Queensland College of Wine Tourism - Banca Ridge Cellar Door and Winery

The College incorporates the Award Winning Varias Restaurant, Conference and Function Centre, together with the Banca Ridge Vineyard and Cellar Door.

The Queensland College of Wine Tourism is a joint venture between the University of Southern Queensland and the Department of Education, Training and Employment and opened in April 2007.

The College incorporates the Award Winning Varias Restaurant, Conference and Function Centre, together with the Banca Ridge Vineyard and Cellar Door, that are open to the public from 10am to 3pm, 7 days a week. Varias Restaurant provides a daily a la carte morning tea and lunch menu. In winter, dine in front of the open fire or on warmer days enjoy dining on the deck overlooking the spring fed dam and vineyard.

Cellar Door

The Banca Ridge wines are made to the highest possible standards from fruit largely grown in the surrounding Stanthorpe State High School and QCWT vineyards. Many of our wines are locally produced alternative varieties that are part of the Granite Belt’s Strangebird Wine Trail.

Granite Belt Wines are truly world class – and no visit to the Granite Belt is complete without a visit to this state-of-the-art facility. Let our tourism students lead you through tastings of the full range of Banca Ridge wines. Our cellar door also showcases award winning Queensland wines.

Restaurant & Function Centre

Varias Restaurant, located adjacent to the Cellar Door (open from 10am to 3pm, 7 days a week), provides the perfect venue to indulge your love of fine food and award winning wines while overlooking the tranquil Banca Ridge Vineyard.

Varias Function Centre is the perfect backdrop to an enjoyable event surrounded by family and friends. Whether yours is a large formal evening or a small intimate gathering, choose Varias as your ideal venue.

Our beautiful, contemporary grounds and function rooms offer a unique ambience and the perfect location for your larger function, wedding or family celebration. Our team will provide a high level of service and cover all the details.

  • Wine Tasting
  • Tasting Plates
  • Casual Dining
  • Parking - Free
  • Open 7 Days
  • Open Weekends
  • Group Bookings
  • Private Functions
  • Wine Sales
  • Events
  • Functions | Weddings
  • Restaurant
  • Gift Shop
  • Gardens
  • Disabled Access
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Tutored Wine Tastings

Must Try Wines

2015 Petit Verdot $20.00
2016 Viognier $18.00
2014 Marsanne $18.00


  • We participate in a regional Wine Trail: Strangebird Alternative Wine Trail
  • Nearest recommended food & dining:: Varias Restaurant


Varias Function Centre Information Brochure


  • Wine Tasting
  • Wine Sales
  • Varias Restaurant
  • Function Centre - Weddings, Functions & Conference
  • Training Facilities
  • Winemaker for a Weekend Experience
  • Strangebird Alternative Wine Trail

Our Location

22 Caves Road Stanthorpe QLD 4380, Stanthorpe, Granite Belt, Queensland 4380 Australia

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Open 7 days per week: 10am - 3pm
  • We offer discounts to CELLARDOORS.CO members

Available Wine Types

Chardonnay Other Whites
Rosé Cabernet Sauv...
Merlot Tempranillo
Dessert Viognier