Sunshine Coast Wineries
The Sunshine Coast is a geographically stunning wine region featuring boutique wineries and vineyards producing premium award winning wines. The cellar doors and restaurants of this region offer the visitor a personalised and varied wine tourism experience. The Sunshine Coast wineries are situated a short hour from Brisbane and 10 minutes from Noosa.
The Sunshine Coast wine region is one of the most diverse and fastest growing wine regions in Queensland. It encompasses vineyards situated high up in the cooler climate Blackall Range, Kenilworth and Traveston areas through to the milder climates in the valleys near the coast.
This diversity of micro climates allow for a wide range of grape varieties to be grown within the region.
These range from plantings of Shiraz, Chambourcin and Chardonnay through to Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. All are small boutique vineyards who hand-pick their grapes and hand prune their vines. The personalised attention in the vineyards allow for wines that are distinctive in character.
The cellar doors are filled with people passionate about their vineyards and wine, and who love to share the experience of Queensland wines for the Queensland life style. With 10 cellar doors, the region offers diverse tourism experiences. From verandah dining overlooking vines, barrel tastings in the cellar doors, relaxing with a glass of great Queensland wine by the harbour or having a break in some of the gorgeous vineyard cottages and guest houses, there is something for everyone.
The Sunshine Coast wineries celebrate the enjoyment of wine and good food. Many of the wineries offer restaurants, cheese platters, gourmet picnics and winery and vineyard tours.
So, if you're looking for a relaxing wine experience amongst some of the most scenic countryside in Queensland, the Sunshine Coast wine region is for you. Daily tours of the wineries are available from both the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.
Winery Tours & Wine Tasting
Spend an afternoon enjoying the beautiful Sunshine Coast countryside, exploring the wineries. Journey across the ridge of the picturesque Blackall Range. Over the last 10 years the development of wineries and cellar doors on the Sunshine Coast has flourished. Today we visit not only two of the best Sunshine Coast Wineries but also Castle Glen Liqueurs with a fantastic range of wines and liqueurs for you to sample.
Spend an afternoon enjoying the beautiful Sunshine Coast countryside and explore the wineries on a journey across the ridge of the picturesque Blackall Range. Over the last 10 years the development of wineries and cellar doors on the Sunshine Coast has flourished. This tour takes you to not only two of the best Sunshine Coast Wineries but also Castle Glen Liqueurs with a fantastic range of wines and liqueurs for you to sample.
Your tour starts with a visit to the Eumundi Country Fair Market where you can stroll through the stalls and sample local delicacies, followed by a trip to Dulong Lookout for panoramic views of the coastline. Next, you will travel to the mountain village of Montville. Browse through the galleries, art studios and craft shops in this historic village. Enjoy a guided walk through the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Highlights include a visit to the Maleny Mountain Winery! Travel through the picturesque Montville and Maleny in the Sunshine Coast hinterland sampling locally made produce including wine, cheese and delectable nougat tasting. This winery tour takes you to Dulong Lookout to experience the spectacular views while enjoying your morning Devonshire tea. Then on to the hinterland township of Montville, well known for it’s arts and craft, for a relaxed stroll browsing in specialty shops and galleries and enjoying the thriving café lifesyle.
Your tour starts with a visit to the Eumundi Country Fair Market where you can stroll through the stalls and sample local delicacies, followed by a trip to Dulong Lookout for panoramic views of the coastline. Next, you will travel to the mountain village of Montville. Browse through the galleries, art studios and craft shops in this historic village. Enjoy a guided walk through the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Highlights include a visit to the Maleny Mountain Winery!
Travel through the picturesque Montville and Maleny in the Sunshine Coast hinterland sampling locally made produce including wine, cheese and delectable nougat tasting. This winery tour takes you to Dulong Lookout to experience the spectacular views while enjoying your morning Devonshire tea. Then on to the hinterland township of Montville, well known for it’s arts and craft, for a relaxed stroll browsing in specialty shops and galleries and enjoying the thriving café lifesyle.
The Little Morgue Winery
The Little Morgue Winery is one of the most unique cellar doors in Australia. Situated in a building that was previously a working morgue, the building is a landmark in the area. Originally built as a textile factory it was then converted to a morgue, and now into winery and cellar door. The building style is Gothic with lovely wrought iron through out. The new interior brings the new and the old aspects of the building together.
The cellar door is on the upper level that was originally the chapel. With high vaulted ceilings, there is a viewing platform into the winery operations below where the coffin used to appear. The lower level is dug into the ground making it the perfect environment for a cellar.
Michael and Hannah Van Der Merwe opened the winery on 6 December 2003.
The first major event was a Black Friday dinner in March with dinner guests all turning up as witches, undertakers and even skeletons. Wine such as Supreme After Life, a Touch of Coffin and meals such as Mummified Flesh and Sudden Death by Chocolate were devoured.
The Little Morgue Winery now hosts many events and a gourmet Sunday lunch is enjoyed by many, dining al fresco on the terrace or in the chapel for a more wholy experience.
The Little Morgue Winery is also available for small private functions and weddings.
Tour groups are welcome by appointment for lunch or a tasting of the wines produced on site in the boutique winery located in the previous embalmment area.
The Little Morgue Winery is on the way to the Ginger Factory and Eumundi markets.
For more information
Michael and Hannah Van Der Merwe
Tel +61 7 5441 5951
Flame Hill Vineyard
Flame Hill Vineyard is situated on a stunning property little more than an hour from Brisbane and less than thirty minutes from the Sunshine Coast.
Just around the corner from the famous Montville village, our Cellar Door provides an opportunity to relax, taste and buy quality wines, whilst enjoying breathtaking views of the mountains and the ocean below.
Flame Hill Vineyard is quintessentially Queensland, with its rich red volcanic soil, blue skies, iconic homestead, vibrant Flame Trees and sub tropical breezes. We are dedicated to making and sourcing the best wines that Queensland has to offer.
Early settlers in the area, German immigrants who settled mainly around nearby Witta (which was known as "old Teutoberg") grew grapes and made wine which was sold to the hotel at Landsborough - delivered on horseback, packed in saddlebags!
Wine has again become an important industry in the area where vines thrive in the rich volcanic soil and maritime climate of the Blackall Range.
The Sunshine Coast and Hinterland area is a treasure chest of fascinating things to do and see, taste and buy. Wine tasting...homemade fudge and Goats Cheese...arts, crafts and designer fashions...Sunday jazz on the river. There's something for every taste.
For more information
Flame Hill Vineyard
Tel +61 7 5478 5920
Maroochy Springs, Eumundi
Nestled in the valleys near Eumundi is Maroochy Springs Wines. Having retired from their corporate life with Nestli, Jack and Margaret followed their dream of owning and planting their vineyard in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
Maroochy Springs harvested their first vintage Monday, 17 February 2003. Assisted by a dedicated team of friends and neighbours, the picking was accomplished in just one hour and 40 minutes.
It was a difficult first vintage, with Mother Nature throwing just about everything at the Connellys; the driest year for 101 years (the big drought); the hottest summer for more than 90 years; a hail storm (which on 1 December 2002 dumped hail the size of walnuts for over 40 minutes on the small grapes); and 220mm of rain 1= weeks before harvesting.
For more information
Jack and Margaret Connolly
Tel +61 7 5442 8777
Maleny Mountain Wines
Just one hour north of Brisbane is Maleny Mountain Wines, located in the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland.
Rich volcanic soils allowed the planting of Chambourcin grapes in 1999 and the ‘Barrel’ cellar door was built in 2000. Wines are created from local grapes or sourced from other Queensland regions and blended by the winemaker.
There is an extensive list of wines, providing a relaxed and entertaining experience for the novice or wine lover. Wines include sweet, dry, fruity, sparkling, full bodied and fortified. There is also a Reserve range of wines.
Group tastings, bus tours and special occassions can be catered for when advance bookings are made.
A variety of local produce and artworks are for sale at the cellar door as well as a range of Maleny Mountain Wines glasses, postcards, winebuddies and merchandise. Lunches are available on weekends. Teas, coffees and desserts are available as well as cheese platters, available in individual servings or group platters.
For more information
Tel +61 7 5429 6300
Robinsons at Noosa
Just 10 minutes from the heart of Noosa is a glorious bed and breakfast set in rolling vineyards. Noosa Valley Winery is owned and operated by George and Sue Mullins who came out from Ireland more than 30 years ago and never left. Purchasing the property in 1999, George and Sue originally opened the bed and breakfast side of the business, quickly realizing that they wanted to be a part of the burgeoning Sunshine Coast Wine industry. Some 550 Chambourcin vines were planted in 2000 at the front of the 13 acre property, and they harvested their first crop early 2003. The grapes were sent to Robinson Valley Winery at Ballandean.
Noosa Valley Winery acts as a satellite cellar door for Robinsons wines. Robinsons was established by John and Heather Robinson at Ballandean in 1969. Heather comes from the winemaking family of W Salter and Son who established Saltrams Winery in the early 1800s in the Barossa. Robinsons have a long history of wine awards. The cellar door at Noosa Valley Winery is open Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm.
The Bed and Breakfast side of the property is perfectly placed for guests to take in the tourist attractions of the Sunshine Coast, all within a very easy day trip. It is just 10 minutes from Noosa's Hastings Street and beaches, and the same time from the renowned Eumundi markets. There are several comfortable double rooms with en suites, and dayroom equipped with television, tea making facilities and bar fridge. Large deep saltwater pool is great for the warmer months, and the B&B also has a golf driving range, pool table and BBQ area. The property is mostly suited to an adult getaway.
All the facilities are in place to make this a destination for corporate events, weekend getaways or relaxing day trips. It can also be used as a wedding venue.
For more information
George and Sue Mullin
Tel +61 7 5449 1675
Kenilworth Bluff Winery
Kenilworth Bluff Winery is situated in a hidden valley beneath the striking Kenilworth Bluff. It is the Sunshine Coast's first established vineyard. Established in 1993, the vineyard is currently planted with Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Semillon and Chardonnay grape vines.
Access is well signposted. Turn off on the Imbil/Brooloo Road about 1km north of the Kenilworth township and follow the signs.
Coaches are welcome by prior appointment at any time.
Tastings of a range of our wines, local liqueurs and Kenilworth cheeses are available.
A visit to our winery allows a magnificent drive through the Mary River Valley, a visit to the Kenilworth Cheese Factory and an excellent Art Gallery in the town.
The proprietors, Roger & Lesley Kitchen, look forward to seeing you at the vineyard. Open Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.
For more information
Tel +61 7 5472 3723