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A Grape Adventure Tour at Captain's Paddock

Peter Eaton and Maryanne Pidcock

An interior view of Captain's Paddock Cottage

Merlot - Queensland's first official Wine Dog Cuddling the Dragon Fireplace at Captain's Paddock Cafe

Photos
  • Top: Having lunch with friends at Captain's Paddock Cafe, which is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm every day.
  • Above Left: Enjoying a Grape Adventure Tour in the vineyard. The tours run on weekends or by request (bus groups are very welcome)
  • 2nd Left: Peter Eaton and Maryanne Pidcock, the owners of Captains Paddock
  • 3rd Left: An interior view of Captain's Paddock Cottage, the vineyard's beautiful B&B
  • 4th Left: Merlot (Queensland's first official Wine Dog) who'll greet you on arrival
  • 5th Left: Cuddling the Dragon Fireplace, a feature of Captain's Paddock Cafe
  • Bottom: An aerial view over Captain's Paddock Vineyard.

Lunch with friends at Captain's Paddock Cafe
Captain's Paddock VineyardCaptain's Paddock Vineyard, Kingaroy
Captain's Paddock is located 8 km north of Kingaroy and has spectacular, sweeping views across the Booie Range. It's a specialist boutique winery and apart from numerous wine awards is probably most famous for being the home of Queensland's first official Wine Dog (who's known as Merlot and greets everyone on arrival). The principal grape varieties grown on its estate are shiraz, chardonnay and merlot.

You can visit Captain's Paddock's combined cellar door and cafe from 10:00am to 5:00pm seven days a week. The cafe offers inexpensive entrees, main meals and desserts as well as a children's menu. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are also available. The cafe can cater for up to 45 people and can be booked for special functions.

Captains Paddock also run special Grape Adventure Tours at 9:30am every Saturday and Sunday morning (or by request - bus groups are very welcome). For $5 per head, visitors get to learn about different grape varieties; the life-cycle of grape-growing and harvesting; and the science that lies behind making spectacular modern wines (as well as do a little first-hand sampling too!)

You can also stay overnight in Captain's Paddock Cottage if you wish. The Cottage overlooks the estate and tariffs start at $100 per couple (which includes a continental breakfast - a full cooked country-style breakfast is available for an extra $10 per head).

 Contact Details
 Address: Captain's Paddock Vineyard, 18 Millers Road, Kingaroy Qld 4610
 Phone:
 (07) 4162 4534

An aerial view of Captain's Paddock Vineyard

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