“Henty Estate”, is located in the cool high country of the granite belt between Queensland’s southern border and the north of the New England Tablelands.
The award winning “Henty Estate” winery is the perfect location for you and your family, located just a few minutes from the granite belt wine country hub of Ballandean, and a short 20 minutes drive to the regional centre of Stanthorpe. The property has a 3 bedroom brick and tile home, and is waiting for you to make your wine making dream a reality.
Ballandean State School caters to primary school students and prides itself on been an active member of the local community, including offering extra programs such as music, Italian, and inter-school sport, perhaps preparing your kids to join the Ballandean Junior Colts!
Stanthorpe has 4 schools, catering to all the kids needs, including the private co-ed catholic school, St Joseph’s School, with classes from preparatory to Year 12. There are also 3 government funded schools, Stanthorpe State School, Greenlands State Schooland Stanthorpe State High School. Once the kids have finished their secondary schooling, tertiary education is available right in the town with the Queensland College of Wine Tourism having been opened in 2007, the Southern Institute of TAFE has a campus and the University of Southern Queensland has a student centre in Stanthorpe. In a joint venture with the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, USQ is offering a Bachelor of Science majoring in Wine without leaving the granite belt, so your family business at Henty Estate could be passed onto the next generation.
The viticulture property has been well set with improvements including four dams and 45 hectares of planted area, which has been well maintained by the winery in the lead up to the sale of the property by Peter Douglas of Ray White Rural Queensland. Present improvements have been extensive, lending the property to continue along it’s award winning path as a winery, although other agriculture that could be considered would be table grapes or stone fruit production.
With the properties improvements already in place, it’s important to think about what you and the family could do on the weekends? There’s a huge variety of things to do catering for everyone in the family, with a wide array of local clubs (everything from Archery, Camera, Campdraft, through to Touch Football, Toastmasters and Woodcraft). Girraween National Park is only about 15 minutes drive away, known for it’s amazing native flowers, dramatic landscapes, and unique wildlife. There are some great bush walks, and for the more adventurous at heart, rock climbing and abseiling.
On the second and fourth Sunday of every month, Market in the Mountains showcases the granite belts local produce in a market held in Stanthorpe, often attracting long-weekenders from Brisbane. The annual Apple and Grape Harvest Festival is held in March in Stanthorpe. The festival celebrates and promotes the lifestyle of the Granite Belt and has become an iconic event in Queensland’s regional calendar, attracting almost 52,000 visitors every year.
If you feel like a day at home on the property, you can experience one of Ballandean’s most iconic landmarks, the Ballandean Pyramid, located right on “Henty Estate”. The pyramid was built from blocks of local granite, and is approximately 17.5 metres in height, contains 7500 tonnes or rock and was built over eight months using an excavator and a dump truck by Ken Stubberfield. The pyramid was built after a chance remark by Peter Watters to the then owner of “Henty Estate”, asking, “What are we going to do with all these rocks?”.
“Henty Estate” is just one of the great locations that Ray White Rural Queensland has to offer. Why not get in touch with Peter Douglas or any one of our experienced team, so we can help you find the property that’s just right for you.