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West Ballandean District, Grante Belt Region - Wine, Wineries, Vineyards, Winery Tour Maps, Cellar Doors - Ballandean

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climate Ballandean lies in the heart of the Granite Belt Region in southern Queensland, just south of Stanthorpe and just north of the border with New South Wales. Ballandean is famous for its beautiful natural setting, fantastic country hospitality, its fabulous accommodation and its closeness some of the best vineyards and wineries in Queensland. Ballandean exemplifies the features of the Granite Belt wineries district which is a favourite for Brisbane residents on day trips and winery tours, and foir tourist to the region. Ballandean is the perfect place to stay and explore the bounty of the Granite Belt Winery Region. Just a short distance south of Stanthorpe, Ballandean has a wonderful variety of accommodation type available ranging from farmstays, bed and breadfasts, hotels, motels, holiday houses and luxury retreats. Luxuriate in the tranquillity and peacefullness of country living and relax in the beautiful natural settings amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Granite Belt Region. The name of the region is derived from the terrain of the local landscape which features large granite boulders which dot the rugged hilly countryside.The Granite Belt encompasses an area that extends from north to Allora and Clifton, Inglewood and Texas in the west, to Cunningham`s Gap (just 120 km south west of Brisbane) in the east and south to the boundary village of Wallangarra. The centre of the district is the village of Stanthorpe and the region borders New South Wales, and adjoins the wineries surrounding Tenterfield. The numerous boutique wine makers today make a very broad variety of wine methods focused on Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Semillon. Though much of Queensland is regarded as being too hot for growing grapes, the Granite Belt is one of the highest altitute vineyard districts in Australia ranging from 700-1200 m. This climate features freezing frosty winters and moderately hot, but not warm summers. The major climatic problems in this district are for this district are late frosts, highly variable soils and moderate chance of rain throughout the harvesting period. Local Wine tourism is of critically important for the wineries in the Granite Belt. There are now in excess of 50 boutique wine makers in the 5 districts in the area as well as a wonderful variety restaurants, cafes and fine produce outlets. You can see a list of all wineries in the Granite Belt Wineries . The local wine districts are: Amiens ; Glen Aplin ; North Ballandean ; South Ballandean ; Stanthorpe ; Tenterfield ; The Summit. For a tour map of the area see: Granite Belt Map The West Ballandean District which includes wineries in the area to the West of Ballandean.

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