Our history

Riversands Vineyards is Queensland’s western most winery located on the banks of the Balonne River in St George, south-west Qld, producing 20 ha of both wine and table grapes.

Riversands is a Blacket family venture purchased in 1996. “We not only had to quickly learn about table grapes but also the wine industry" said owner David Blacket.

"The water security offered by the Beardmore Dam & deep sandy loam soils makes St George an attractive area to grow grapes."

"In the meantime our business invested significantly in irrigation infrastructure, new vines, re-trellising and management practices that improved both yield and quality in both table and wine grapes."

“We are best known for our fortified wines including the famous Golden Liqueur Muscat and St George Vintage Port but we also make a popular range of red & white table and sparkling wines.”

“Riversands is also known as a producer of premium table grapes supplying supermarkets in the eastern states.”

Riversands Today

“Over the next generation our business expanded into the highly productive operation you will see today. Our table grape varieties include Menindee Seedless, Midnight Beauty & most recently Ruby Rush. Wine varieties include sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, vermentino, shiraz, merlot, saperavi, ruby cabernet, white muscat & black muscat.”

Visitors can enjoy a free wine tasting and smoko and lunch in our garden cafe. We typically hostaround 10,000 domestic and interstate visitors annually through our cellar door. We also cater forcoaches, group functions and even the odd wedding!

Alternatively, you can purchase our wine at one of our50 retail outlets, or at one of the 25 shows and festivals we attend or via our wine club and on-line store. 

Our wines

Riversands is a well established brand name in the Queensland wine industry producing around 60-80 tonnes of wine grapes per annum which makes 3,000-4,000 dozen wine. 

Our wines are processed at Ballandean Estate, Stanthorpe. The Vineyard is well known for its fortified liqueur's and port due to its warm-hot climate.

In recent years our sparkling chardonnay and moscato have been added to the range which have proved a big hit. Emerging varieties more suited to our hotter climate also have shone through such as our vermentino and saperavi.

But we still produce our traditional lines such sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, shiraz & merlot not to mention our ever popular sweeter Moscato styles.