Wine Not? 9 Of The Best Wineries In And Around Brisbane
There’s always time for a glass of wine
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 drops can be discovered just out of Brisbane’s backyard. From the Granite Belt, Scenic Rim, and Sunshine Coast Hinterland, South East Queensland’s wine region is blossoming and it’s time to discover the bold flavours hidden within our hometown’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, or an adventure with the girls, this is your guide to the best wineries near Brisbane to stay, play, and sip the day away.
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Upholding the title as Queensland’s largest winery means Sirromet really has it all! Sip on one of their award-winning 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. The endless green space caters for the littles, making it the perfect spot for a family day out! 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 surroundings. And if you’re feeling a little bit extra, why not arrive by helicopter?
Tucked in the city’s busy laneways, you’ll find a micro-winery that brings grapes from the nation’s key growing regions straight to the big smoke. Serving as a modern Australian restaurant and renowned cellar, City Winery offers an array of experiences so you can sip your way through their incredible range. From wine blending workshops to degustation dinners with a private chef, your thirsts are sure to be quenched, while the farm-to-plate dining will do quick work of any hunger. The best part? Since you’re in the heart of the city, no one needs to be designated driver!
Flame Hill Vineyard
If you’re in search of breathtaking views, Flame Hill Vineyard has you covered! Located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the winery features 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. Why not make a weekend of it and stay the night at their luxury cottage accommodation?
O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards
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 a few furry friends. 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!
Witches Falls Winery
Nestled in Mount Tamborine, this intimate space is the perfect place to enjoy a glass with the ones you love! 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, it’s the easiest decision you’ll ever make. 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
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
Just an hour’s drive north from the hustle and bustle of the city lies award-winning winery Ocean View Estate, secluded in the green hills of Mount Mee. The winery makes for the perfect day 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
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 hosts a large variety of unique regional wines. Grab your friends and follow your snout to experience the lavender fields for yourself, while enjoying their French-inspired menu, overlooking the six-hectare vineyards and gorgeous hues.
Cedar Creek Estate
Take your tipple to the mountains at this charming winery. Renowned as a picturesque wedding location for many Gold Coasters, the Cedar Creek Estate is a 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!