Owners Harry & Glen Ireland originally hail from NSW and WA but after working in various international locations settled in Queensland in 1977. Harry, a retired partner with KPMG chartered accountant, and Glen, a publican's daughter and keen artist, opted to establish a boutique wine business that offered a leisurely retirement investment. Little did they realise how wrong they would be!
Harry & Glen Ireland planted their first grapes in 1997 after purchasing the uncultivated land from the Patti family. Since then they have expanded their crop to include numerous classic grape varieties plus alternative varieties such as Viognier and Verdelho. They specifically chose varieties with proven success in the Granite Belt wine growing region. The cellar door opened in 2004 and since then Harrington Glen has quietly forged a reputation for producing quality Queensland wine.
In the same year Harrington Glen Estate added a mezzanine art gallery above its attractive cellar door. With the passion and interest of owner Glen Ireland, the art gallery showcases and sells local artists work with an emphasis on the Granite Belt’s cultural history, heritage and picturesque landscape.
In 2009 The Harrington Glen Trainhouse was opened to provide a perfectly rounded Granite Belt escape in Stanthorpe’s most unique accommodation. The winery is nestled in the hill overlooking Townsend Rd., a destination in itself with established and reputable businesses including The Bramble Patch, Jamworks and Felsberg Bell Tower Café.