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 and many of our wines are locally produced alternative varieties.

White

2017 Methode Traditionelle Sparkling – $28

This wine has been produced using the traditional sparkling method. Fermentation in the bottle and extended ageing on yeast lees has produced a fine mousse and the biscuit characters typical of quality sparkling wine. Full flavoured and savoury with a dry finish, enjoy this wine in good company on any occasion.

Sparkling Marsanne – $20

While not commonly seen as a sparkling wine, this Marsanne has the lifted fruit and balance that is expected of this style.  The wine has excellent length of flavour and a persistent mousse that leaves the mouth tingling with refreshment.  The perfect accompaniment to any festive event.  Enjoy in good company.

2016 Marsanne – $20

A hail storm during the growing season left the College with a small 2016 crop of Marsanne.  The McLaren Vale region offered the opportunity to source fruit that displayed complimentary characters.  The Granite Belt provides this wine with an acid backbone and length to the fruit characters while the McLaren Vale component provides a rich and flavoursome mouthfeel.  Enjoy Marsanne with your favourite white meat or a seafood medley.

2018 Verdelho – $20

This wine displays citrus, peach and tropical fruit characters with a medium bodied, crisp and flavoursome finish. Verdelho is the perfect wine for summer to enjoy in good company with chilli prawns or a picnic of cold meats and a selection of garden fresh salads.

2018 Pink Granite Rosé – $20

With red fruit characters such as raspberry and cherry, Merlot is well suited to producing a Rosé style of wine.  A fragrant nose, light body, fruit driven palate and crisp acidity make this wine an easy choice.  The key to an enjoyable Rosé is the company you choose to keep.

Red

Sparkling Merlot – $20

Sparkling red wines are an Australian specialty with a large range of varieties being used.  We have chosen Merlot for its soft and subtle character and array of red fruit aromas.  Sparkling red is a great alternative choice for a festive occasion and should always be enjoyed in good company.

2017 Tempranillo – $22

Tempranillo is a classic Spanish grape variety. This wine is deep ruby in colour and displays an exotic blend of red fruit characters.  The hallmarks of Tempranillo are juicy fruits and savoury tannins.  Enjoy Tempranillo with a range of tapas style dishes.

2017 Petit Verdot – $22

Petit Verdot is one of the classic red varieties of Bordeaux, France. This wine is deep crimson red with a nose of mulberries and black cherries underlined by vanilla oak. The palate is rich and full bodied with robust tannins creating a firm finish. Enjoy this Petit Verdot with a beef ragout or an equally rich and flavoursome dish.

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon – $22

Cabernet Sauvignon is a truly international variety with a reputation for power and depth.  Deep red with a nose of black fruits underlined by quality oak, the palate is full bodied with a long and firm finish.  This wine should be enjoyed in good company with a hearty slab of red meat cooked to perfection.

Dessert

Golden Wattle (375ml) – $18

Wine comes in an amazing array of styles.  There are classic, well-established and popular versions that meet expectation and there are those that push the envelope a little, surprise and often exceed what might be expected.  Sweet Chardonnay is not from a textbook, but it might just be the perfect accompaniment to a white chocolate and honeycomb mud cake.

Dolcé (375ml) – $18

‘Dolce Tawny’ is a fortified wine produced from Tempranillo and Merlot grapes. It has been aged for an extended period in mature oak barrels. The wine displays the tawny colour and sweetness typical of the style. Enjoy as an after dinner treat or a nightcap.