The Granite Belt Winery Tour

The Granite Belt Winery Weekender is the perfect way to see a large stretch of this beautiful part of the country with carefully curated locations in just one weekend.

Staying at Braeside Homestead – a heritage listed, 145-year-old property in the Southern Downs, QLD, guests will be immersed in the best the region has to offer. Visiting Ridge Mill Estate, Balancing Heart and Savina Lane Wines, guests will be treated to wine tastings, lunch and a tour if you wish, travelling back to the homestead for a dinner by the fire – cooked by a private chef.

The last day of the weekend is spent at Spicers Peak Lodge, where guests can book ahead for a luxurious massage before lunch is spent at the two-hatted restaurant for four courses with matching wines.

This special weekender is an experience that will stay with guests long after it has ended, with the flight home over the rugged border ranges, spotting hidden waterfalls along the way – a truly “pinch yourself” moment.

Pick up and Drop off Locations

  • Lismore Airport
  • Ballina Airport
  • Tyagarah
  • Private Properties (Byron Region)
  • Additional locations available on request

Sample Itinerary

Friday

4:00pm – Collect guests, fly directly to Braeside Homestead
4:45pm – Arrive at Braeside Homestead
6:30pm – Dinner and wine by the campfire

Saturday

Breakfast at the Homestead
10:30am – Departure for Ridge Mill Estate
10:45am – Arrive Ridgemill for wine tasting, cheese platter and tour
12:00pm– Depart Ridgemill Estate for Balancing Heart Winery
12:15pm – Lunch and wine tasting
14:00pm – Depart Balancing Heart for Savina Lane Wines
14:15pm – Wine tasting and wine education tour at Savina Lane
16:00pm – Depart Savina for Braeside Homestead
18:30pm – Dinner hosted by Private Chef at Braeside for food and wine pairing

Sunday

Breakfast at the Homestead
Morning spent exploring the grounds, playing tennis, or by the pool
10:00am-12:00pm – Departure for Spicers Peak Lodge
Departure time is dependent on if guests would like to book a massage or tour at Spicers Peak Lodge
12:30pm – Four courses with wine pairing at ‘The Peak’ (two-hatted restaurant)
15:30pm – Depart Spicers Peak Lodge for home