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Tenterfield District in the Granite Belt Region, Queensland - Wine, Wineries, Vineyards, Winery Tour Maps, Cellar Doors - Tenterfield

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climate Tenterfield, located close to the northern border of NSW with Queensland, is known as the `Birthplace of Our Nation'. Sir Henry Parkes outlined his renowned Federation speech for his vision of for a united Australian, on 24th October 1889 at the local School of Arts. This was followed by the federation of all Australian states into the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. Many of Tenterfield`s heritage buildings are preserved, such as the Police Station, Railway Station and Gaol. Other famous buildings are: Deloraine, Stannum House, The famous Tenterfield Saddlery, Stretford House, St Stephens Church (where Banjo Patterson got married here in 1903). The outstanding colonial architecture is combined with an array of magnificent natural features (including Boonoo Boonoo Falls National Parks and Bald Rock) panoramic, pristine landscapes, a climate with four definite seasons with warm summers, frosty winters and delightful autumn and spring seasons. Tenterfield is a wonderful place for a relaxing holiday exploring the region. You can swim in the local dams. lakes and rivers, go fishing, horse riding or walking along the bushwalking trails and enjoy the local ecotourism opportunities and see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat.
Tenterfield is an ideal base for exploring local vineyards and wineries as the Granite Belt wineries are located to the north (in Queensland) and the New England Wineries to the south and west. The high-altitude mountainous area is also famous for its fruit and wide range of fresh produce and outstanding crafts and arts. There are more than 30 local wine produces in the area close to Tenterfield including Ballandean Estate, Jester Hill Wines, Felsberg Winery and Whiskey Gully Wines. The rich volcanic soil and high altitudes create an unique terroir and generate an outstanding range of wines unique to the area. Varieties including Merlot, Chardonnay and Shiraz. Most wineries have cellar door sales and tastings. See Wineries in the local districts Amiens ; Glen Aplin ; North Ballandean ; South Ballandean ; Stanthorpe ; The Summit ; West Ballandean. For a tour map of the area see: Granite Belt Map
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