Granite Ridge Wines was founded in 1995 by Wine Maker: Dennis Ferguson. The first vintage came to fruition in late 1996 resulting in wines that won 1 Trophy and 2 Medals – an outstanding achievement for the fledgeling winery. The winery has gone on to win many awards including:
Queensland’s BEST CABERNET – 2 years in succession
Official Parliamentary Wine: Goldie’s Chardonnay (the first time in history that a Queensland Wine has been awarded the distinction of this status)
Our wines continue to grow in stature and flavour. We produce a distinct range of both Dry and Sweet Wines including Red Wines, White Wines, Sparkling Wines & Fortified Wines as well as a delectable range of cream liqueurs. Pop in to our Cellar Door on Sundown Road, Ballandean to taste them or order via our website.
Welcome to Granite Ridge Winery, Cellar Door and Fergie's Hill Cottage.
Located in the Premier Wine Region of Queensland's Granite Belt, Granite Ridge Wines are true boutique - hand crafted wines of high quality, low sulphur and great value. We create them in small batches to provide you with exquisite attention to detail and taste.
QGranite Belt Strange Bird Wine Trail
Testament to the quality and unique wine styles crafted here at Granite Ridge Wines, we have three wines included: Petit Verdot, Tempranillo and Verdelho. To be a strange bird these quality alternative wines represent not more than 1% of the total bearing vines in Australia as defined by Wine Australia. For a truly personal wine experience you can meet our winemaker Dennis Ferguson - the man who grows the fruit and makes the wine you are tasting. Find out why our 'strange birds' are emerging as Australian favourite because of how suited they are to our climate and new food preferences.
QFergie's Hill Cottage
Fergie's Hill Cottage is located right on the pinnacle of the Granite Ridge Winery. Your own private escape for a night, weekend or week, overlooking the vineyards in the heart of the Granite Belt.
Fergie's Hill Cottage is a delightful place to stay in the Granite Belt. Close to restaurants and national parks this magical cottage is set amongst the vineyards and near enough to the winery to entice visiting wine lovers who may want to be involved in any or all aspects of the wine-making process.
The two-bedroom cottage has two bathrooms (one with Spa), log fire, full cooking facilities, a large deck overlooking the vineyard with beautiful views, perfect for enjoying the stunning sunsets or star gazing. Home made bread and jams are included in the breakfast basket, along with juice, fruit, yoghurt, cereals and freshly ground coffee. Granite Ridge Winery offers a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival and discounts on wine purchased.