Granite Belt wine put on 'map'
THE Granite Belt will finally be recognised as a wine region in its own right when the seventh edition of the World Atlas of Wine is released next year.
The region was visited by English freelance wine writer Sarah Ahmed, also known as the Wine Detective, who is working on the publication.
Ms Ahmed said it was her aim is to catch up with all the regions that aren't as well known, and see what is happening on the ground by keeping tabs on the key trends and key payers.
A mention in the atlas would be fantastic for the Granite Belt's wine industry said Queensland College of Wine Tourism CEO John Neville.
"It is a wonderful opportunity to have all the excellent outcomes and work that has been done in the industry to produce world standard wine recognised.
"It will help to put us on the map because I believe southerners still don't think of Queensland as a wine state."