I first met Sue Smith at a raucous girl's dinner at Girraween Environmental Lodge. It was a great night and we laughed, talked and drank big time. Thankfully we only had to stumble up the hill to bed. Next day we visited Sue and Warren at their winery and were introduced to the old wine press Warren uses to produce his wine. These two are people with a passion for wine making which is paying off.
Pyramid Road Wines has been operating on the Granite Belt for nine years. They do everything on site, from growing the grapes to bottling and labelling the wines. They use traditional methods, like the wine press, and produce low volumes. In his 2009 Wine Companion, James Halliday says their 2005 Shiraz is outstanding, a reflection of a top vintage in the region.
Meet Sue and Warren and try their wine at the next Granite Belt Growers' Market at South Bank on Sunday, August 24. Be there early as some market stalls sold out by 10am last time. Pyramids Road Wines is a winery located 20 minutes from Stanthorpe near Ballandean on the Granite Belt. www.pyramidsroad.com.au