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Banca Ridge Winery & Cellar Door

The Banca Ridge Winery and Cellar Door is part of Queensland's first Wine Tourism Training College. Located at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, in the centre of Queensland's Granite Belt Wine Region, the Cellar Door is open to the public from 9:00am to 4:00pm, 7 days a week.

The Cellar Door provides a commercial education and training context for students of the college and features the award winning Banca Ridge wines made by the students in the teaching winery. Visitors can browse through the interpretive gallery which tells the story of the Queensland wine industry.

Let our tourism students lead you through tastings of the full range of Banca Ridge wines. Our cellar door also showcases award winning Queensland wines.



Featured Wine:  2013 Viognier (Gateway Series)

This is a full bodied unwooded white wine that displays a bouquet of apricots and hazelnuts.  The palate has great length and finishes full of flavour.  Try this wine with full flavoured white meats or pasta with a cream sauce. The 2013 Viognier is a Strangebird wine variety.

Banca Ridge Winery & Cellar Door

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Banca Ridge Estate - Wines

The Estate wines are grown and produced by Stanthorpe State High School students on site under the guidance of the Queensland College of Wine Tourism (QWCT) winemaker.  The school vineyard was planted in 2000 and consists of Marsanne, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Tempranillo grapes.

The Series includes:

Fossickers White - semi-sweet made from Marsanne grapes
Tin Miners Red - semi-sweet made from Merlot grapes
Dolcé 50 - fortified Merlot (375ml)
Passito - dessert white wine (375ml)

Banca Ridge - Gateway Series

The Gateway Series is produced by students from the Gateway Schools 'Young Winemakers' program at QCWT.  Under the guidance of the QCWT winemaker, students pick. crush, produce, bottle and label these wines.

The Series includes:

2009 Semillon
2011 Verdelho
2010 Viognier
2010 Rosé
2009 Tempranillo
2009 Petit Verdot
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir

Banca Ridge Wines

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Wine Tasting Notes

Banca Ridge Wine Club coming soon

 Strangebird - Granite Belt Alternative Wine Trail


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