Our wines are available at these outlets:
Ridgemill Estate cellar door
The ridgemill estate cellar door is open Friday – Monday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday from 10am to 3pm and at other times by prior arrangement.
Ridgemill Estate Market Stall- Regular attendees at South Bank Markets, Brisbane. Regional Flavours from Saturday 18 July & Sunday 19 July 2015. Please join our mailing list to receive other notifications.
- Shiraz Licensed Restaurant, New England Highway, Ballandean
- Great Aussie Beef Steakhouse, High St, Stanthorpe
- Spicers Peak Lodge
- Spicers Canopy Scenic Rim Trail
Craft Wine Store, Red Hill
Ecco Bar & Bristro
- Esquire Restaurant
- Blackbird Bar & Restaurant
- GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art Restaurant & Café)
- Wild Canary
- Catbird Seat Bistro (close to The Gabba)
- Super Whatnot
- Bottegga Restaurant
- Brooks Restaurant
For more ‘wine news’ and to keep up to date on wine happenings, rigdemill estate suggests the following blogs:
Strangebird Wine Trail
Look out for the ‘Stangebird’ logo while visiting wineries in the Granite Belt. Currently there are 23 participating cellar doors in the Granite Belt which have 25 alternative grape varieties. Ridgemill Estate has 3 alternative ‘Strangebird’ varieties: jacquez, saperavi, and tempranillo.
Unique to Australia, StrangeBird is the quirky name that identifies the alternative wine varieties produced on the Granite Belt. Following the StrangeBird trail will give you a chance to dip into a bottle of Viognier or Mourvedre; learn how to pronounce Gewürztraminer or discuss the perfect food match for a bottle of Tempranillo.
The Granite Belt is a premium boutique wine region. Wine has been produced here for generations, with the first vines planted by an Italian Catholic priest more than 100 years ago. The Granite Belt is a versatile growing region with a unique terrior, due to varying elevation ranging from 700m to 1200m above sea level – creating some of the highest altitude wines in Australia.
Apart from more traditional styles, the region is quickly gaining recognition as Australia’s favourite for alternative wine varieties. To be considered alternative a variety must represent not more than 1% of the total bearing vines in Australia as defined by the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation (ABWC).
Tagged the ‘next generation of wine’, alternative varietals have been popular in leading European wine regions for generations, and are emerging in popularity because of their ability to match perfectly with food.
On the StrangeBird wine trail you will not be short of choice. Elevate your taste, discover a sense of adventure and educate your palate. Follow the trail, take a detour, adopt a strange bird and take it home today!