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Welcome to Crane Wines

Crane Wines is a small, visitor friendly, family owned and operated boutique winery, B&B accommodation and vineyard. The grand old colonial homestead, and the quaint rustic cellar door are perched high on the Booie Range, with breathtaking views east over the valley. Cranes is situated just 10 kms from Kingaroy in the beautiful South Burnett region of South East Queensland (map). With an elevation of close to 600 metres, and with warm days and cool nights, the climate is always several degrees cooler than Brisbane, and without the humidity of our steamy capital.

Crane Wines and Kingaroy are less than an hour by car to the majestic rainforests of the Bunya Mountains, and only an hour to the northern end of our South Burnett Wine Trail, the Bjelke-Petersen Dam and Lake Boondooma, and so it makes perfect sense to base your self here in Kingaroy while you explore the many and varied attractions of the South Burnett region.

Cranes was the very first winery to open it’s doors in this young but growing wine region, and so can rightly claim the distinction of the “South Burnett’s Premier Winery and Cellar Door”. We offer visitors
“a wine to suit all palates”, in sweet, dry, sparkling and fortified wine styles. Many medals and trophys have been won over the years. On most days the winemaker is the fellow behind the counter in the cellar door,(or his other half), and is they are happy to answer all the questions about winemaking you have always wanted to ask. Dylan, the winery’s greeting dog will meet you, tail a-wagging, in the car park and escort you to the cellar door (where he will either rub against you for pats, or roll on his back for tummy scratches).

At the Cellar Door wine lovers are offered a taste of our current range, while non wine drinkers browse the large range of home made jams and chutneys and other tasty treats, and try some of the popular vegetable based moisturisers made on the property. Visitors are welcome also to relax on the porch, enjoying their choice of wine with one of Crane’s legendary gourmet platters, while watching the wrens and finches playing in the gardens.

So, come enjoy our warm country hospitality, stay in our B&B, sample our wines and take in the breath taking beauty of the South Burnett region. You’ll be so glad you did!

Cheers for now, and we hope to see you here at Crane’s soon.

Bernie & Judy Cooper

Availability Of Platters

We are now providing our cheese platters again from 10:00am till 3:00pm on the days we are open (Wed – Sun). The presentation has changed to comply with COVID issues and is now presented in a takeaway container. You can still eat it on the premises and the added advantage is that if you wish …

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Changes To Our Opening Hours

AS of 5th July 2021 we will be closed every Monday and Tuesday. We are open the other 5 days, Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00am till 4:00pm. We will take bookings for Bus Groups or functions on these days depending on circumstances.

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Crane Wines Christmas Hours

We will be closed from Christmas Day 25/12/2021 and will re-open Saturday 01/01/2022. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a fantastic new year. Bernie and Judy

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Our Brilliant Night Sky

Recently we had some night photos taken of our property with our brilliant night sky as a backdrop. For those of you who have stayed at our B&B you will appreciate the magnificent and broad canvas that is the South Burnett night sky. In fact the owner of our local Kingaroy Observatory is going through …

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2016 version of our regional brochure “Wine, Dine, Stay South Burnett”

 This version is out of date and is being reprinted soon. There is still useful information contained within but check with other sources for accuracy. The most comprehensive document for planning your trip around the South Burnett is our regional brochure “Wine, Dine, Stay South Burnett”. This handy document has a lot of information such …

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