Heritage Estate

Queensland | Granite Belt

James' Review

Heritage Estate (owned by Bryce and Paddy Kassulke) has two estate vineyards in the Granite Belt, one at Cottonvale (north) at an altitude of 960m, where it grows white varieties, and the other at Ballandean, a slightly warmer site, where red varieties and marsanne are planted. Heritage Estate has been a prolific award-winner in various Qld wine shows and it has invested in a new bottling line, enabling it to use screwcaps. The weather gyrations since 2012 are reminiscent of the run of Burgundy, Franc with its up and down frost, hail and rain issues. Nice to have some comparison, I suppose, but doesn't put money in the bank. Thus ’13, ’14 and ’17 have all suffered, leaving only ’14 and ’’16 to show what can be achieved. In these circumstances, the 5-star rating from the 2018 Wine Companion has been retained.

About

Established in 1992 by Bryce & Paddy Kassulke, Heritage Estate Wines converted an old brick cold stores at Cottonvale (Granite Belt, Queensland) into an atmospheric cellar door and establishing a vineyard next door. This location is used for the growing and making of all their wines as well as special occasions such as weddings and corporate functions.

Since then Bryce & Paddy have converted and restored an old church which originated in Burleigh Heads (Gold Coast, Queensland) but was moved to Mount Tambourine. On this new location, Bryce and Paddy built the stunning glass chapel and decked area to capture the picturesque country valleys as well as views of the Gold Coast.

Having won many prestigious awards for their wines in 2015 Heritage Estate Wines received a 5 star rating in James Halliday's 2016 Australian Wine Companion. They were also named, by James as one of the Ten Dark Horse wineries of 2016.

The Granite Belt is one of the fastest emerging wine regions in the country. Our high altitude helps rank us as one of the coolest wine growing regions in Australia, and that, combined with our deep sandy soils helps us produce elegant yet powerfully flavoured wines.

Specialities

Marsanne, fiano, verdelho, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, mourvedre, tempranillo, and merlot.

Cellar Door

Information

Two beautiful cellar doors on the Granite Belt provide you with the ultimate wine tasting experience. The Church cellar door sells great coffee, and Paddy's famous home cooked food, cakes and pies.

Hours

Open 7 days a week from 9am - 5pm

Details are correct at time of writing

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Food

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Details

Heritage Estate logo
Rating
Winemaker John Handy
Established 1992
Dozens 5000
Vineyards (area) 10 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 9–5
Address Granite Belt Drive, Cottonvale, Qld 4375
Telephone (07) 4685 2197
Website www.heritagewines.com.au