Welcome to the Vine and Shine Trail – Queensland’s first official wine trail, connecting more than 70 wineries, vineyards, and cellar doors across the Sunshine State.
On this self-guided journey, you can choose to explore a little – or a lot – discovering the emerging varietals, rich terroirs, and colourful characters that make Queensland wine so unique.
The Vine and Shine Trail winds its way through the Queensland wine regions, each with its own distinct personality, from the Granite Belt to the Scenic Rim / Gold Coast Hinterland; South Burnett; Wide Bay-Burnett; Brisbane / Greater Brisbane / Sunshine Coast; and Darling Downs / Western Queensland.
From long lunches at cellar doors to picnics between the vines at some of Australia’s highest altitude vineyards, there’s something sure to suit every palate as you enjoy tastings of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay, as well as less-sipped varietals like Vermentino, Fiano and Saperavi.
Like a fine wine, the Queensland wine industry has truly come of age. After 160 years of redefining vineyards and varietals to meet the state’s unique sub-tropical climate, Queensland winemakers are finally earning a reputation for their emerging varieties and sun-kissed ‘vines of the future’.
The Vine and Shine Trail was created to put Queensland winemakers on the map, encouraging domestic and international visitors alike to venture in from the coast and discover a wine tourism experience only Queensland can offer.
The Vine and Shine trail is the centrepiece of an overarching ‘Venture In’ tourism campaign, funded by the Australian Government’s Export and Regional Wine Support Package and the Queensland Government. The initiative was spearheaded by the Queensland Wine Industry Association (QWIA) and launched in November 2020, with support from Wine Australia to support wine tourism in Queensland