Friday, August 16, 2013

Wine Time in Granite Belt Country

It wasn’t that long ago that Queensland’s wine making industry was little more than a footnote to Australia’s world renowned vineyard culture.

It wasn’t that long ago that Julia Gillard was the Prime Minister of Australia either.

The point is this: things can change quickly.

The Queensland wine industry has matured in recent years; as a result, local makers have been increasingly recognised as producers of very good wines.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

No sour grapes over list glitch

HARRINGTON Glen Estate Wines joins a string of local wineries to receive top marks from James Halliday in his latest review of the region.

The establishment was one of nine Granite Belt wineries to achieve four- and five-star ratings, but a glitch in the system saw them excluded from the accolades on the Wine Companion website.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Eight wineries, lots of stars

EIGHT Granite Belt wineries have received top honours in James Halliday's recently-released 2014 Wine Companion.

Boireann Winery, Golden Grove Estate and Symphony Hill Wines all received five stars while Ballandean Estate Wines, Ravens Croft Wines, Ridgemill Estate, Tobin Wines and Twisted Gum Wines all picked up four stars.

NOTE: The Wine Companion website missed noting that Harrington Glen also received a 4 star rating.

[read more at The Daily News]