Kingsley Grove Estate was founded by the Berry family in 1998 and is operated by the family. Michael and Patricia developed the concept of the vineyard and the site location for the winery whilst undertaking Viticulture studies at Melbourne University and until recently ran the whole production themselves. The vines are now looked after by Peter Stewart, giving Mike and Pat a well deserved rest. Their son, Simon has been making our boutique wine now for 7 years and loving it. The newest addition to the team is Jo, his wife who is now running the office. Simon and Jo’s children, Grace and Polly are learning the ways of the farm by living it and having a fabulous time.
Kingsley Grove vineyard lies within the South Burnett Region of Queensland near to the regional town of Kingaroy, which is about 21/2 hours drive from Brisbane. Kingaroy is traditionally recognised for growing Peanuts and Navy Beans, and has been growing wine grapes in the area since the early 1900’s. More recently Kingaroy has gained recognition as one of the fastest growing wine regions in Queensland.
Our vineyard is 430 metres above sea level and was established in 1998 when the first vines of the current ten varieties were planted on the site. It is currently 24 acres (10 hectares) in size and can be easily seen from the Bunya Highway, approximately 10km beyond Kingaroy, on the way to the Bunya Mountains National Park.
Kingsley Grove take great pride in operating a self-sustaining winery with the concept of From Berry to Bottle. This means that we grow all the grapes used in our winemaking in our own vineyard and use our modern, fully equipped winery to create our wide range of wines. This allows us to make an extensive range of wines that includes traditional wines and more innovative styles that are designed to suit the Queensland climate.
By using this approach we aim to produce wines that reflect our Queensland regionality, displaying the unique qualities of the South Burnett climate and soil, and making wines that are suited to the Queensland palate. These wines, which we call our Queensland Range, are made with these principles firmly in mind and have allowed us to produce some exciting wine styles. Many of these have drawn from our experiences of wines in Europe, particularly the easy drinking styles from the Mediterranean regions which are often low in alcohol, lively in character and always easy drinking.
These complement our more traditional range of wines and give us a great deal of satisfaction in presenting you with a wide range of wine styles, techniques and varieties which we believe make us a little unique and reflects our passion as family owned and operated business.