Hidden Creek

Queensland | Granite Belt

James' Review

A beautifully located vineyard and winery at 1000m on a ridge overlooking the Ballandean township and the Severn River Valley. The granite boulder-strewn hills mean that the 70ha property only provides 2ha of vineyard, in turn divided into three different blocks planted to shiraz and merlot. Other varieties are sourced from local growers. The business is owned by a group of Brisbane wine enthusiasts.

About

Hidden Creek is situated in the beautiful rugged high altitude hills of Queensland’s Granite Belt at over 900 metres above sea level which is unique in Queensland.

Roughly 225 million years ago, powerful acts of nature created the foundations for our dramatic landscape. Major earth movements rocked eastern Australia between 200 and 400 million years ago. The continent collided with an oceanic plate and ocean sediments were thrust from off-shore into the area south of the Granite Belt. This ancient sediment is known as traprock or bedrock. From the depths of the earth, hot molten rock called magma was forced upwards and invaded the traprock layer. Cooling slowly, the liquid magma solidified to form granite. Over millions of years, nature’s forces combined to erode the traprock, revealing the bare granite below.

The Granite Belt has warm summers and bitterly cold winters. This climate, together with the arid granite rocky soils, draws similar comparisons to high regions close to the Mediterranean. Areas such as north-eastern Spain, the inland south-west of France around Cahors and Gaillac, and the upper Rhone Valley in France, bear a great resemblance to our Granite Belt terrain. These regions have a tradition of unique characterful wines that are wonderful accompaniments to food.

Cellar Door

Information

Our knowledgeable cellar door staff will guide you through an appreciation of Hidden Creek wines ranging from elegant whites, serious reds and the ever-popular and refreshing pink moscato. This range of wines also includes some alternative varieties such as Tempranillo Verdelho and Viognier which we call our 'Strangebirds'. Our cellar door features silky-oak panelling and ornate leadlights originating from the old Ipswich Baptist church, and during winter our blazing fireplace will keep you warm.

Hours

Friday & Monday from 11am - 3pm
Saturday & Sunday from 10am - 4pm
To avoid disappointment - bookings are essential.

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Food

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The Hidden Creek Winery Café is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for lunch. Reservations are essential as we often fill up quickly. It offers casual dining on the enclosed terrace or alfresco (under the trees) overlooking the lake and vineyard. Some new additions have been made to the menu which is based on a modern Australian theme. The cafe can cater for larger groups and functions. Our cafe manager would be pleased to provide a quote for your group and for small weddings.

A range of regional food products are available for sale from our pantry. These include Locally sourced cheeses, New England Larder & Blue Pot Pantry preserves, Mt Stirling olive products, Granite Belt Honey, Madura Teas and Zentveld’s Coffee.

Hours

Friday - Monday for lunch only. Reservations are essential - https://hiddencreek.com.au/hidden-creek-contact-us

Details are correct at time of writing

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Accommodation

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The Winemaker’s Cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway for two. Sit by the fire or watch tv in the lounge area. There is Modern kitchen including all utensils to entertain and bathroom with linen and toiletries. Enjoy the outside on the covered timber deck and take in the tranquility of the natural bush-land setting. Take a walk around the granite boulders & vineyard and experience all that is the Granite Belt.

Facilities

-1 Bedroom
-Indoor fireplace
-Breakfast supplied
-Complimentary bottle of wine
-2 guest maximum
-Free parking
-Air conditioning & heating
-All linen & essentials provided

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Details

Hidden Creek Logo
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Winemaker Andy Williams
Established 1997
Dozens 1000
Vineyards (area) 2 ha
Opening Hours Mon & Fri 11-3, w'ends 10-4
Address Eukey Road, Ballandean, Qld 4382
Telephone (07) 4684 1383
Website www.hiddencreek.com.au