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! You can even 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.

We offer you the opportunity to purchase an experience for yourself or buy a gift voucher for a friend.

Unleash your silent adventurer!

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

Book your Winery Experience here!


Strange bird flight of 3 wine & cheese

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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

Duration: Allow 90 minutes


Booking times:

Mon- Sat: 11am -3:00pm // Sun: 11am - 1:00pm


Grape to Glass Master Class

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COST: $50 Per Person

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

Duration: Allow 75 minutes


Booking times:

Monday -Thursday: 11am -3:00pm


Picnic and play-day!

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COST: $100 Per Person

A special experience for couples or friends!

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)

Duration: Allow 3 hours


Booking times:

Mon-Sat 10am-2:00pm // Sun: 10am-12 midday


 Winemaker's Tasting Experience

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COST: $100 per person

Winemaker's Tasting Experience

Hang out with our winemaker Peter McGlashan for a special tasting experience at Ridgemill Estate.

The Winemaker’s Tasting Experience offers an an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at our wine making process, mini vineyard tour and a cheese tasting board.

Experience includes:

A session with the wine maker // Exclusive specialized tasting experience // Cheese board.

Duration: Allow 60 minutes - mid week offer > Monday-Thursday<

Booking times:

Mon- Thurs // 10am - 3pm


Mother's Day Nibble Paint & Sip

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COST: $55 per person

Mother's Day Nibble Paint & Sip

Spoil mum for a few hours of fun & colourful mayhem on her most special day of the year

Join us for a creative, relaxing, fun-filled ‘Nibble Paint & Sip’ experience this Mother’s Day.

Learn how to create a stunning silhouette painting inspired by the beautiful flora of the Granite Belt. BYO something that reminds you of ‘Mum’ to incorporate into your painting and personalise what you create.

Experience includes:

All materials are provided | No experience is necessary | You take home what you create!

Complimentary glass of wine & a shared grazing board to nibble on between brush strokes!

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COST: 2025 TBA

Pick Crush Plunge Experience

Due to overwhelming interest, the ‘pick crush plunge’ experience will return again as Vintage 2025 draws closer

Please check back for updates!

Experience includes:

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