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Modern Australian in Stanthorpe & Ballandean


Located at Ballandean Estate winery and suitably flanked by massive 150-year-old wine barrels, Barrelroom is one of the Granite Belt's top dining destinations. Using seasonal regional produce, the kitchen creates so…
Winery in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Ballandean Estate

The Puglisi family have been making vino here since 1931 and their estate is Queensland’s oldest family-owned and operated winery. Award-winning vintages aside, the estate also sells products made by local food arti…
Winery in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Ravens Croft Wines

Highly respected winemaker Mark Ravenscroft produces superb reds, including petit verdot, Tempranillo and pinotage. The latter varietal hails from South Africa, like Ravenscroft himself. Among the whites is a top-no…
Winery in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Robert Channon Wines

Located 11km west of Stanthorpe, Robert Channon Wines is not short of trophy-winning wines (try the Verdehlo or chardonnay). A four-star James Halliday winery, the estate includes a buzzing cafe (open Friday to Mond…
Music in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Stanthorpe Rocks

An annual bash at Ballandean Estate winery, on the second weekend in November. Head in for a rocking weekend of food, wine and Aussie music stalwarts like the Black Sorrows, Hoodoo Gurus and Wendy Matthews.
Winery in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Golden Grove Estate

Established in 1946, this third-generation family-run estate has established a solid reputation for its many unique varieties, among them Spanish Tempranillo and Italian Barbera, Vermentino and Nero d’Avola. A James…
National Park in Girraween National Park

Girraween National Park

A 16km drive east of Ballandean, Girraween National Park is home to some astonishing granite boulders, pristine forests and brilliant blooms of springtime wild flowers (Girraween means 'place of flowers'), all of wh…
Modern Australian in Stanthorpe & Ballandean


In an angular, steel-and-stone construction overlooking vines and a bird-studded dam, student chefs from the adjunct Queensland College of Wine Tourism hone their culinary skills under the watchful eye of profession…
Microbrewery in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Brass Monkey Brew House

Just south of Stanthorpe is this award-winning, family-run microbrewery. Occupying a humble tin shed scattered with communal tables and a fireplace, its small-batch beers (made using local hops) are listed on blackb…
Brewery in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Granite Belt Brewery

It's not just about the wine around here – there are some local breweries too! Swing into the bar at the Happy Valley accommodation-restaurant to sample some local suds. A $12 tasting paddle (or the driver-friendly …