Jester Hill Wines

Jester Hill Wines is located only 10 minutes from Stanthorpe, in the beautiful Granite Belt region. The Granite Belt is one of Australia’s highest altitude wine regions and with a climate similar to France’s Rhone Valley it produces elegant cool-climate wines.
The lowest point is 700m above sea level, with peaks at 1,200m. With many of the wineries at around 1,000 metres elevation, the Granite Belt is almost 900 metres higher than Bordeaux in France or the Napa Valley in the USA.
Stanthorpe is Queensland’s coolest town and at these cool high altitudes Granite Belt grapes enjoy a longer growing season.
Cool nights year round, spring frosts, sub-zero winter nights and low humidity all contribute to outstanding growing conditions.
The result is premium cool climate wine that are medium-bodied, fresh and focused, with refined tannins, impressive flavour intensity and moderate alcohol levels. With grapes ripening slowly, we achieve steady tannin development and flavour accumulation.
Growing season temperatures are comparable to Clare Valley, the northern Rhone (Hermitage and Cote Rotie) and south west France including Bordeaux.

Mick’s thirst for knowledge and passion for making great wine has taken over from his former life and if he is not in his winery or the vines, you may find him doing tastings to visitors at Jester Hill Wines.
Mick’s attention to detail, with support from Stephen Oliver, Consultant Winemaker, together produced Winestate’s Runner Up Shiraz of the Year 2014 amongst numerous other awards including gold at the Australian Small Winemakers’ Show.
2012 saw Mick produce and make his first solo vintage. Achievements include 2012 Touchstone Shiraz with multiple gold medals and trophies and the 2012 Touchstone Petit Verdot in the Top 5 at Winestate Magazine for Best Alternative Red across Australia and New Zealand.
In 2023, Mick was awarded Winemaker of the Year at the Queensland Win Awards.