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“Excellent views”

Preston Peak Winery
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Preston
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Preston Peak welcomes you to the perfect blend of breathtaking views, superb facilities and decadent hospitality – the ultimate venue for your next wedding, function or corporate event. This stunning property is situated only 10 minutes drive south of Toowoomba and two hours west from Brisbane. With a cellar stocked full of award winning wines and a prestigious well-seasoned catering team, Preston Peak is proud to be one of the best venues in the Darling Downs region.
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“Excellent views”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

It was beautiful here. Enjoyed a wonderful lunch and excellent fruity fresh whit wine. The views are picturesque, with relaxing indoor seating and jazz music playing, or sit outside in the hint of England garden. I also saw some couples having a picnic lunch over looking the range and valley while sipping their wine. I would come back again and we took some wine home. Only wish they had a menued wine tasting with several of their wines and small glasses to taste a variety instead of asking one at a time at the bar.

Visited May 2013
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“Probably not for the European palate”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

The locals seem to like the wines here but then, its all a matter of taste. Actually the wines come from the Stanthorpe region (where there are one or two good producers) and this is more a "front of house" attraction close to Toowoomba where there is a larger population for an outlet. For our palates the whites are too acidic and the reds too harsh. Even the floriferous varieties admired by Oz Clarke didn't touch the spot and I doubt that the Wine Society would be interested in these products.
Bare in mind this is a critique by someone who is used to European wines, but enjoys those of the New World, particularly NZ and SA wines. Australian palates do differ from ours it has to be accepted (remember those horrid Chardonnay-Semillons that were all the rage there 20 odd years ago - a bit like the Spanish sauternes of the 1960's).
Lets be honest about the reds. Oz as the potential for world class wines if only the government had the sense to realise it and not tax bonded wines annually. Most need 1--15 years to mature and lose their astringent tannin after taste, something you don't seem to get with the blended non single estate wines currently on offer. No offense intended to you Aussies, but you need to get your government to come to its senses. Perhaps that's why some of your most successful wine exports have been your vintners.

Visited January 2013
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