Banca Ridge

Queensland | Granite Belt

Our Review

Banca Ridge was an initiative of the Stanthorpe State High School, which established the first commercial school winery in Queensland. Plantings have expanded from the initial marsanne and merlot to 10 varieties, including fiano, albariño, tinta cão and petit verdot. Students are involved in all stages of the grape growing and winemaking process under the direction of Arantza Milicua Celador. More recently the business has become part of the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, designed to train students in the wine, hospitality and tourism industry, and the wines produced are a credit to the school and the program. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Arantza Milicua Celador
Region Granite Belt
Address 22 Caves Road, Stanthorpe, Qld 4380
Established 2001
Dozens 1500
Vineyards (area) 1.6 ha
Opening Hours Tue-Sat 10.30-4
Telephone (07) 4685 5050