Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Granite Belt wineries make Gourmet Traveller's Top Cellar Doors' List

This month, Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine discovered Australia's Top Cellar Doors (see April/May edition). Included in the illustrious mix were three Queensland wineries; Granite Belt's Robert Channon Wines and Summit Estate, plus Granite Belt wine producing Sirromet.

Robert Channon was described as, "this boutique winery has gone from strength to strength, establishing a reputation for Australia's best Verdelho, from their immaculate vineyard." Standout wine: 2011 Robert Channon Verdelho

Not to be outdone, Summit Estate earned praise with, "Recent years have seen the winery take on a special feel, with winemaker, Paola Cabezas Rhymer, making some of the best wines in the region." Standout wine: 2009 Summit Estate Alto Tempranillo.

Closer to home, recently the Courier Mail selected the Best five wineries of southeast Queensland. Scoring a top gong was the latest winner of Queensland's Best Cellar Door Award, Ballandean Estate; and once again, Sirromet and Summit Estate.  

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