Mother’s Day Guide to Stanthorpe and Granite Belt Wine Country

Make Mum’s day extra special this Mother’s Day with a trip to Granite Belt Wine Country.

Here’s the scoop on the best ways to spoil her for a day or a weekend.

Share a Morning Collecting Farm Fresh Strawberries

Share a morning at Ashbern Farms picking your own farm-fresh strawberries. The perfect option for a family Mother’s Day out.

The tables here overlook a grassy area for younger kids to run around and there’s a country-style swing set overlooking the strawberry fields. Treat Mum to a freshly made strawberry ice-cream or coffee after.

Mother’s Day weekend (Friday – Sunday) is the last chance to head out Strawberry picking in the Granite Belt until October.

Mother’s Day Nibble Paint & Sip at Ridgemill Estate

Relax and create with Mum this Mother’s Day at Ridgemill Estate Learn how to create a stunning silhouette painting inspired by the beautiful flora of the Granite Belt. BYO something that reminds you of ‘Mum’ to incorporate into your painting and personalise what you create.

Included is a complimentary glass of wine & a shared grazing board to nibble on between brush strokes!

Book your spot now.

Take a Cooking Class

Don an apron and take Mum for a cooking session at Cooked From Scratch Cooking School. Your host, Lizzie Sabo, showcases the best of the Granite Belt’s produce in small-sized classes where you’ll enjoy your final creations with a glass of local vino. They say the more the merrier, Sabo’s offers group bookings too to spend a day creating food to share.

Gift Idea: Grazing the Granite Belt

For a last-minute gift that won’t disappoint, grab a ticket to Grazing the Granite Belt happening the weekend after Mother’s Day, 18 – 19 May. This is the ultimate ‘lazy’ weekend for wine and food enthusiasts to taste their way around Granite Belt Wine Country.

One ticket includes local gourmet grazing dishes, wine pours from boutique wineries, Sunday brunch and the unlimited use of all-day hop-on-hop-off buses to eight local venues.

Take Mum to Washpool Supply Co.

Grab your bags and head on a shopping spree at Stanthorpe’s Washpool Supply Co. Here, you’ll find the most luxurious handmade and skin-sensitive eco soap and skin products. This isn’t just a store, it’s a full sensory experience where you can see the hand-crafting process and test their products at their testing station. Trust us, this one will be a hit with Mum.

If you’re starting your day here, there’s a coffee bar in-store too, for your daily dose of caffeine.

Can’t make it to Stanthorpe? Check out their online store and get these handmade goodies from the Granite Belt delivered to your door.

 For a hands-on gift, book her a spot in one of their small-group-sized Soap Making Workshops. The full day includes demonstrations, coffee, morning tea and a healthy lunch, ending with taking home 2kgs of soap and plenty of knowledge about making cold-process soap.

Lunch in High Heritage Style

Check out the ever-classy Heritage Estate Wines to bring mum this Mother’s Day for no ordinary sit-down lunch. Their gourmet Vine & Dine Journey (available Thursday – Monday) starts with a vineyard walk with the vigneron and being guided through wines with their sommelier, before a divine 5-course degustation paired with a wine flight.

True to the name you’ll find Heritage Estate Wines cellar door has a yesteryear atmosphere, laden with collectables and antique furniture, complete with an open log fire.

Sip Away on a Local Wine Tour

Take your tastebuds on tour and let someone do the driving for you. Spend a relaxing day touring the Granite Belt, sampling some of the region’s best wines, meeting local winemakers and indulging in a delicious winery lunch.  

View all winery tour operators in the Granite Belt.

Brunch with Mum

Jamworks Gourmet Foods Cafe & Larder is the top pick this Mother’s Day brunch. This go-to spot in Glen Aplin is no secret where their ever-changing seasonal menu is matched with some of their favourite locally sourced and made condiments. Our hint – make sure to book ahead!

If a gourmet picnic is more her taste, grab a basket and check out their shelves of best-selling jams, relishes, chutneys and more that pair perfectly with a good cracker and some local cheese.

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A Weekend Away

Treat Mum to a Granite Belt Stay this Mother’s Day.

You’ll be spoilt for choice too from spa studios to deluxe villas and cabins surrounded by acres upon acres of natural bushland.

Some of our favourite spots that we think she might love perfect for some R&R include Barrel View Luxury Cabins, 31 the Rocks, Earth and Soul Retreat, Girraween Environmental Lodge and Azjure Studio Retreat.

To add that extra special sprinkle to a Mother’s Day getaway, you’ll find most accommodation with breakfast hampers, antipasto and grazing boxes available to add onto your booking too.

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