Granite Belt Highlands Winery started trading its supreme liqueurs in September 2005.
Our range of fruit liqueurs, wines and creams are made from locally sourced products.
They are made from the unique fruit flavours of the Granite Belt and unlike others, there are no added preservatives.
Mark Winkler, a third generation wine maker, is rediscovering his European Heritage.
His grandfather Johannes (John) came out from Germany in 1927 and started to make his own wine in his own vineyard in Pendall Hill.
In turn his son Konrad made wine from Wha-Tobe in Glen Aplin, where he sold it by the barrel directly to the North Queensland cane cutters.
They would regularly return the empty barrels to be refilled, again and again.
The Gunn family tartan can be worn by 48 allied/sept families. The Bruce tartan can be worn by 6 allied/sept families.
We have found out-of-the-blue, a QLD state tartan which was designed by a man in Bundaberg.
Our local spinners and weavers designed the Dalveen tartan in recognition of their scottish heritage
Today, Konrad’s son Mark, following in his family’s footsteps, has established Granite Belt Highlands Winery in the heart of wine country, Glen Aplin.
He makes real fruit liqueurs using fruits from their orchard, and locally brown berries. Several wines are being developed.
Wines are available by mail order or from a number of produce markets in and around the Granite Belt.