The Gold Coast may be known for its stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife but it’s increasingly making a name for itself as a burgeoning wine region. Its proximity to tourist havens Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach makes it the perfect destination for a wine-tasting day trip.
Beyond the bustling urban areas, the Gold Coast hinterland is home to a handful of picturesque vineyards, creating a unique blend of coastal beauty and rural charm. Visiting any of these locations is a wonderful way to support the hinterland region while enjoying world-class wines.
Here are five must-visit wineries that showcase the Gold Coast’s growing wine culture:
Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery
Location: 104 – 144 Hartley Road, North Tamborine
Describing Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery as merely a charming winery with picturesque grounds would be an understatement. The moment you enter its tree-lined driveway, past Cedar Creek Chapel, you’ll know you’re in for an extraordinary experience. Not only does it offer delightful wine tastings of its wide variety of wines, but Cedar Creek Estate also boasts its glow worm cave, rainforest walks, and abundant wildlife. With its cellar door open daily, an onsite restaurant for a leisurely lunch or high tea, and the backdrop of a gorgeous lake, it’s more than just a winery, it’s an all-encompassing experience.
O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards
Location: 852 Lamington National Park Rd, Canungra QLD 4275
O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards is one of the most visited Gold Coast wineries. Taste award-winning wine in the historic homestead ‘Killowen,’ also home to the Vintage Restaurant which is open for lunch every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. More than just wine tasting, O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards is perfect for a picnic with the family. Order a picnic basket, complete with a rug, cutlery, and glasses, and spread out on the extensive grounds that stretch along the banks of the Canungra Creek.
Location: 850 Mount Cotton Road, Mount Cotton
Sirromet Winery is Queensland’s largest producer of premium traditional method sparkling wine. Their state-of-the-art facilities include the fully operating Winery, Cellar Door, Restaurant Lurleen’s, and Tuscan Terrace, all set against breathtaking natural scenery overlooking Moreton Bay. Sirromet Winery offers the full experience to both wine enthusiasts and occasional drinkers alike through standard wine tastings, premium tastings, and a full winery tour. Sirromet has collected over 900 prestigious national and international wine awards since opening in 2000.
Witches Falls Winery
Location: 79 Main Western Road, Mount Tamborine
Witches Falls Winery focuses solely on amazing wine. It specialises in three distinctive ranges of wines: Granite Belt, Wild Ferment, and Prophecy. They each provide a unique look at different styles and practices in both viticulture and winemaking. Witches Falls’ team loves wine. They love growing it, making it, drinking it, matching it with all kinds of foods, and sharing it with friends. Take in all the winery action through the large glass windows behind the tasting counter. Witches Falls Winery does not have a restaurant however they do have fantastic gardens which are the perfect setting for you to enjoy your picnic.
Tamborine Mountain Distillery
Location: 87-91 Beacon Road, North Tamborine
Tamborine Mountain Distillery is a place where true old-world charm and history co-exist. It is nestled atop a beautiful mountain, set against a backdrop of lush sub-tropical rainforest. The highlight is its gorgeous Elizabethan Tudor-style building, constructed in time-honoured traditions. The Tasting Room allows you to sample various Liqueurs and Spirits. Tamborine Mountain Distillery has garnered hundreds of national and international awards for its handmade liqueurs, schnapps, vodkas, and eaux de vies over the last quarter of a century.
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The Gold Coast’s wine culture is blossoming, becoming an attractive hub for wine lovers. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the burgeoning world of Gold Coast wineries.