When To Visit

Granite Belt Wine Country is Australia’s highest wine region and sitting high on the Great Dividing Range we experience four distinct seasons.

February to April

Apple & Grape Harvest Season

All of Queensland’s apples are grown here (1 million trees!)…

  • Drive or cycle through the apple orchards
  • Eat apple pie on the farm, taste apple ciders.

Queensland’s wine region…

  • Meet the winemakers – visit a winery during grape harvest
  • Dozens of cellar doors, taste emerging wine varieties

Autumn colours in the vineyards and trees are stunning in April and early May.

June To August

Brass Monkey Season

Get ready for a cool adventure in Stanthorpe – Queensland’s coldest town!

  • Snuggle in a cosy cottage by the fireplace
  • Qld’s best location for Christmas in July
  • Hop from wineries to breweries

Why is it called Brass Monkey Season?

September To October

Apple Blossom Season

September and October is Apple Blossom Season in Queensland’s Granite Belt.

  • Take a country drive to see Stanthorpe’s one million apple trees burst into blossom (end of September to mid October)
  • Visit vineyards as they burst with new spring growth (it’s called bud burst!)
  • Wildflowers appear in Girraween National Park
  • See stone fruit orchards in blossom (end of August, early September)

December To January

Christmas Season

Queensland’s Must-Do Christmas Location!

  • Choose your own Christmas tree at the farm!
  • Pick cherries and take home boxes of summer stone fruits
  • Buy Queensland wines for summer celebrations
  • Buy Christmas gifts from the bush

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