4 Sunset Wine Tasting Locations around Stanthorpe
A sunset over the vineyard shouldn’t be wasted! When the day of wine tasting is done at most Granite Belt wineries, these three locations remain open so you can sip on into the sunset…
1. Summit Estate Wines
Summit Estate Sunset Sessions are a relaxed opportunity to do sunset your own way – bring a picnic, bring your guitar, bring your dog…
Lots of vantage points for enjoying sunset: cellar door terrace with tables/chairs, picnic tables and bean bags dotted on the lawns, or bring your own picnic blanket. In the colder months, there’s a campfire to snuggle up to at sunset too.
Wine taste and purchase Summit Estate Wines, plus Wickerman Beers, Ciders and soft drink.
You are welcome to…
Set up your own portable BBQ
Bring a musical instrument
Bring your games (footballs, croquette set)
YES DOG FRIENDLY!
Where: 291 Granite Belt Drive, Thulimbah Qld (10 mins north of Stanthorpe)
Sunset Sessions: Friday and Saturday nights to 7pm
Opening dates and hours can vary, so check opening hours here or phone the cellar door on 07 4683 2011
2. Balancing Heart Vineyard
The outdoor pizza oven is fired up and ready to go and the views across the valley and vineyard are just stunning for Balancing Heart Vineyard‘s Sunset Pizza Sessions!
Enjoy the sunset views from: seated inside the cellar door with large glass windows, from the verandah seating or at the picnic tables overlooking the dam.
This trendy cellar door is one of the hottest spots since it re-opened with a fresh new-look and new name in 2020. What didn’t change is the fabulous wines by winemaker Mike Hayes and of course the heart-shaped balancing rock – a must-see on a sunset walk through the vineyard.
YES DOG FRIENDLY!
Where: 221 Old Wallangarra Road, Wyberba via Ballandean QLD (10 mins south of Ballandean)
Sunset Pizza Sessions: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (pizzas served from 5pm)
Bookings Essential ph: 1300 000 221 or firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Ravens Croft Wines
Ravens Croft Wines is one of those boutique sized wineries where the person pouring your glass is the winemaker himself – Mark Ravenscroft! The intimate cellar door has the ‘charisma of a wine bar’ and the seating on the deck is ideal for soaking in the epic sunset views across the vineyard.
Two must try’s are Mark’s Verdelho and Pinotage – both alternative grape varieties and Pinotage being a variety from his South African homeland is one of his particular favourites to grow and to introduce to cellar door visitors.
Pre-order a cheese platter to enjoy with your wines (must be ordered at least the day before).
Sunset Sessions: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, just phone Mark ahead of time to confirm your arrival ph: 4683 3252 or 0414 978 783
4. Sunset Tasting & Dinner with Filippo’s Tours
When: Fridays and Saturdays from 2pm