Wine Not? 8 Of The Best Wineries Near Brisbane

Wine Not? 8 Of The Best Wineries Near Brisbane

Who doesn’t love a good wine and dine?


By Chanelle Macbeth | 21st December 2021

Is there a better way to unwind than with your favourite glass of vino? The southern regions of Hunter Valley and WA’s Margaret River have long been reigned as the superior backdrops for all things wine, although some of Australia’s finest vino can be discovered just out of Brisbane’s backyard. From the Granite Belt, Scenic Rim, and Sunshine Coast Hinterland – Queensland’s wine region is blossoming and it’s time to discover the bold flavours hidden within Queensland’s best cellar doors.

Sip back and relax because we’ve got you covered with the finest wineries to indulge in. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway, a celebration, a girls’ day trip, or time with the family, this is your guide to the best wineries near Brisbane to stay, play, and sip the day away.

Sirromet Winery | Mount Cotton

40-minute drive

Upholding the title as Queensland’s largest winery means Sirromet really has it all! If you haven’t experienced the ambience of their spectacular views from Moreton to Stradbroke Island, then Sirromet must be added to your winery bucket list. You can sip on one of their award-wining wines, while enjoying the impressive views from their Italian inspired Tuscan Terrace restaurant, filled with seasonal flavours and the freshest local produce. Or sit back, relax, and enjoy a gourmet picnic with friends over one of their ready-to-go hampers available at the cellar door. For those who prefer the finer things, be sure to try their latest oyster and sparkling bar opening next month!

The endless green space caters for young children, making it the perfect spot for a family day out! Plentiful with natural wildlife, you’ll be sure to spot a joey or two hopping around. Can’t get enough of Sirromet? Conveniently, there’s always the option to stay overnight in one of their luxury glamping pavilions nestled in the winery’s tranquil bushland surrounds. And if you’re feeling a little bit extra why not arrive by helicopter?

Flame Hill Vineyard | Montville

2-hour drive

If you are in search of breathtaking views, Flame Hill Vineyard has you covered! Located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the winery offers rolling green hills and a sea view backdrop. Offering a paddock-to-plate experience, their award-winning restaurant produces delicious vegetables and grass-fed Angus beef which is all grown and produced from their farm and kitchen garden. If you’re thinking of making a weekend of it, stay the night at their luxury cottage accommodation.

O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards | Canungra

1-hour drive

An experience in Gold Coast’s picturesque Hinterland surrounded by grazing live cattle, rolling hills, and country homes, this is a superb spot to sip amongst nature’s beauty. O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards offers delicious food and wine tastings at the cellar door, as well as the occasional alpaca! The alpaca farm makes for some family fun as the animals are always ready to be taken for walks around the vineyard. Whether you bring the kids or not you’ll be sure to have a good time!

Not only can you experience delicious food from their vintage restaurant, but you can also grab one of their decadent picnic baskets that come with picnic rugs, so you can set up and enjoy the scenes along the Canungra Creek with a glass of their boutique wine, of course!

Witches Falls Winery | North Tamborine

2-hour drive

Nestled in Mount Tamborine, this intimate space is the perfect place to enjoy a glass with the ones you love! It is a must-visit on any trip to Mount Tamborine, especially on a wine weekend. As an ideal spot for groups, you and your friends can enjoy the 60-minute wine tasting experience on one of their outdoor tables that overlooks the vineyard – at only $10 a head you wouldn’t want to miss out! If you’re planning on making a day of it, be sure to pack your picnic blanket so you can enjoy a glass of wine between the vines whilst grazing on the local produce available onsite.

 

The Overflow Estate 1895 | Beaudesert

1-hour 20min drive

Cultivated in the heart of the stunning Scenic Rim, this lakeside winery is surrounded by water and sure is a sight for sore eyes! The Overflow Estate is a Spanish and Italian inspired winery making it one for the Vermentino lovers. Representing flavours from both Italy and Spain for their varieties of Vermentino, Fiano, Tempranillo, and Montepulciano, they’re paired perfectly with their antipasti boards to take your tastebuds on a Mediterranean adventure. The stunning winery makes the most of a Sunday sesh with live performances each week, so gather your friends for some vineyard fun!

Ocean View Estates | Mount Mee

1-hour drive

Just an hour’s drive north from Brisbane lies award-winning winery Ocean View Estate, secluded in the green hills of Mt Mee. The winery makes for the perfect weekend away, whether you are after a guided winery tour, a picnic alongside the lake or delicious meals that are paired with the estate’s wine – they really have it all, including spectacular vineyard views from their restaurant. And if you couldn’t decide on a designated driver for the ride home, their beautiful vineyard cottages have your accommodation needs sorted.

Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm | Mount Alford

1-hour drive

About an hour’s drive out of Brisbane’s CBD, this popular tourist destination has long been sought after for its magnificent fields of purple. The breathtaking lavender fields are only part of the fun, as the Kooroomba vineyard caters a large variety of unique regional wines. Bring your friends to experience the lavender fields for yourself, while enjoying their French inspired menu, overlooking the six-hectare vineyards and lavender farm.

Cedar Creek Estate | Mount Tamborine

1-hour 20min drive

Renowned as a picturesque wedding location for many Gold Coasters, the Cedar Creek Estate is another Mount Tamborine favourite. The stunning winery lures you in with its beautiful lakeside gardens and is an ideal spot to enjoy lunch with a view or even a high tea on the deck. Amongst the vineyard backdrop lies rainforest walks, an abundance of natural wildlife, and even their own built-in glow-worm cave!

Image credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

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