A Home Away From Home

Winery Cottage

Granite Belt Wine Country
3 rooms, 2 guests
On site at the working winery
About Us

A step back in time…. 1864

A beautiful 3 room cottage is completely lined with cedar, so that you can smell the ambiance as it would have been last century for our forefathers.  Snuggle up on the leather lounge infront of the fire.   All creature comforts are here, kitchenette, modern bathroom and your bedroom that looks out over the gardens.
We hope you enjoy your stay in our Winery Cottage.  We believe the cottage’s original occupants were well to do when the community here was in it’s infancy.

Robert & Therese, Your Hosts

The Luxury Suite

The original owner of this beautiful cedar lined cottage would have counted blessings.

  • Private Bathroom
  • One Queen Bed
  • Complimentary Bootleggers Tawny Port  included
Price Per Night, from


Food & Drink

Heritage Winery Cottage

Try some wine

Built in 1864, the 155 year old, red cedar lined, timber Winery Cottage is nestled under the conifers and pines on the grounds of Heritage Estate Wines.  Watch the wine making process then drink the fruits of our labours.

Coffee, Tea, Wood Fired Pizza, Cheese and Wine

The first winery on the Granite Belt as you drive from Brisbane. A short 2.5 hour trip from Brisbane or the Gold Coast, Heritage Estate offers Tea, Coffee, Wood Fired Pizza, Cheese boards and wine.

Working Winery

Wines is renowned for their award-winning cool climate wines. Situated 960 metres above sea level, this fully operational vineyard and winery is open most days. Walk through the vineyard, take in a tour or just sit back and enjoy a free tasting of our wines!


The c1864 cottage is cedar lined from floor to ceiling, so you can smell the history. 

One of our guests recently said:

“Dear Robert & Therese.
Thank you both so much for your hospitality and kindness shown to us. You have a hidden gem here and e will surely talk to friends and family to promote your wonderful winery. 
Best Wishes, John and Donna.

Thank you for a lovely stay. We love this little cottage – so authentic with beautiful woodwork. It has given us some very happy memories.

Thanks you also fo rthe “Moonshine Madness” – it was a delicious nightcap!   We have enjoyed our time exploring your beautiful part of the world. Much appreciated,..

Kevin & Mary Ryan



Free WiFi
Use our WIFI – Ask for the login at the winery
Free Parking
Park up close to the homestead
Bedroom Comforts
Elecctric blanket for cold wintery nights, also extra pillows and blankets are available
Microwave and Fridge
Limited cooking facilities with a microwave, electric frypan, toaster and fridge.
Ironwood fire wood availalbe to ensure a long fire to keep you warm.
Tea & Coffee
Tea and Coffee making facilities available
Checkin & Checkout
Check In –  2pm
Check Out – 10am
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation available up to one week prior to arrival, then 50% refundable up to 24 hours and full amount due for less than 24hours notice.
House Rules
Sensible behavour around the fire and use of facilities is appreciated.
Have a Question?

Talk to the Host


Location & Nearby Attractions

Visit the Gourmet Fruit and Vegitable Bowl of Queensland – The Granite Belt is sure to excit all the senses.

Anna’s Restaurant
4.4  (163) · $$ · Italian
Wallangarra Rd & Omara Tce
Family-run locale for Italian food
The Pizza Place
4.6  (52) · $ · Pizza
shop 2/16 Railway St
Late-night food · Casual · Good for kids
Varias Restaurant
4.4  (57) · $$ · Restaurant
22 Caves Rd
Outdoor seating · Cosy · Casual
Sight Seeing
The Granite Belt is rugged and diverse, dotted with precariously balancing prehistoric granite boulders,  big sky panoramas, meandering creeks, gourmet produce and award winning boutique wineries.

On the New South Wales Border just two-and-a half hours drive from Brisbane, the Granite Belt sits high on a plateau of the Great Dividing Range, more than 1000 metres above sea level, which feels
like you are close to the heavens. The Granite Belt is small but diverse, stretching just 60kms from north to south and roughly half as wide.

Walk around the natural Donally’s Castle for a small adventure or climb the Pyramid.
40 Cellar Doors

40 Cellar Doors

Many people start at our wineries, with more than 55 vineyards and 40 boutique cellar doors. Innovative local winemakers are carving out an impressive reputation for the region with a range of awards.

The Granite Belt is a versatile growing region due to its varying elevation which ranges from 700m to more than 1200m above sea level. Main wine styles include Chardonnay, Verdelho, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. In recent years the Granite Belt has also proved a successful producer of more than 21 alternative varieties which are marketed under the Strange Bird brand. Dedicated to continuous improvement, we are home to the Queensland College of Wine Tourism.

The best way to experience our wine region is to take a tour – and make someone else the designated driver. For more information or bookings see the Stanthorpe Visitor Information Centre.


It was all about Tin

Historians record that Stanthorpe is the only town on the Downs which owes its birth to minerals and not agriculture. By 1872 the area was experiencing a mining rush, which gave Stanthorpe its name: stannum
is Latin for tin and thorp is English for village. The rush brought people from many countries, and for a time became the largest alluvial tin mining and mineral field in Queensland. Gold, silver, copper, wolfram,
arsenic and other important minerals were also found.


Biking & Hiking
There are many tours on bike, for example 17kms – $95 per person – approx 3-4 hours total depending on the group and stops. Undulating terrain.


Day Trips
By private car, mini bus or coach there are also many companies offering comprehensive tours of the region..


We are 2.5 hours from Brisbane CBD.

Guest Reviews

A secluded and gorgeous surprise cottage steeped in Local history. Easy access and lovely hosts. Wood heater and traditional decor, plus a warming complimentary port make it a romantic winter escape or a delightful Spring stopover when exploring the wineries..

We had a wonderful time here. It is well located to explore the wineries, fruits falls and the district in general!. We had a great time Therese. Thanks for sharing your wonderful cottage with us. Great location which allowed us to explore both the district and the wineries!

Awesome location for wine tasting and lovely old cottage.  Just spent two nights in he atmospheric and rustic cottage. Some lovely touches like the bottle of port to be enjoyed and the fireplace all ready to be lit. The cottage is also incredibly private with only the odd possum or bush visitor coming round. Perfect for those who value privacy. The fireplace and sofa and port is amazing and makes for a memorable stay. Nice one !!

We loved our stay in this beautifully restored cottage. It suited us – very private and quiet. About 15 minutes from Stanthorp; local fruit store 2 minutes; close to lots of National Parks for day trips and the wineries ………. thanks for our complimentary wine tasting. We would love to come back!!.

A great isolated place for those that like their privacy, but isn’t too far away from town. Looking forward to heading back!. Thank you so much for a lovely stay! We really enjoyed ourselves and are looking forward to be able to visit again in the future!

Visit the granite belt in Style

We Have Vacancy!

Contact us for your next stay with us.

07 4685 2197
747 Granite Belt Drive, Cottonvale QLD 4375
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