Friday, September 18, 2009
The Granite Belt has produced plenty of fine award winning vintages of late. But when such accolades go to our young winemakers, especially those who have studied, trained and worked in the region, we can’t help but feel a special pride.
Harrington Glen winemaker Stephen Oliver was recently named as a 2009 Wine Society Young Winemaker of the Year finalist. The winner of ten finalists, selected from across Australia and New Zealand, will be awarded the prestigious title at Sydney in November.
Stephen completed his viticulture and winemaking studies at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, has trained under local wine guru Jim Barnes and produces award winning wine for Harrington Glen Estate in Glen Aplin.
If a short break to the Granite Belt is not an option at the moment, come sample and purchase his wine at the Granite Belt Growers Market at Southbank this Sunday, 20th September on Little Stanley Street from 10am.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Is it a train? Is it a house?
Actually it's a trainhouse and it overlooks Harrington Glen's nine acre vineyard just south of Stanthorpe.
This makes a great addition to the boutique accommodation on the Granite Belt. The carriage hails from Melbourne and was one of 20 originally purchased from Victorian Railways by a Molong man. In 2007 Harrington Glen's Harry Ireland was taking his grandson to Dubbo Zoo....they took a detour and saw this carriage. Harry bought it and has spent two years lovingly restoring and converting it. It now it provides tourist accommodation for those wanting a very different room with a view in the Queensland wine capital.
The trainhouse opened in May 2009 and features three en-suite bedrooms, plus a fully equipped kitchen. The autumn views at the moment are spectacular and when you alight the train you can sample the wines from their Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Verdelho, Voignier or White Muscat.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER, 2011.
We have been doing well in the award stakes. 3 bronze medals at the Toowoomba Show - no silver or golds for Queensland. 1
Gold and 4 bronzes at the Cairns Show and last Wednesday night we were surprised with winning the Trophy for "The Best Queensland Red", for our 2008 Cabernet, plus 3 bronze medals, at the Australian Small Winemakers Show. There were only 3 gold medals awarded for Queensland and we were one of them. Really chuffed. We also receive 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals at the Queensland Wine Awards.
Friday 20th April, 2012.
Guess What, our 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon has just been awarded 5 Stars by Winestate. This on top of the Best Queensland Red at the Australian small winemakers show makes it a pretty good drop.
Harrington Glen Estate owners are aging, and would like to move on. The new owner would walk into a picturesque and fully equipped vineyard and cellar door, plus train house accommodation. If you are enthusiastic and have marketing skills, this is the property for you. All offers will be considered. Do yourself a favour, and take a look!!!