The Granite Belt - A Superb Lifestyle

The Granite Belt – A Superb Lifestyle - arguably Australia's top Verdelho vineyard and winery, substantial residence with tennis court and stables and major water supply on 320 acres.

The property offers 19 acres of established vineyards, a 100 tonne winery, cellar door and cafe. 

"Robert Channon has long been a master of the dark verdelho" James Halliday 2016.

"......takes the verdelho to another level and intensity altogether" James Halliday 2013.

"Robert Channon Wines, arguably Australia's foremost producer of Verdelho" James Halliday 2009.

"They are by far the best Verdelhos I have ever tasted." James Halliday 2003.

This is a rare opportunity to own this superb vineyard property, also suitable for cattle and agriculture with a substantial water supply and a water licence for 27 hectares. The 6 bedroom homestead has magnificent views over the Singing Lake. There is ample room to construct tourist accommodation and to extend the vineyards. All of this with the enviable lifestyle on the Granite Belt, Queensland's popular, cool, high altitude tourist destination  just 2.5 hours' drive from Brisbane and 1.5 hours from Toowoomba.

Address: 766 Amiens Road, Stanthorpe 4380
Approx. 8 minutes direct drive to Stanthorpe along sealed road
Size: 129.5 HA (320 acres) Zoning: Rural
RPD: Lots 331 and 332 on SP: 261267
Water Licence: 27 HA (incl 2 licences of 13ha and 14ha) pumped from a 225
megalitre storage dam (Reeves Gully)
Authorised Purpose: Irrigation
Titles: Property on 2 titles - previous approval to subdivide to a third 40HA parcel.

Property Improvements:
• Homestead:
Quality build in 2001 for current owners in Gympie Blocks sandstone with sweeping uninterrupted views over the lake and the property.
Approx 64 squares under roof, 10ft ceilings, entrance hall, spacious open plan lounge/dining with local stone fireplace, well designed sunny family kitchen with gas and electric appliances and enhanced by idyllic views from all windows, large study, 6 bedrooms (main ensuite), another with ensuite, 2 family bathrooms, billiard/family room, laundry, double car garage. Storage heaters, ceiling fans, NBN connected.
Delightful under cover ‘al fresco’ areas with wide verandahs to encompass the superb views of the lake and grounds – perfect N/E aspect for all year entertainment and family festivities.
Alternatively the residence is ideal for a B&B due to its generous size and layout and to complement the winery business. The location is perfect – just minutes to town and near several local attractions.

Tennis Court - full size and flood lit
Garden with irrigation sprinkler systems
Oak paddock with trees inoculated for truffles
1 hay shed
Horse paddock with 2 stables and lunging ring

Land Improvements:
• Pump Shed and pump for large main dam (225 mega litres)
• 4 bay machinery shed
• 5 dams for cattle
• Fencing to 6 paddocks – 2 electric
• Cattle Yards, Loading Ramp and Crush
• Woodland area with small waterfalls (when running)
• Second Dwelling: low set brick veneer home built in 1970’s – good condition with 3 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, dining room, bathroom and laundry. It has a large double garage/storage shed and is very separate from the main homestead.
This would be suitable for a farm manager or to rent.
Currently it is rented on a periodic lease for $280 per week.
• Underground power: in place for a potential prime new house site overlooking the lake

Robert Channon Wines - on Lot 331 (40HA)
Robert Channon Wines is one of the Granite Belt’s flagship wineries with an iconic reputation as a top producer of Verdelho.
“Robert Channon has long been a master of the dark arts of Verdelho” – James Halliday 2016
“..takes the Verdelho to another level of length and intensity altogether” – James Halliday 2013
“ arguably Australia’s foremost producer of Verdelho” – James Halliday 2009
Established in 1998 by the current owners Robert and Peggy Channon, it was the first Queensland winery to receive 5 stars from James Halliday.


Robert Channon Wines was the first Queensland winery to receive 5 stars from James Halliday.

Its Verdelho has won the Trophy for Queensland’s Best White Wine on an unequalled four occasions, including three years in a row.

At national shows it has won Champion Chardonnay at the Royal Brisbane Show (in competition with all of the top Australian chardonnays) and Champion Sparkling Wine at the Australian Small Winemakers Show.

It has won Champion Queensland Winery at the Royal Brisbane Show (three times) and the Australian Small Winemakers Show (three times).

Robert Channon Wines has won 26 gold medals and numerous silvers and bronzes since its first vintage in 2000.

Robert Channon’s wines were chosen to be served to Queen Elizabeth II during her last Australian tour and the Verdelho 2009 was chosen as the Queensland Parliament’s 150th Anniversary White Wine.

All of these wines are estate grown and made at Robert Channon’s winery and vineyard at Amiens in the Granite Belt. 

Over the years the winery complex has expanded to include a cellar door, 100 tonne winery, wine storage building which converts into the popular concert venue, The Swigmore Hall and The Singing Lake Café with its stunning view.

• 8 HA of wine grapes (approx. 7 acres and 12 acres)
• Permanent netting covering : to protect against birds, hail and frost
• Vineyards in drip irrigation system: includes all current operating equipment, tractor, sprayers etc. Irrigation from main dam via electric pump and underground pipeline – this can be isolated to individual rows and for fertigation
• 100 tonne capacity winery: fully equipped with crusher, press, tanks, cold room etc and separate wine storage shed which converts into the concert hall
• Cellar Door: sandstone block/iron roof, open plan, storage, office, toilets
• “Singing Lake Cafe ” – built in 2008, approx. 135m2, commercial kitchen, caters for 60 covers,
Currently leased at $150 per week.
Wine stocks are not included - can be purchased separately.
Robert Channon Wines is a nationally respected and recognised Winery.
It is a highly successful business with a busy Cellar Door, wholesale and export sales, Wine Club, Concert Hall (“Swigmore Hall”) and “Singing Lake Café.”
BUYERS PLEASE NOTE : Robert Channon Wines which is on Lot 331 forms part of this entire sale or can be purchased as a separate entity asking $1.95million.
Lot 331 and Lot 332 Asking $3.85million
For full details and to arrange a comprehensive viewing, contact Anne Lindsay on 0418 737309 or David Schnitzerling on 0418 717979 and also more information is available on the following link:




Fireplace Outdoor entertainment area Terrace/Paved Fenced Tennis court Balcony Verandah Undercover outdoor area Sprinkler System Smoke Alarms Safety Switch
6 4 4
Suburb Stanthorpe
Address 766 Amiens Road
State QLD
Price 3.85 Million
Property Type residential
Property ID 674
Category Acreage Semi-rural
Land Area 129.53 ha

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