9 Spots to Wake up with Vineyard Views!
Granite Belt Wine Region, Southern Queensland Country
Take a peek at our favourite places to stay in Stanthorpe and Ballandean for waking up to the serenity of vineyard views.
Azjure Studio Retreat
Azjure Studio Retreat is Australia’s most highly awarded couples accommodation, custom-built just for couples. Here you are simply surrounded by top wineries (Granite Ridge Wines, Tobin Wines, Golden Grove Estate and Ballandean Estate, to name just the closest few)… just take an easy walk or drive down Sundown Rd.
What’s more, the spa studios and the Villa look out across the Ballandean valley to Sirromet’s St Jude vineyard as well as Cody’s and Smith’s vineyards. In addition, right by the studios, and around the Villa, is Azjure’s own piece of Queensland wine history – the oldest Pinot Noir vineyard in the state, which produces their very own Azjure Reserve Pinot Noir.
Nestled on 100 beautiful acres with panoramic views, this is a superbly designed world class property with superbly designed accommodation.
Twisted Gum Wines Cottage
This 1920’s farm cottage is located in the centre of Twisted Gum Wines vineyard! Stroll down to the cellar door for tastings with Tim and Michelle and it’s only a walk next door to Hidden Creek Winery & Cafe where meals are available Friday to Monday. The cottage has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped modern kitchen, toasty wood fire and a sunny living room overlooking a vine covered deck.
Ridgemill Estate Cabins in the Vineyard
You can literally lay on your bed and look out over the vineyard at Ridgemill Estate. It’s a stroll to the cellar door for tasting Ridgemill’s award winning wines, but no need to rush on over because there’s a complimentary wine awaiting your arrival. Ideal for couple says and why not spoil yourself – this place were awarded Silver in the 2019 Deluxe Accommodation Category of the Queensland Tourism Awards!
The verandah views from Sancerre Estate’s 3 bedroom cottage and also their B&B rooms (pictured below) offer a high aspect view across the vineyard and right through the valley of neighbouring wineries all the way to Sundown National Park. And who are these neighbours nearby… we’ve talking Ballandean Estate, Tobin Wines, Granite Ridge Wines and Golden Grove Estate to name a few. Hosts Stacey and Brad provide all guests with their own private tasting session of View Wines, grown on Sancerre Estate.
Just Red Wines Cabins
Just Red Wines in Ballandean produces just that… only red wines. Sound perfect? Well why not settle in for a few days in the vineyard within stroll of their cellar door in a modern self-contained, two-bedroom cabin. Situated in a tranquil setting, overlooking the vineyard and adjacent to native bush and giant granite boulders.
A Stanthorpe Getaway
Choose from three very different options here: A large rambling Farmhouse (pictured), a very affordable little Studio Cottage or unique modern 8-sided Yurts… all of which offer vineyard views in the village of Ballandean at Stanthorpe Getaway accommodation.
Staying here you are overlooking the famed Sirromet Wines’ vineyards. Stroll across the road for a closer look along the quiet St Jude’s Lane for a countryside walk beside the vineyards, then pop around the corner to wine taste Sirromet Wines at their cellar door inside popular cafe St Jude’s Bistro & Cellar Door.
Kurrajong Barn & Cottages
For groups looking to stay amongst the vineyards we love Kurrajong Barn and Cottages in Ballandean. This 5 bedroom renovated barn sleeps up to 10, plus there’s a 2 bedroom cottage also onsite that sleeps another 4. The location – in the little village of Ballandean, with views over Sirromet Wines vineyards and just a walk to dining and wine tasting at St Jude’s Bistro and Cellar Door!
Fergies Hill Cottage
This 2 bedroom country cottage is just the spot for relaxing on the deck overlooking the vines… and it’s located onsite at Granite Ridge Wines so you’ll never short of a top drop to go with your views. Fergie’s Hill Cottage is close enough to the cellar door for convenience, but far enough away for lots of privacy – it’s just you and the vines!
Ree’s Rd House & Mason House at Mason Wines
Situated in the middle of Mason Wines’ Rees Rd vineyard wake up to vineyard views at the beautifully renovated Rees Rd House. This three bedroom house can sleep up to 8 people. The house is tucked away in the privacy of the vineyard and so there’s no worries sinking back and enjoying the vineyard views which can be seen even from the bathtub!
The house has a large deck which overlooks the vineyard and contains an outdoor fireplace and that’s in addition to the large indoor fireplace to keep you cosy on the cool Granite Belt nights. It’s just a short drive from the house to Mason Wine’s Cellar Door Cafe.
Also on the Mason Wines’ property is Mason House, which offers panoramic views of the vineyard and sure is a striking view in itself, being an inspirational design modelled on Cape Dutch architecture from the Stellenbosch wine region of South Africa.
And a nearby to the vineyards…Heritage Winery Cottage
Wake up at Heritage Estate Winery in Heritage Winery Cottage (note: there are no vineyard views from the cottage, but the vineyards are very close to the cottage, as is the whole cellar door, so we’ve featured this wonderful little cottage for you).
It’s s step back in time, to 1864 when you book at this 3 room cottage, which is uniquely completely lined with cedar. Snuggle up on the leather lounge in front of the fire, plus enjoy the comforts of the kitchenette and modern bathroom. The view from the front deck is over the estate gardens.