…and that was discovered on the 3 hour trip to Stanthorpe for wine touring with friends.
So Stanthorpe is a tiny town about 3 hours from Brisbane. It’s in a particularly rocky section of The Granite Belt region, unlike it’s bigger but blander neighbour Warwick, which is home to lots of south east Queensland’s farming.
Stanthorpe has wine.
Lots of it. And it’s cold, which means that Briswegians often pop over there in winter for a true cold experience.
Here’s some of our memories:
- Sutton’s apples. Best apple pie ever and apple picking
- Anna’s. Italian restaurant with 80s decor but the biggest portions of good food I have ever seen. No one finished their dinner.
- Sommerville Valley Tourist Park and Resort. A little out of town, this place looks like a run of the mill caravan park and camping ground, but has waterfront cabins near the damn that are nicer than our apartment. With fireplaces. We’re already re-booked for one of my travel companion’s birthday.
Moggill ferry over to Ipswich
Sutton’s Apple pie. Don’t order lunch.
Vincenzio. A good place to buy almost everything. Yes, we took several shots pretending to eat the apple.
This happened far too often
The view from our cabin.
Slow children? You don’t need to tell it like it is.
This was next to the Jamworks. It’s an “outpatient” garden, complete with rose beds, crutches and bed pans. Hehehehe.
Pyramid wines pyramid.
Spaghetti primavera at Anna’s. Delicious vegetables (much needed after a long day in the car). Couldn’t finish it all.
Vego gnocchi. Also too big to finish!
Look closely. Spiderwebs covered in morning dew.
pee AND wee, mind you. I never realised the difference.
A quick snap of Warwick’s impressive church.
The sky is so beautiful here.
Oh yeah, and we bought over a dozen bottles of wine and a case of microbrew. And cheese. And tapenade. And apples. And strawberries. Go here if you like food.