Winery Experiences - Stanthorpe

Must-do Stanthorpe winery experiences!

ridgemill estate's winery experiences are fun and interactive.

Choose a self-guided exploration to discover Stanthorpe's regional wine trails or frolic in the sun alfresco style on a picnic play day! Take a winery tour to dive deeper into our world of wine and buffer up your vino lingo by spending personal timewith our experienced staff or head winemaker Peter McGlashan.

Unleash your silent adventurer!

Fuel your curiosity, create lasting memories and learn something new along the way.


Book your Winery Experience here!


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Strange Bird Flight of 3 Wine & Cheese Experience

Sit back amongst the vines at a table set especially for you!

The Granite Belt has a growing reputation as one of Australia’s top producers of alternative variety wines- known here as ‘strange birds.’

Jointly founded by our winemaker Pete McGlashan one Sunday afternoon over a beer, these alternate varieties are now celebrated across the region via a trail aptly named the 'strange bird alternative wine trail.' At ridgemill estate, you’ll discover Saperavi, Tempranillo , Viognier and Verdelho

Sit back amongst the vines at a table set especially for you with some of our strange birds. Indulge a flight of three wines paired with local cheese and condiments from the region.

Experience includes:

A table set for 2 @ ridgemill estate // Self guided strange bird discovery // Flight of three wine (80ml) from our strange bird wine collection // Tempting cheese platter of local cheese, chutney and olives

Cost:$50 Per Person

Duration:Allow 90 minutes

People:2-4

Booking times:Mon- Sat: 11:00am - 3:00pm | Sun: 11:00am - 1:00pm


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Grape to Glass Master Class

A great experience for friends and couples!

At ridgemill estate, we lovingly tend to our vineyard and wines by hand, from picking to bottling. Our wines seldom leave our care until it is time to pass them on to you.

Our vineyard sits some 840 metres above sea level and enjoys an ideal climate for growing premium wine with a terroir similar to the Rioja region of northern Spain.

Journey through our grape to glass cycle. Learn about the coarse, free-draining, granitic soils that bring the unique character and inherent qualities to our wines. 

Experience includes:

Vineyard tour @ ridgemill estate (30 min) // Wine tasting experience in our cellar door (45min) // 1 x $30 gift voucher (per group) to spend on ridgemill estate wine instore

Cost:$50 Per Person

Duration:Allow 75 minutes

People:2-4

Booking times:Monday -Thursday: 11:00am -3:00pm


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Picnic Play-Day!

Sneak away to a sleepy country lane in the beautiful Severn River Valley and enjoy a picnic play - day experience on our village green at ridgemill estate.

Arrive @ ridgemill estate to begin your day. We’ll show you to our bikes and wave you off to feel the wind against your face as you slide into a slower pace of life.

Find a special spot to settle in with your picnic hamper and let the games begin – giant jenga or kubb is calling you!

Complete the experience with a take home bottle of ridgemill estate wine and hamper of regional produce.

A special experience for couples or friends!

Experience includes:

Bike hire / Use of estate games // Gourmet picnic hamper and blanket (for 2) // Complimentay bottle of ridgemill estate wine // Regional produce hamper to take home (valued @$50)

Cost:$100 Per Person

Duration:Allow 3 hours

People:2

Booking times:Mon-Sat 10:00am-2:00pm | Sun:10:00am-12:00 midday


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Winemaker's Tasting Experience

Enjoy a special wine tasting experience!

Situated at an elevation of 840 meters above sea level, our vineyard benefits from a climate that is perfect for producing premium wines.

The terroir closely resembles that of the Rioja region in northern Spain, giving our wines a unique and rich flavour profile.

You will spend at least one hour with our winemaker/s for a special wine tasting experience. Learn about the history of the estate and the unique characteristics of the Granite Belt wine producing region.

You will hear about the key characteristics, what were the vintage experiences in the making and the suggestions for longevity for each of the wines.

Enjoy this exclusive wine tasting experience in the contemporary styled cellar door overlooking the vineyard and beautiful Severn Valley.

The tastings will include the estate's premium wines, back vintages, and barrel tastings or tank samples.

Experience includes:

A session with the winemaker | Exclusive specialized tasting experience | Cheese board.

Cost:$100 per person

Duration:Allow 60 minutes

People:2 — 6

Booking times:Mon - Thurs | 10:00am - 3:00pm


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Yarned up Naked Vines - Winery Tour & Tasting

YIKES!! Our vines are naked - but fear not, we've 'jazzed up' the vineyard! 

Quirky, playful, engaging, and personable, ridgemill estate located in Stanthorpe is not your typical winery - we like to have fun and keep things light-hearted.

In cahoots with our friends for the Jumpers and Jazz event in Warwick, we’ve created a yarn bomb celebration championing of course our very own signature ingredient — GIANT CROCHETED GRAPES!

Put on colourful socks, wear your favourite winter woollies, and get ready to have some fun!

PS — a selfie with giant crocheted grapes is mandatory!

Experience includes:

Vineyard tour and selfies | Wine tasting experience | 10% discount on wine purchases

Cost:$25 (Adults only) 

People: Solo or group bookings available

Optional Upgrades:Cheese board and grazing platters

Duration:Allow 60 – 90 minutes

Booking times:Available22 — 26 July | Between 10:00am — 3:30pm

Additional Information:Leave the stilettos at home we'll be exploring the vineyard!


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Stargazing Night

Get up close & personal with star clusters and nebula. If 'the stars align' maybe even a planet or a galaxy or two!

The Granite Belt is renowned for its clear night skies, perfect for stargazing.

With local astronomy enthusiasts providing a line up of telescopes including 8”, 16” and 20" scopes, there's no doubt we'll get some incredible views of celestial wonders.

A guide with a laser pointer to navigate through the stars and constellations will be onsite to add an educational and immersive touch to the experience.

Ridgemill estate with a combination of natural beauty and lack of light pollution is the ultimate destination for star gazing and with a waning moon, we expect conditions for viewing to be perfect! 

Can we count you in for this captivating journey through the cosmos?

·       Catering onsite by Jamworks Gourmet Foods 

·       Live music by Grace Steele

·       Wine, cheese and grazing boards available

·       Braziers and fire pit in place to keep you warm!

Cost:FREE EVENT

People: Limited numbers - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Duration:Allow 3:5 hrs

Booking Times:ONE NIGHT ONLY Saturday 3 August

Additional Information:Dress warm | Children to be supervised | Pets allowed butMUSTbe leashed


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Pick Crush Plunge Vintage Experience

Due to overwhelming interest, the ‘Pick Crush Plunge’ Experience will return again as Vintage 2025 draws closer!

Please check back for updates!

2024 Experience included:

Vineyard walk and educational experience | Tour of wine production space | Grape picking experience (depending on schedule) | Observation of grape crushing activities (depending on schedule) | Plunging of red wines under fermentation (depending on schedule) | Complimentary wine tasting in our cellar door } Gourmet cheese platter to share | 10% discount on wine purchases'

Cost: $TBA

People:Solo or group bookings available

Optional Upgrades:TBA

Duration:TBA

Booking times:TBA