The Amiens wine district, which is part of the Granite Belt Region lies north Stanthorpe and encompasses the townships of Amiens and Greenlands, Messines, Bapaume and Passchendaele. Amiens is 17 km north-west of Stanthorpe along the Texas Road. The famous Granite Belt region includes the hilly area in the Great Dividing Range between the towns of Dalveen, north of Stanthorpe, and Wallangarra to the south, near the NSW border. The Granite Belt is part of the Southern Downs area in southern Queensland. The are includes a wonderful array of small villages and hamlets dotted along the New England Highway. Stanthorpe and Tenterfield in New South Wales are the major financial centres. Stanthorpe boasts hilly terrain, an open atmosphere, clean crisp mountain air, wonderful ecotourism destinations
and nature reserves in addition to an variety of locally-grown fruits and vegetables, and of course vineyards and wineries. Visitors to the Granite Belt region love the four distinct seasons, the apple orchards, the vineyards and wine makers, and the very good variety of places to stay from backpacker to five-star resorts. The Granite Belt is located less than 3 hours by car from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and is a favourite week-end, daytrip and short break destination. It is easily accessible for tourists visiting Northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland. Stanthorpe is most well renowned for its magnificent apple crop and wines, and being the coldest village in Queensland! The Granite Belt makes most of Queensland's olives, summer stone fruits and salad foods, lavender, edible seed
crops, mushrooms and vegetables.
The region is divided into six districts for mapping and listing purposes: The local wine districts are: Amiens ; Glen Aplin ; North Ballandean ; South Ballandean ; Stanthorpe ; Tenterfield ; The Summit ; West Ballandean;.
Casley Mount Hutton, QLD Texas Rd Stanthorpe (entry via Mt Hutton Rd)
Family winery on the high range west of Stanthorpe. All wines are 100% estate grown, processed and matured in French and American Oak. Discuss various winemaking techniques with the resident winemaker. Tours of a modern winery, laboratory, oak room and vineyard are available. Both sweet and dry wines are produced. Varieties include: Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz - Merlot - Sauvignon Blanc - Chenin B...
Catspaw Farm, QLD 1697 Texas Road, Stanthorpe Qld 4380
A small family operation, the cellar door opened early 1998 and is set in gardens, overlooking large dams. A range of wines is available. Self contained accommodation is available. Situated on a 330 acre property situated just west of Stanthorpe, the property was purchased as a run down sheep property in 1989 by Chris Leonie Whitfort. It was gradually developed for horticulture and now has 15 acre...
Robert Channon Wines, QLD 32 Bradley Lane, Amiens, QLD 4380
Best known for its much awarded Verdelho, Robert Channon was the first winery in Queensland to receive 5 stars from James Halliday. Their vineyards and winery have consistently produced gold medal and trophy winning wines every year since 2001. Their wines were served to Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Brisbane. At an altitude of nearly 950 metres, the winery and Café have stunning views over the Singing Lake. Enjoy the regular classical and jazz concerts held in the winery’s Swigmore Hall. Drink in the view as you enjoy lunches, coffees and cakes in the Singing Lake Café. The winery is family friendly, dog friendly and in fact all round friendly and delighted to welcome guests for wine, food and music.