12 Mother’s Day Ideas to Love in Wine Country
Spoil mum with these lovely ideas for Mother’s Day outings 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.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner!… Sunday 12th May
1. Afternoon of Jazz in High Heritage Style
Check out this classy and cosy spot to bring mum this Mother’s Day! Heritage Estate Wines north of Stanthorpe will be a buzz with a 6 piece jazz band playing all afternoon and wine, lunch, cheese platters and refreshments available for purchase throughout the day.
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! More about Mother’s Day Jazz at Heritage Estate.
Mother’s Day, 12 noon to 4pm
Entry is $20.
Bookings preferred, phone: 0450 039 450
2. Farm Fresh Strawberry Waffles 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 waffles are divine 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
3. Mason Wines Mother’s Day Lunch
The Mason Wines Cellar Door and Cafe is always a favourite lunch spot and with their special Mother’s Day Menu, bookings are essential. Seat mum facing the windows, for views overlooking the vineyard views and surrounding hills.
Of course there is also the wine tasting bar to be enjoyed, plus chilli tastings, Queensland olive tastings and even the new gelato bar.
Mother’s Day lunch is $30 per person for 2 courses, available 11.30am – 2.30pm.
Bookings ph: 0439 530 535.
4. Free Wine Glass Gift for Mum with Wine Tour
Treat mum to a wine tour around Stanthorpe and Ballandean with Filippo’s Tours and each mum who tours on Mother’s Day will receive a bonus small gift – a Filippo’s wine glass.
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. The tour departs 9.30am and cost is $110 per person, including pick-up within 25kms of Stanthorpe. View tour options. View all bus tour operators in the Granite Belt.
5. Free Glass of Bubbles with Mother’s Day Lunches
Dine at Paola’s Winemakers Kitchen at Robert Channon Wines this Mother’s Day and a glass of bubbles is ‘on the house’ with your meal! Paola’s unique Spanish/Argentinian menu is really something special to experience and with the stunning views this is a top pick for spoiling mum!
Paola’s Cafe is open this Mother’s Day for lunch from 11am – 3pm. Pre-bookings ph: 0468 785613
6. Free Wine for Mum at Balancing Rock Wines
Take a stroll through the Balancing Rock Wines vineyard with a complimentary glass of wine of your choice this Mother’s Day! At 1000 metres above sea level, this scenic vineyard offers a lovely short stroll out to see the unique heart-shaped Balancing Rock!
Owners Lori and David invite you to pack a picnic to enjoy under the olive trees around the picnic spot that’s right next to their cellar door. This picture-perfect spot offers views to the vineyards and hills of Girraween National Park beyond.
Open Mother’s Day 10am – 4pm.
7. 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!
Bookings phone: 07 4683 4171
Open Mother’s Day for Breakfast from 9am. Lunch 11:30 – 3pm. Café closes at 4:30pm.
8. A Rose for Mum at a Quaint ‘Queenslander’ Cellar Door
Take mum to the cutest ‘Queenslander’ cellar door – Twisted Gum Wines for wine tasting this Mother’s Day and with your wine purchase they’ll add the extra special touch of presenting your mum with a freshly picked rose from the cellar door rose garden. The cellar door is located along Eukey Road in Ballandean.
Open Mother’s Day 10am – 4pm
9. Sparkles at Summit Estate Wines
Summit Estate offers your mum a special tasting of their range of 6 sparkling wines this Mother’s Day! This cellar door has a fabulous atmosphere and large areas to gather, with lots of space for family indoors, on the verandah overlooking the vineyard and even lots of space for kids to run on the lawns outside… while mum enjoys her bubbles!
For take home sparkles, buy 5 and the 6th bottle is free.
Open Mother’s Day 10am – 2pm
10. Personalised Winery Tour & BYO Picnic
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 welcome you to BYO a picnic platter to have on their cellar door deck and they’ll give your family a personal winery tour and wine tasting with the winemaker – great family time together and memories to last! Casley Mount Hutton Winery were recently awarded Best Cellar Door Additional Experience by Gourmet Traveller Wine for their vertical tastings (same wine variety across multiple vintages).
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.
11. 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. Ph: 07 4685 5050
While we’re talking fancy lunches, the Barrelroom at Ballandean Estate Wines is another lunch option where the sense of occasion is created as soon as you walk in the door. With new owners and an exciting new menu, this iconic dining spot will be a popular pick this Mother’s Day, so phone ahead to make booking. Ph: 07 4684 1326
12. Free Dessert for Mum 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. Plus this Mother’s Day mum receives a free dessert or scone with a full priced meal. It’s located in Wallangarra, 30 minutes south of Stanthorpe, or just 10-15 minutes south of Ballandean and all the cellar doors!