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Strange Bird is the quirky name given to the Granite Belt’s alternative grape varieties. The Granite Belt Alternative Wine Trail was launched in 2007, with new varieties and strange bird wineries added to the trail each vintage. This tour is perfect for those who like something different, for those with a sense of adventure and those who want to educate their palate.

Learn More About Strange Bird Here

Click Here for PDF of the Granite Belt Alternative Wine Trail Map & Brochure


We can pick you up from your preferred location. Just let us know and we will be there.


Ridgemill estate is located in the heart of the Granite Belt in Queensland’s premium wine growing region. The vineyard is orientated north to south to make the most of the sun’s rays to ripen the bunches slowly and evenly to produce distinctive, rich and flavoursome wines from the cool climate region.


At 1000m above sea level, Symphony Hill Wines is a family-owned boutique winery located in the cool climate Ballandean highlands of Queensland’s Granite Belt. Symphony Hill specialises in high quality wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Verdelho, Chardonnay and Viognier grapes proudly grown on the estate.


Golden Grove Estate Vineyard and Winery, is situated in the highlands of the Ballandean Valley, in the heart of Queensland’s premier wine district, the Granite Belt. The high altitude of 820 metres and cool summer climate make the area ideal for the growing of classic wine grape varieties and production of fine wines. Golden Grove Estate consists of 40 acres of classic wine grapes including Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet,  Semillon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Black and White Muscat. Alternative varieties include, Barbera, Tempranillo, Mouvedre, Malbec, Durif, Vermentino and Nero d’Avola.


Satisfy your taste buds and sit amongst the 150 year old wine barrels whilst you dine at ‘the barrelroom’ situated in the heart of Ballandean Estate Wines, one of the oldest and largest wineries on the Granite Belt. Combining French training and progressive Australian fare, ‘the barrel room’ has composed a menu with the seasons to celebrate the offerings of the Granite Belt and surrounds. A menu that is honest and simple in its ingredients, yet the culmination of a fierce passion for food.


Situated in the beautiful rugged high altitude hills of Queensland’s Granite Belt at 980 metres above sea level, Hidden Creek has hot summers and bitterly cold winters. This climate together with the arid granite rocky soils draws similar comparisons to inland European regions such as northern Spain, the inland south west of France around Cahors and Gaillac, and the upper Rhone Valley in France. These regions have a tradition of delicious characterful wines that are wonderful accompaniments to food. At Hidden Creek we have adopted the inspiration of these regions.

**Please note: Wineries and order of itinerary may vary due to availability. Times are also a guide and subject to the amount of fun you are having.


5-6 Passengers: $140.00 per person

7-10 Passengers: $135.00 per person

For groups 4 or less, please contact us for tour pricing.

All prices are GST inclusive.

Included in these prices is wine tastings at four wineries/vineyards, sumptuous lunch, luxury transfers with complimentary chocolates and gift basket.

Prices are for pick up at approximately 9:30am at one pick up and drop off location returning at approximately 4:00pm.

Please advise when enquiring, if your accommodation or pick up location is outside of Stanthorpe CBD as itinerary may vary and surcharges may apply.


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