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.
Winemaking at Just Red Wines is very much a family affair. Tony and Julia with their son Michael have been making wines together since 1993. Both Tony and Michael are qualified winemakers and make the wine together.
Our Cellar Door
Our cellar door is cozy and friendly. Chances are you will find one of the three of us in the cellar door when you visit. We are happy to answer your questions about the processes that have gone into our grape growing and winemaking. We can accommodate groups of up to 20 for tasting and sales.
We ask also that large groups please make an appointment.
Phone 07 4684 1322 or 0419 795 329.
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 Northern Rhone in France, the home of Syrah (or Shiraz as we usually call it in Australia). Our summer temperatures are also similar to this region and therefore Syrah is our flagship wine along with Shiraz Viognier for which we have received multiple awards.
Through experimentation we have also found that some of our soils produce excellent Bordeaux varieties Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Our alternative variety ("strange bird") is Tannat which we have found very well suited to the Granite Belt "terroir".
Must Try Wines
- We participate in a regional Wine Trail: Strangebird Alternative Wine Trail
- Nearest recommended accommodation:: We will soon be opening two tourist cabins on our vineyard
- Good quality wine competitively priced for everyday consumption
- Premium wine for special occasions
- Wine and service that is pleasing to our customers
- Strangebird Alternative Wine Trail