We all deserve a little wanderlust, and our very existence is best understood when we explore the distant lands in Brisbane. How about exploring the vast world of Queensland’s emerging wine and food industry with the wine tours?
It’s not about where you go but also who you travel with! So, pack your bags and let your mate, family or your best friend – yourself accompany you. You may choose to drive out to any of these or book the regular tours available with front door pick up options across Gold Coast and Brisbane.
- Witches Falls Winery, Tamborine
Originated in 2004, Witches Falls Winery is a must-visit on any trip to Tambourine Mountains, an hour’s drive from Brisbane. Jon Heslop, the owner, worked at Barossa Valley and Hunter Valley wineries and earned admiration for his single varietal wines. What’s more? They offer a treat of six locally-grown wines at just $6. The knowledgeable staff guides you through your wine tasting experience with over 19 wines to choose from.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your picnic rug and enjoy your glass of wine in the splendid surrounding gardens.
- Flame Hill Vineyard & Restaurant
Montville, Sunshine Coast
There is no better way to spend your day than by experiencing the unique combination of great wine, food and entertainment at the renowned Flame Hill Vineyard, located at the very top of Mountville. A must-visit for Blackall Range visitors, the place offers a remarkable view across to Mount Coolum and Obi Obi Valley, the pleasing vines and an unimaginable nosh.
The Stomp event is a highlight marking the celebration of a successful harvest where the guests are prompted to stomp the grapes. Chef Adam Lugg’s menu concentrates on regional, annual produce, incorporating the bottled lemon boudin blanc from Flame Hill Orchard, oxtail from Flame Hill Station served with mandarin & star anise broth and pan-fried Mooloolaba fish with Hervey Bay cut.
Dine in the restaurant itself or take an outdoor tour with your cheese or charcuterie platter.
- Ocean View Estate
Mt. Mee Road, Ocean View, near Caboolture
A perfect slice of paradise for the day trippers, Ocean View Estate is snuggled in the green hills of Mt Mee. Visit for their award-winning wines exclusive to the estate offer breathtaking views, a set of beautiful cottages for accommodation and scrumptious meals prepared by their well-known chef Tony Tierney. Pack your bag right away for a classic weekend getaway without thinking twice!
- O’Reiley’s Canungra Valley Vineyards
Lamington National Park Road, Canungra
Stretching along Canungra Creek, this extensive property boasts of its scenically-delightful vineyards, cellar door, and homestead. Enjoy a brekkie or lunch in their excellent restaurant, or seize their gourmet picnic basket along with the blankie and everything else provided by them, and enjoy a lazy stroll with a bottle of wine alongside the creek.
- Ballandean Estate Wines
When visiting the Granite Belt, don’t forget to drop in the Ballandean Estate Vines, notable primarily for its Opera in the Vineyard events. The Puglisi family owns this pristine wine estate in Queensland, crushing more than 350 tonnes of grapes each year since 1932.
The utilitarian port barrels of the Barrel Room restaurant for cultured Italian meals by the famous husband and wife – Matt and Bobbi Wells never fail to fascinate. Expect hearty, provincial dining delight with a roast pork belly made Tuscan-style and served with warm lentil salad or a brodetto of seafood and Moreton Bay bugs.
That said; look no further and prepare to venture in the most exceptional vineyards and make the lasting and cherishabele memories. But before you get set for your excursion, be learned about the things to know before taking a wine tour.