Spotting Stanthorpe’s Autumn Colours
Stanthorpe’s soaring altitude at over 700 metres above sea level brings Queensland’s coolest temperatures where the months of April and May come with a show of beautiful autumn colours in parks and vineyards. Time your visit during autumn to see the red grape varieties being picked as the countryside turns stunning golden shades of red and yellow.
Top Spot: Boireann Winery!
When the autumn colours appear the picture perfect spot is at a little boutique sized winery north of Stanthorpe called Boireann Winery. After you’ve found your way up the avenue of stunning autumn colours along the driveway and past the autumn colours of the vineyard, meet winemaker Brad Rowe, whose French and Italian variety wines have see this winery listed in James Halliday’s top 100 Australian wineries.
Tip: The winery is typically open Friday to Monday, but we recommended phoning ahead to check opening days/hours.
Down by the Quart Pot Creekside
Quart Pot Creek is a lovely creekside walk through Stanthorpe any time of the year, though its beauty is at its best when the autumn colours are out. Park near the Visitor Information Centre and take a stroll to the Big Thermometer. There are walkways in both directions from here. Walk under the bridge and follow the pathway through town, or cross the low level creek crossing and head the opposite direction to The Red Bridge to see an impressive landmark of Stanthorpe’s history.
Colours in the Vineyards
There are dozens of cellar doors across the Granite Belt and all are ready to greet you during autumn with rows of vines in all their autumn beauty. During April red grapes are still being harvest on the Granite Belt and some varieties are picked even into early May (season depending).
When autumn beauty comes to mind, think spots like Ravenscroft Vineyard where a boutique cedar cellar door is lined with autumn colour and Summit Estate Wines where autumn colours drape across their entrance and large deck. But truly autumn beauty is everywhere! …View Cellar Doors
Pictured above: Ravencroft Vineyard
Pictured Above: Summit Estate Wines
Take a Winery Tour
Heading out to the wineries, there’s no better way than joining a wine tour. There are group tours and also personalised tours available. …Find a wine tour guide.