Granite Belt

The Granite Belt is the most important wine region in Queensland, providing almost two thirds of the state’s production. Expect endless surprises, quality wines, amazing and interesting varieties, plus a warm welcome from the many cellar doors.

Tobin Wines

Star Cellar Door

(07) 4684 1235
tobinwines.com

The small cellar door at Tobin Wines, on the Granite Belt, is a joy to visit, but when you step through the doors, don’t expect to get out of there in a hurry. Adrian Tobin, owner and founder, will almost certainly be on duty behind the bench, regaling customers with all manner of tales.

A series of placemats, detailing the wines, are lined up for customers and Tobin will take visitors through his range, every wine in a fresh Riedel – he would not re-use a dirty glass for his wines at home, so is certainly not going to disrespect his wines when serving them to interested customers. He’ll take visitors through every part of the process, from vineyard to winery to bottle.

The wines come from some of the oldest vines in the region. Quantities are small; crop reduction can be anything up to three bunches from every four. KEN GARGETT

OUTSTANDING WINE: 2014 Tobin Jacob Reserva Tempranillo, A$125

Ballandean Estate
BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR

(07) 4684 1226
ballandeanestate.com

Balancing Rock Wines
BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR

0407 127 903
balancingrockwines.com.au

Golden Grove Estate
CELLAR DOOR WITH BEST FOOD (Sicilian lunches, seafood degustation dinners)

(07) 4684 1291
goldengroveestate.com.au

Symphony Hill
Best Tasting Experience

(07) 4684 1388
symphonyhill.com.au

Casley Mount Hutton Winery
Best Additional Experience (verticals)

0427 099 981
casleywines.com

Savina Lane
Best Additional Experience (mailing club)

(07) 4683 5258
savinalanewines.com.au

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