International Wine Day

Happy Shiraz Day

Shiraz or Syrah has paved its way in Oz as the most planted variety across most, if not all wine regions here in Australia. With styles ranging from medium body Northern Rhône Syrah styles seen as “Old World”, from cooler climates regions with a style of dark berries, floral bouquet often seen as lean and elegant to the high tannin “New World” bold Shiraz black pepper and spice often associated with the fruit concentrate.

Read More

Celebrate International Chardonnay Day in the Granite Belt

Chardonnay on its own as a grape variety is quite neutral and highly influenced by its terroir and the nurturing of the wine maker. It responds to a far wider range of wine making techniques than most varietals, making it a true expression of the collaboration of nature’s elements and man’s creativity… it’s Art!

Read More

International Tannat Day with Tony Hassall of Just Red Wines!

Let’s celebrate International Tannat Day with renowned producer of Tannat in the Granite Belt and member of QWIA, Tony Hassall of Just Red Wines! Tony, his wife Julia and son Michael first planted Tannat in 2010 at their vineyard in Ballandean, with the first vintage in 2014. Tony was a Wine Industry Development Officer for the Department of Primary Industries and part of his role was to research grape varieties. In doing so he discovered that the French red grape…

Read More


To facilitate the pursuit of excellence in the production of Queensland wines, encourage the promotion of Queensland wines, and to deliver leadership to the Queensland Wine Industry.


PO Box 207
Stanthorpe, QLD 4380
0408 814 339
Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm


  • Queensland Wine Awards Entries Now Open
    Entries for the Queensland Wine Award are now open and close 10am Wednesday 13th September 2023. We would like to acknowledge and thank "The Star" for their continuing support of the Queensland Wine Industry.