HONOUR: Symphony Hill Wines owners Ewen and Elissa Macpherson performing quality assurance on their 2008 Reserve Shiraz, ensuring their pinkies are extended in the royal manner.
HONOUR: Symphony Hill Wines owners Ewen and Elissa Macpherson performing quality assurance on their 2008 Reserve Shiraz, ensuring their pinkies are extended in the royal manner. Contributed

Royal honour for Granite Belt winery

A GRANITE Belt wine will be sipped by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when they visit Brisbane this weekend.

Symphony Hill Wines' 2008 Reserve Shiraz will be served to Prince William and Kate Middleton on Saturday at a function at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

This wine is the most successful Queensland wine to be produced, having been awarded top gold at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show with nominations for two trophies including Best Single Vineyard Wine and Best Rhone Style Shiraz.

Owner Ewen Macpherson remarked "It is a great thrill to have this six-year-old wine being served to royalty".

"We are proud Queenslanders and see this as a great opportunity to showcase world-class wines grown and made right here in Queensland," Mr Macpherson said.

"We are a boutique winery producing wines grown on the Granite Belt at 1000m altitude. The combination of iconic Queensland sunshine with cool climate from having the highest vineyard in Australia has produced wines with unique style and flavours."

Symphony Hill Wines have a five-star rating by James Halliday with only 11 vintages under its belt.



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