A visit to Kominos Wines will add a unique and enjoyable dimension to any Granite Belt winery stay. The winery grows and makes wine, exporting of over 80% of its annual production. Kominos Wines celebrates 30 years of commercial production in 2014 from its 35 acres of vineyards.
Kominos Wines, at Glen Aplin, offers a unique and enjoyable dimension to any Granite Belt winery visit. This September the winery celebrates 25 years of Kefi at the Winery, a unique fun night that highlights the wines of Kominos Wines and the winery’s Greek and Australia heritage.
The unique qualities and differences of this winery start in the vineyards. Here the vines are traditionally cane pruned requiring the skilled hand pruning techniques employed in Bordeaux. Long dormant canes are hand selected and individually tied in winter to provide the best crop load for the following spring.
40 year old vines which are made to struggle and toil on shallow Granitic soils take pride of place along the winery’s highway entrance and have produced many premium wines including the soon to be released 2012 vintage.The world’s greatest premium winegrape varieties play the leading roles Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz are complemented by lesser known Cabernet Franc, Mouvedre and Muscat Frontignan. White super premium varietal Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Chardonnay are the focus with alongside lesser known varieties like Chenin Blanc and Viognier .
The philosophy of care of the vineyards employing many soft techniques is also central to the production of all wines. Red wines are produced with traditional fermentation techniques and white wines are all processed cold to protect and retain their rich fruit flavours in stainless steel vessels in a modern winery under the 10m winery ceilings.
Mary Comino has chartered the winery’s export growth for 16 years and jointly oversees export winemaking styles with winemaker and UQ Ag Sc graduate Tony Comino. Tony has overseen all 30 vintages. Tony’s depth of experience was highlighted at the AWRI anniversary tasting in April 2010 when he very successfully competed with 15 leading Australian Winemakers at a unique taste-off (visit our website for details)
This year the winery celebrates 25 years of Kefi at the Winery, a unique fun night that highlights the wines of Kominos Wines and the winery’s Greek and Australia heritage.
Major awards include Gold Medals at the 2007 and 2006 New Zealand International Wine Show.Trophy and Gold Medal s Best Cab Sauv and the '05 merlot at the 2007 and 2006 National Cool Climate Wine Show.
Established 29 years with old vines now hitting their straps.
Gold Medal 2006 New Zealand International Wine Show Gold Medal 2007 New Zealand International Wine Show Gold Medal and Trophy 2006 National Cool Climate Wine Show Gold Medal 2007 National Cool Climate Wne Show 2006 Most successful Qld Exhibitor Brisbane RNA 2006 Most successful Qld Exhibitor Aust Small Winemakers Show
On the New England Highway 9km south of Stanthorpe. No. 27145 New England Highway