Prepare yourself for an unforgettable day out as we take you on an exceptional wine tasting experience in complete luxury. We’ll whisk you around the Granite Belt in our luxury bus and visit 5-Star wineries rated by James Halliday’s Wine Companion.
9:30am: PICK UP FROM PRE-ARRANGED LOCATION
We can pick you up from your preferred location. Just let us know and we will be there.
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.
Ballandean Estate Wines is an icon in the Queensland Wine Industry and has been owned and operated by the Puglisi family since 1929. Four generations of the family have nurtured the vines and produced wines with the result so far being award winning vintages and hospitality that is unsurpassed. The wines produced are varied with signature styles being Viognier, Sylvaner, Shiraz and Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc. The range of wines available reflects the belief that there is a wine for all palates and to this end, the wine styles range from dry to sweet and their specialty, fortifieds.
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.
Jester Hill Wines is a family owned and operated winery. Owners, 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 surrounded by vines make Jester Hills a popular stop. At Jester Hill Wines, they believe the enjoyment of wine is central to many of life’s experiences!
Make a quick stop at Mt Stirling Olives to sample the olive range including Spanish Manzanillos spiced with herbs, chilli and garlic, Greek Kalamatas, Salted and Sundried Olives, Jumbo Kalamatas, Cracked Turkish Style Olives and Jim’s latest inclusion the Manzanillo bathed in Coriander and Garlic. The range has now expanded to include rich and fruity extra virgin cold pressed olive oils. This also includes oils infused with the natural flavours of truffle, lemon myrtle, bush lime, garlic and chili. For the sweat tooth head to the Fudge cottage, where there is over twenty five flavours to choose from.
Make your last stop of the day at a quaint family owned and operated Nano-Brewery who have created a broad variety of handcrafted boutique beers for all taste-buds. All boutique beers are created by owner Ernie Butler, and are all brewed and bottled onsite. Ernie is a Multi Award Winning Brewing Champion within Queensland and Australia. His unique creation of freshly brewed beers are unquestionably something to get excited about. They provide the first refreshing beverage while you settle in to wind down for the afternoon. If you wish to sample more of Ernie’s range of freshly brewed beers this will be at your own expense.
*These wineries have introduced a tasting fee of $5 per person, this fee is redeemable on your purchase of wine.
**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: $160.00 per person
7-10 Passengers: $150.00 per person
For groups 4 or less, please contact us for 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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