Mother’s Day Ideas to Impress in Wine Country
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, Sunday 8 May 2022, and here’s our tips for spoiling mum with an outing in Granite Belt Wine County. Plan a country drive or overnight for a mini-break: Stanthorpe is just 2hrs from Toowoomba and 2.5hrs from Brisbane.
Afternoon of Jazz in High Heritage Style
This grand cellar door building is a really special place to discover, once an apple store and converted to a cellar door laden with antiques and full of fine wine!
Farm Fresh Strawberries in the Sun
Share a lazy morning or afternoon tea with mum at a sunny table outside the Ashbern Farms strawberry farm cafe. Their strawberry smoothies, milkshakes and ice cream is made onsite and they make a great coffee too. The tables overlook a grassy area for younger kids to run around and a lovely big country style swing set overlooking the strawberry patch!
Strawberry picking season is open until the end of May, so do some strawberry picking with mum before you leave for the sweetest locally grown souvenir!
Open Mother’s Day 9am – 4.30pm
On the outskirts of Stanthorpe
Spend a relaxing day touring the Granite Belt, sampling some of the region’s best wines and a delicious two-course lunch at a selected winery. View all bus tour operators in the Granite Belt.
Balancing Heart Vineyard
At 1000 metres above sea level, the scenic vineyard and cellar door at Balancing Heart Vineyard offers a lovely short stroll out to see the unique heart-shaped balancing rock!
This picture-perfect spot offers views to the vineyards and hills of Girraween National Park beyond and there’s even live music on Mothers Day all afternoon.
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch at Jamworks
Jamworks Gourmet Foods Cafe & Larder is the go to spot for gourmet cafe food on the Granite Belt and will be a top pick this Mother’s Day for a special breakfast, brunch or lunch. Make sure you book because it’s no secret that this is the spot to take the family out for a meal this Mother’s Day!
For the opportunity to do it your way this Mother’s Day, choose a boutique winery such as Casley Mount Hutton Winery. Here Sonya and Grant give personal winery tour sand wine tasting with the winemaker – great family time together and memories to last!
Open Mother’s Day 9.30 to 4.30 pm
Bungawarra Wines are another boutique winery where you can do it your own way, with a BBQ area provided for you to cater your own visit.
Open Mother’s Day 10am – 4pm.
Impress Mum with a Special Lunch Booking!
On the Granite Belt you can’t go pass the World Class dining experience of Varias Restaurant in the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, for a lunch that will totally impress mum on her special day. Dining at Varias is an occasion fitting for dressing up a bit fancy and celebrating, so book in for a lunch and impress mum this Mother’s Day.
On the Railway Platform
The railway station platform of the historic Wallangarra Railway station is a truly unique lunch or brunch idea for mum this Mother’s Day, with an affordable menu that the whole family will find their favourites on. Located in Wallangarra, 30 minutes south of Stanthorpe, or just 10-15 minutes south of Ballandean and all the cellar doors!