One of the Gold Coast’s best kept secrets is the amazing boutique wineries scattered throughout the hinterland and mountains beyond. The diverse range of climates experienced in these different regions allow for a wide variety of grapes to be grown, many of which have produced award winning wines. Luscious subtropical fruits and berries also thrive and are used to flavour and enhance the locally produced wines, ports, liqueurs and spirits.
Spectacular Mount Tamborine and the low lands surrounding Lamington National Park provide the stunning backdrop to many of the best wineries to be found in South-East Queensland. Apart from the mandatory Cellar Door tasting many of the wineries provide delicious culinary experiences ranging from high-tea to first class restaurant dining, art galleries, hand-made home wares and deluxe overnight accommodation in historic cottages.
Booking a tour with Surf City transfers is the perfect way to enjoy the finest wines, spirits and beers the coast has to offer. We have listed some of the very best – you can either take a couple of days to visit all or choose just a few to spend a day in the most leisurely and indulgent way possible. Intimate parties of up to 7 people can be catered for. Surf City Transfers can also provide you a professional, reliable and affordable Gold Coast Airport transfer or Brisbane Airport transfer when visiting the Gold Coast.
Mount Nathan Winery
Generations of experience have contributed to the fine range of premium wines, fortifieds and aperitifs produced by Mount Nathan Winery. Bee colonies have also been established at the vineyards and delicious honey products are available for purchase.
Sarabah Estate Vineyard
Nestled in the foothills of Lamington National Park the Sarabah Estate produces a variety of wines, most notably a spectacular Rose and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Chalet offers wine tastings and relaxed dining featuring Mauritian inspired cuisine.
O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards
The cellar door is open daily for tastings. Visitors can dine at the Vintage Restaurant on weekends or, for a more relaxed experience, enjoy a gourmet picnic basket on the banks of the picturesque Canungra Creek.
Albert River Wines
The Albert River Winery is home to several iconic Queensland colonial era homesteads as well as a museum. The cellar door is open daily and the restaurant enjoys stunning views of Tamborine Mountain, the Devonshire tea is a must.
Mount Tamborine Vineyard and Winery
As well as tasting award winning wines and fortifieds visitors can browse the exquisite range of local handmade products including jewellery, homewares and beauty products at Mountain House. The restaurant is open daily for casual dining.
Witches Falls Winery
The folks at Witches Falls Winery subscribe to a holistic approach to viticulture. They view wine making, tasting, matching and sharing as equally important aspects of this art. Tastings are held daily and a DJ plays in the gardens most weekends.
Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery
Browse the Arthur Hamblin Gallery, taste an extensive range of wines, enjoy fine dining and stunning views in the restaurant and finish off a perfect day with a visit to the Glow Worm Cave.
A magnificently restored historic church provides sumptuous surroundings for the Heritage restaurant and cellar door. Should you need any further convincing to pay a visit to the Heritage, the winery was awarded a five star rating in the James Halliday 2016 Wine Companion.
If you would like to book a personalise winery tour to any of the above then let Surf City Transfers organise your tour, as we are the professionals for tours and airport transfers on the Gold Coast. Book now on 1300 789 171 or email us via our contact page.