Top ChoiceWinery 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. Its standout wines including merlot, saperavi and durif, and a full-bodied fiano...

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Barrelroom & Larder

Massive 150-year-old wine barrels (filled with port and muscat) flank the dining room at the Granite Belt's top dining destination. Located at Ballandean Estate winery, the kitchen makes regional produce sing in...

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Bent Road Wine

Switched-on oenophiles know all about this intimate winery and its smart, out-of-the-box drops. These include small batch, experimental wines and wines fermented in traditional Georgian terracotta amphorae....

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Boireann Wines

Awarded five stars by Aussie wine guru James Halliday, Boireann grows French and Italian grape varieties, used to craft handmade, premium reds that are among the finest in Queensland. For a sip of its noted drops...

Top ChoiceFood in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Jamworks of Glen Aplin

A modern, warehouse-style space, Jamworks serves up quality, produce-driven cafe grub, from poached eggs with chilli cornbread, baby spinach, sautéed mushrooms and cherry tomatoes, to apple pie and platters...

Top ChoiceCafe in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Brinx Deli & Cafe

Cheery, new-school Brinx 'gets it'. The coffee is excellent and the cafe grub fresh, honest and made using products from the in-house gourmet deli. Offerings range from rich brownies and tangy lemon tarts to açai...

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 above...

Winery in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Heritage Estate

What was a brick cold store is now the atmospheric cellar door of this award-winning winery. Rated five stars by national wine critic James Halliday, its standout drops include bootleggers tawny, aged in French...

Winery in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Ridgemill Estate

Friendly, four-and-a-half star Ridgemill is the only riesling producer in the Granite Belt, with a style more German than Australian. Both Ridgemill's chardonnay and saperavi are award winning, and its vineyard...

Winery in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Symphony Wines

Rated a five-star winery by influential wine critic James Halliday, family-owned Symphony Wines claims the highest-elevation pinot vines in Australia. Its 2018 gewürztraminer and both its 2016 reserve cabernet...

Winery in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Golden Grove Estate

Established in 1946 and awarded five stars by Australian wine critic James Halliday, this family-run estate practically owns the vermentino style in the Granite Belt, producing an exceptional rendition. Indeed,...

Fashion & Accessories in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Kent's Saddlery

Family-run Kent's is well known for its high-quality leather goods, handcrafted on site. Even if you don't have a horse for their handsome saddles, you'll find everything from leather wallets, purses, belts and...

National Park in Girraween National Park

Girraween National Park

A 16km drive east of Ballandean, Girraween National Park is famed for its dramatically balanced granite boulders and brilliant wildflowers. These start with yellow wattle in late July and peak with Technicolor...

International in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Varias

Stanthorpe's finest restaurant by a country mile, Varias sees student chefs from the adjunct Queensland College of Wine Tourism (QCWT) hone their culinary skills under the watchful eye of professionals. The menu...

Farm in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Truffle Discovery Centre

A demand for truffle-hunting dogs first gave canine training centre Law Dogs Australia (www.lawdogsaustralia.com.au) the idea to expand into a truffle farm. A small interpretive centre explores this most prized...

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 to sample some local brews. A $15 tasting paddle (or the driver-friendly $10 version) gives...

Food in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Stanthorpe Cheese

What’s wine without cheese? The Granite Belt’s leading cheesemaker makes 11 cows' milk cheeses (all available for sampling), including double and triple bries, pungent blues and a particularly unique, whiffy...

Gallery in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery

It may be small, but this is one of Queensland's better regional art galleries, with a permanent collection that includes works by Australian greats like Margaret Olley and Charles Blackman, as well as one piece...

Winery in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Ravens Croft Wines

Highly respected winemaker Mark Ravenscroft produces superb reds, including petit verdot, tempranillo and pinotage. The last of these hails from South Africa, like Ravenscroft himself. Among the whites is a...

Winery in Stanthorpe & Ballandean

Robert Channon Wines

Located 11km west of Stanthorpe, Robert Channon Wines is rated four stars by wine critic James Halliday, a fan of their 2016 reserve shiraz. According to Brisbane-based Master of Wine Peter Scudamore-Smith, the...