the granite boulders and stunning scenery.

Tantalise your taste buds with varieties like Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet and Muscat, as well as their Strange Bird varieties of Mourvedre and Verdelho. Curl up in front of the fireplace during the winter months with a glass of Pyramids Road wine.

Recipients of the Trip Advisor “Traveller’s Choice” award for two years running, 2020 and 2021. Only 20 minutes drive south of Stanthorpe on the New England Highway. The Wyberba valley has many reasons to visit.

Eastern Colour

The Baronio family has been growing fresh Australian produce in the Stanthorpe district since the 1930s and at Applethorpe since the mid-1970s. Over the years, they’ve developed many different types of fruits and vegetables in various locations. But today, it’s all about fresh Aussie strawberries and apples grown on their home farm in one of the prettiest and highest altitude spots in Queensland. Their location is the secret ingredient to producing some of Australia’s best fruit – fertile soils, cool nights, warm days, and plenty of glorious Queensland sunshine combine to ripen and sweeten their fruits to perfection.

During harvesting, their farm is open one weekend a month for people to come along and pick their juicy strawberries or crisp and crunchy apples. But, of course, which fruit is available depends on the time of year.

Bring the whole family to enjoy a fun day in the country, including your pet on a leash.

Bookings are essential to ensure that Eastern Colour has plenty of fruit for everyone to pick, so please see the website for further details and the next picking events.

Just Red Wines

Just Red Wines is a family-owned and run boutique winery in the Granite Belt region of Queensland specialising in red wine. All wines are made on the premises from grapes grown on the Just Red Wines estate.

Grape varieties are Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat and Viognier. Chances are you will find the winemaker in the cellar door when you visit.

Just Red Wines has a keen interest in minimising the use of chemicals and lean towards organic methods where possible.

Granite Belt Brewery

At Granite Belt Brewery, you can experience fresh beer on tap straight from the brewery.

See how the brewery works from the viewing lounge. Feel and smell the ingredients and have the brewing process explained by friendly staff or by the brewer.

In the Brew Bar, try a tasting paddle or simply work your way through the range of craft beers on offer. Great food is available in the restaurant for lunch and dinner. Match your meals with their locally crafted beers and extensive local wine offering.

There’s no need for you to eat, drink and leave either. Choose to stay in one of their private cedar timber cabins, relax and enjoy their beautiful Australian bushland setting.

Savina Lane Premium Granite Belt Wines

Located in a gorgeous setting overlooking the vineyard, Savina Lane’s beautiful cellar door welcomes visitors by appointment, except during vintage (November to March). Their Inner Circle wine club members are welcome to visit throughout the year by arrangement.

Two wine experience programs are offered – both include a tasting of their premium hand-picked, single vineyard wines.

The Curious Wine Encounter takes one hour. The Wine Decoded experience starts with a black glass tasting and includes tastings of six premium wines and an in-depth look at how all the senses play a part in wine appreciation. It takes two hours. See the website for pricing.

Visitors who participate in the programs are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the view from the terrace afterwards or take a stroll through the lovely vineyard.

Bungawarra Wines

Expect a 100 percent boutique winery experience at Bungawarra Wines, and you will come to taste that size really does make a difference.

With vineyards established over a century ago, Bungawarra, meaning ‘granite rock by shallow water’, has a long tradition of winemaking on the Granite Belt.

This small family-owned winery has a simple focus on growing the best naturally-produced fruit to produce the best-flavoured wine.

All phases of winemaking, from fruit production to bottling, are carried out on the estate with the personal attention of wine-makers Jeff and Tom.

Upon arriving at the spectacular bush setting, let your palate be personally guided through their wines from reds, whites, dry to sweet, including their famed liqueur muscat from 90-year-old vines, and you will gain a real appreciation of both the care and hard work that crafts their wines.

Varieties planted are Semillon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Muscat, and the two Strange Bird varieties Gewurztraminer and Malbec. All are lovingly tended with sustainable vineyard practices so that what you have in your glass expresses the individuality of Bungawarra.

Enjoy tasting them in the beautiful setting here among the hills of Ballandean. Picnic facilities are available too.

Golden Grove Estate

Golden Grove Estate is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery. The grapes are Estate grown and produced and they specialise in alternative varieties, which are marketed under the Strangebird promotion.

Golden Grove Estate is home of the Costanzo family whose rich Italian Heritage is reflected in sumptuous, rich wines and a friendly approach to helping choose the perfect wine for you.

For fine dining, unwinding with friends or for those moments of solitude – Golden Grove Estate Wines provide good taste in all occasions.

Golden Grove Estate Wines are amongst Queensland, Australia’s finest, and they invite you to visit the Ballandean vineyard and winery.

Mountview Wines

Mountview Wines is an established vineyard and cellar door set on 40 lush acres with an array of cabins and caravan sites, outdoor fire pits, barbecues and a pizza oven for guests and visitors to enjoy. Located in the Granite Belt just 10 minutes from Stanthorpe, where you will find trendy boutique shops and plenty of local produce. Mountview Wines is just a stone’s throw from Girraween National Park for bushwalking trails.

Jester Hill Wines

When Michael and Ann Bourke set off for the Granite Belt on their motorcycles in March 2010, little did they realise that nine months later, they would be the proud owners of Jester Hill Wines.

Established in 1993 with the first plantings, Jester Hill Wines strives to ensure the unique Continental climate of the Granite Belt region is represented in every bottle.

Jester Hill Wines is a family-owned and operated winery. Michael and Ann believe there is a wine for everybody and their wide range of styles and varieties is sure to find favour with even the most discerning palate.

The modern cellar door and beautiful grounds lend themselves to celebration. Sunday lunch for 12, birthday dinner for 20 or an intimate wedding for 60 – utilise their cellar door, terrace and landscaped gardens to create your perfect day – high tea on the lawn, canapes in the winery between barrels, supper at a long table amongst the vines.

The beautiful extensions to the cellar door were opened on April 1 2007. Bus and coach tours can be catered for with a dedicated large-group tasting area in the cellar door without impacting the special attention paid to individuals.

Mrs Claus’ Kitchen at the Granite Belt Christmas Farm

Granite Belt Christmas Farm is focused on bringing the tradition of sharing exquisite festive foods and sweets with family and friends all year round. The cafe has inside and outside dining and offers a delicious all-day menu for Breakfast and Lunch.

The Cake Cabinet is loaded with handcrafted tarts, cakes and fudges to tranquilise your taste buds!

Enjoy marshmallow moustaches with our famous cup of Belgian Hot Chocolate or offers coffees, milkshakes and cold drinks. The cafe is BYO wine and beer, and a corkage fee per person applies.

Nestled in the heart of the Granite Belt wine region, family-owned and operated Granite Belt Christmas Farm. Renowned for bringing the ‘Christmas Spirit’ alive all year round, there are a bundle of Must Do’s on the farm for the whole family.

Granite Belt Christmas Farm creates a fun family atmosphere where memories and traditions can be created. Let the kids explore Santa’s animals, wander through the fields of real Christmas trees, savour the fresh smell of pine, or visit the farm In harvest season and let the kids pick the perfect tree for your family festivities.

Capture the magic of Christmas through the doors of the Mistletoe Store and browse the spectacular range of Christmas decorations and gifts. Taste, indulge and enjoy Mrs. Claus’ festive hand-crafted sweet treats and gourmet products.

Jamworks Gourmet Foods

Jamworks Gourmet Foods Café and Larder is a fully licenced café and manufacture of artisan preserves.

They manufacture 80 plus products which are gluten and preservative free and are made on site using local produce where possible.

Open Wednesday to Sunday and 7 days during Queensland School Holidays.

The menu includes breakfast, lunch and light meals including their trademark scones.

Groove ‘n’ Grill Diner

Step back in time and indulge in Stanthorpe’s Best Burgers at Groove ‘n’ Grill Diner, your Retro Dining Experience on the Granite Belt.

Named as one of the top 5 burger restaurants in Queensland by Delicious Magazine, you’ll be spoilt for choice by their mouthwatering American Style Burgers, Hotdogs, Loaded Chips & Shakes.

Grab a locally roasted coffee by Altitude 925, and pair it with a delightful scone, slice or in-house baked sweet of your choice. Yummy Club Sandwiches and lighter sandwich, salad & toastie options that are sure to hit the spot. All this surrounded by retro neons, music memorabilia and cool tunes pumping on the jukebox.

Open Daily for Breakfast and Lunch, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Ridgemill Estate Winery and Cellar Door

Their Cellar Door is open for tastings and wine purchases Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 3pm . The friendly cellar door staff will introduce you to the range of ridgemill estate wines with tasting notes on each from their dry whites and reds to their alternative varieties, sparkling and fortified wines.

The vineyard is amongst the highest altitude wineries in Australia at some 840 metres above sea level. Situated on a gentle sloping, south-facing field, the rows of vines are oriented north to south giving them bright morning sunlight but the chance to cool and sweeten in the late afternoon. The granitic sandy soils together with warm summers and cool evenings provide the ideal conditions for growing premium fruit with these alternative varieties that thrive in similar conditions as the Rhone Valley wines of France and the Rioja region in Spain.

White Wines and Rose… Chardonnay, Viognier, Verdelho, Semillon, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Rose (Cabernet Sauvignon).

Red Wines… Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Merlot, Mourvedre, Saperavi, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo/ Monsastrell/ Grenache.

Sparkling… ‘Eloise’ Brut Chardonnay Pinot Noir.

Fortified… Sly Dog (white sherry), Howling Dog (tawny).

Cooked from Scratch

Cooked from Scratch is a cooking school located in Glen Aplin, a beautiful part of the Granite Belt region. A dream and a lifelong passion for food and spending quality time together, preparing a meal and being able to share is what led your host Lizzie to create Cooked from Scratch. The life experiences, the sharing of knowledge, and time together that one finds at a dining room table is nothing short of amazing.

At Cooked from Scratch, it is all about creating memories and experiences, learning and sharing in a fun and safe environment. It’s a place where you can cook, eat, laugh, learn, and have fun. Cooked from Scratch cooks with local produce from the farm gate to your plate experience. Come see what this amazing area has to offer.

They have a variety of classes for you to enjoy, Lizzie can cater for groups and team-building experiences. They love food and cannot wait to share that with you. Please come join them!

You don’t have to be a guest at Sabo’s to enjoy the cooking school. Everyone’s welcome. See the website for more details about their upcoming classes.

Robert Channon Wines

Robert Channon Wines produces estate grown and made wines in the high, cool climate, Granite Belt. Their cellar door is open for wine tasting and sales, the Singing Lake Café serves lunches and the Swigmore Hall hosts the winery’s series of mainly classical and jazz concerts.

The winery is known nationally for its verdelho:
“…takes Verdelho to another level” Huon Hooke 2020
“… has long been a master of the dark arts of Verdelho” James Halliday 2016
“… arguably Australia’s foremost producer of Verdelho” James Halliday 2009

When you visit, you will be greeted by JS Bark, their canine receptionist, unless she is asleep. Yes, they are dog friendly.

There is plenty of outdoor space for children to run around and to say hello to their miniature horses.

As well as their Verdelho, we grow and make, fine Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Their Verdelho has been served at formal banquets for the Queen and in State and Federal parliament. Their 2009 Verdelho was selected as the Queensland Parliament’s 150th Anniversary White Wine.

It is the taste of the Granite Belt.
Their wines have won many medals and trophies and their chardonnay and sparkling have both been national trophy winners.
They are proud of their wines and look forward to showing them to all of their visitors.

Castle Glen Australia

Castle glen “Castle in a valley” was established in 1990 by Cedric Miller and is located on the Granite Belt, with a truly amazing Cellar Door.

The award winning castle glen is creating a reputation in the market place for world class, all natural, preservative free and chemical free products. Which means no allergic reactions or headaches. Their product range of table, fortified and sparkling wines, liqueurs, beers and distilled products. Including single malt Whiskey, capture the imagination of those who visit.

Castle Glen is securing an unrivalled place in the industry by winning 21 national awards at the Australian Distillery Awards in the past three years.

Castle Glen is known for it’s organic grape growing practices in it’s well established vineyard. The brewery produces a diverse range of beers from pale ales to the double dark. Also the famous Ginger brew and natural fruit ciders. The Distillery produces a massive range of traditional english style liqueurs and award winning spirits.

Their products are also available at Montville and Mt Tamborine Cellar doors.

Heritage Estate Restaurant, Winery, Accommodation

Heritage Estate Winery is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a superb meal with family, colleagues or friends. The chef-prepared meals are of the highest standard and feature locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

Vine + Dine gourmet lunch has International Chef, prepare five dishes like Blue Swimmer Crab on Squid Ink Pasta, Angus Beef/Reef dish, whilst 10 wines are paired perfectly. Their Sommelier tells why these flavours work well together.

Soaring ceilings, huge fires, and a brilliant cellar door is the setting. Afterward, walk in the vineyard with their viticulturist and smell the beautiful roses. Allow one – two hours, in the highest altitude 5-Star winery in Australia.

Heritage is a Winestate winner, Halliday RED-5-star rated 2016-21, AGFG 2023 Readers Choice, and QLD Tourism 2022 Bronze winner.

A La Carte is served 5days per week.

Little Gallery Café

Little Gallery Café is a warm and friendly space where customers can relax and enjoy delicious homemade food, great coffee and great service.

With an art gallery in the back room, and giftware’s to browse there is something for everyone.

Washpool Reserve Camping Area at Lake Leslie

Just 15 minutes from Warwick on the beautiful Southern Downs, Washpool campgrounds offer a beautiful bush setting campground on the banks of Leslie Dam.

Pitch a tent, bring your swag or tow your caravan – these campgrounds cater for all. If you want to enjoy the dam itself there are multiple options available – whether the adrenalin of water skiing and jet skiing or the challenge of chasing the mighty Murray cod and monster golden perch with rod and reel or even just a quiet paddle in your kayak or even a refreshing swim – this site caters for everyone.

The high-quality all-weather boat ramp at the dam makes access to the water as simple as possible.

As for the campsites themselves, choose between powered or unpowered and the very considerate caretakers will provide fire drums to assist with your open fire cooking needs. Washdown as well as full hot and cold showers and disabled facilities make this a very popular destination of choice for tourists to the region. Come for a day or stay for a week!

Please note that Council does operate this facility under a COVID Safe Plan and contact tracing and 10-metre restrictions on distances between campsites is enforced.

Brass Monkey Brew House

Creativity flows on tap at Stanthorpe’s locally owned picobrewery, Brass Monkey Brew House.

Creation of brewer Ernie Butler, their multi award-winning lagers, ales and stouts are all brewed with passion and dedication to tantalise tastebuds. Located in the peaceful countryside of Severnlea, you’ll gain expert knowledge from their team and taste their selection of fresh small-batch brews available.

Sit back with one of their beer paddles inside their rustically-charmed brewery or outdoors in their pet-friendly garden.

Line your stomach or fuel your day with one of their meals made with the love of home cooking from their kitchen.

Artworks Heritage Station Cafe

The Artworks Heritage Station Cafe is a weekend community-run Cafe. Chef Dean serves All-day Big Breakfast and great barista coffee in our friendly cafe from 9 am – 2 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Washpool Supply Co

Washpool Supply Co. is a natural soap, skincare, home health and giftware store in Stanthorpe, southern Queensland, which is part of the Granite Belt wine region.

The purpose built store opened in July 2022, after 13 years of being located in the nearby town of Ballandean, and provides a full sensory experience for locals and visiting tourists to the area wanting the complete Granite Belt experience. You will see the artisans handcrafting luxurious raw materials into gorgeous natural products for healthy skin and home. There is a product testing station to try the soap ranges, handwashes, shaving soap and more, and the team love nothing more than helping with gift selection and wrapping.

The store contains a coffee bar, where you can enjoy an organic coffee or specialty tea, whilst you browse the store surroundings, or watch the products being made in the lab. Friendly pets are welcome to visit too!

The Washpool products are made with natural ingredients including essential oils, and are supported with sustainable and ethical production and business practices.

There’s nothing better than immersing yourself in the full Washpool experience, or booking into one of the soap making workshops to learn to make your own soap.

Washpool Supply Co. is easily accessible and parking is provided nearby.

Ballandean Estate Wines

Your wine discovery starts here — in the beating heart of the Granite Belt. Ballandean Estate Wines is a feast for the senses and a must-do for wine lovers and foodies. Bring your friends and family, sink into a leather lounge, and indulge in a wine flight of your choice, signature platters, a Strange Bird varietal, or a glass of their 50th Anniversary Opera Block Shiraz.

Since 1932, the Puglisi family has been making wine on our family estate, and they would love to share their world-class wines with you. The estate is home to some of Australia’s oldest Shiraz vines, and rarest wine varietals. At Queensland’s oldest family-owned and operated winery, every bottle tells a story, of people, place and passion.

Ballandean Estate is open seven days for wine tastings, wine sales and lunch. You can experience a relaxed tasting and platters of local produce in the region’s first wine lounge, The Barrelroom.

The Cellar Door is friendly and large. You can shop for local produce at its Gourmet Food Gallery.

African Safari

Delicious South African food take away eg. vetkoek, bunny chow, samoosas, jaffles, ready made meals, treats and more.
Biltong, Boerewors and groceries.
Gifts, handbags, earrings, scarfs and more.

Ashbern Farms

Ashbern Farms is open to the public three days a week during the strawberry season which is from October to May each year. The aim is to ensure all enjoy the best strawberry eating experience possible. To achieve this, Ashbern Farms focuses on the best eating varieties and grows them in a way that guarantees quality and sweetness. Using many natural products to produce the strawberries, Ashbern Farms has a reputation locally for having the sweetest and best looking strawberries available.

Ashbern Farms offer visitors the opportunity to pick your own strawberries with trays supplied, or if you like they can provide you with a range of ready packed strawberries for your convenience. There is also a shop that serves strawberry ice-creams and other refreshments. There is a range of gifts and other merchandise for visitors to purchase.

The farm has picnic tables and children’s swings for visitors to use at their leisure whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings and daily activities of farming life. Ashbern Farms also caters for school groups by appointment.

Entry is free. Customers pay for strawberries picked by weight. No need to book.

Aussie Beef Steakhouse

Aussie Beef Steakhouse is all about fresh flavours, combined with local produce and damn fine steak.

The Steakhouse serves only the best available tender, tasty steaks. Complementing its menu of beef cuts, is a selection of sauces and a wide variety of sides. For those who prefer something other than steak, the Steakhouse offers delicious alternatives such as lamb, chicken, seafood and handmade pasta dishes.

Perfectly matched to the fine food is an elegant selection of local wines, beers and an equally impressive cocktail menu. Setting off the relaxed atmosphere, the fully stocked bar is the perfect place to meet up with friends before dinner.

Knowledgeable and attentive staff create an ambience of comfort and warmth, in casual surroundings of rustic colours, exposed beams and subtle lighting.

See for yourself what everyone is talking about. Don’t forget to reserve your table now, otherwise you may miss out!

Banca Ridge Winery at The Qld College of Wine Tourism

The Banca Ridge Winery and Cellar Door is part of Queensland’s first Wine Tourism Training College. Located at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, in the centre of Queensland’s Granite Belt Wine Region, the Cellar Door is open to the public.

The Cellar Door provides a commercial education and training context for students of the college and features the award winning Banca Ridge wines made by the students in the teaching winery.

Visitors can browse through the interpretive gallery which tells the story of the Queensland wine industry. Let their tourism students lead you through tastings of the full range of Banca Ridge wines. Their cellar door also showcases award winning Queensland wines.