Welcome to Just Red Wines
We are a boutique winery in the Granite Belt region of Queensland, Australia. As our name suggests we are specialists in red wine. All our wines are made on the premises from grapes grown on our property. Our grape varieties planted are Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat and a small planting of Viognier to go into our Shiraz/Viognier. We also have two self contained vineyard stay cabins available for your accommodation.
How to find us
We are very easy to find. Just turn east into Eukey Rd at the Ballandean Tavern and we’re exactly three km from the New England Highway.
Granite Belt “terroir”
Although most people associate Queensland with warm subtropical beaches, we are in a unique climatic region just west of the Great Dividing Range near the New South Wales border. Our altitude of almost 900m provides cool nights in the summer and very cool winters. The warm Queensland sunshine is particularly suited to growing red wine and hence we have chosen to specialise.
Our soils are decomposing granite similar to the best soils of the Hermitage appellation of the Cotes du Rhone in France. Hermitage is the home of Syrah or Shiraz as we call it here in Australia. Our summer temperatures are also similar to this region and therefore Shiraz/Syrah is well suited to our vineyard. After planting two rows of Viognier we are now producing a Shiraz/Viognier which is also traditional to the Northern Rhone.
Through experimentation we have also found that some of our soils produce excellent Bordeaux varieties Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The latest addition to our range is Tannat, native to south west France, which makes a full bodied red and is also a great blending wine. We have found it adds quality to our Cabernet Merlot blends.
Our cellar door is open for tasting and sales seven days 10.00am to 5.00pm except Christmas Day and Good Friday. Closed September. If in doubt please give us a call.
Outside these hours we open by appointment. We ask also that large groups please make an appointment.
Phone 07 4684 1322 or 0419 795 329.
How to order our wine
Wine may be purchased through our online shop or by contacting us for other options.
Just Red Wine Club
Many visitors to our cellar door provide their name and email address to receive quarterly emails about our special deals available to club members. Members also receive a 20% discount on purchases made online. If you would like to join the wine club please contact us via the contact us page.