Wine lovers in the Ipswich area should put Ironbark Ridge Vineyard on their 'must do' list. Situated in rural Purga, just 15 minutes' drive from Ipswich and 45 minutes from Brisbane, Ironbark Ridge Vineyard is an attractive property perched on top a ridge with sweeping 360-degree views out to Pine Mountain, the RAAF Airbase, and Mt. Flinders - a picture of which is on the Ironbark Ridge label.
Part of the Scenic Rim Wine Country - which has been an acclaimed grape growing area since the 19th century - Ironbark has won several awards including Best Queensland Dry White for their Chardonnay. The vineyard has 8 ½ acres under grape, with grape varieties being Chardonnay, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Verdelho, Marsanne, Viognier, Rousanne, Shiraz and Grenache. Their two labels, Ironbark Ridge and Nelson's Ridge, use their own hand planted grapes exclusively.
An original 1920s miners' cottage is the perfect cellar door tasting location so come by and enjoy an olive plate as you taste the delectable vino on offer. Or contact the vineyard to ask about having a wedding, party or other function in these stunning surroundings.