From cellar doors in the Sunshine State capital to vineyards swept by sea breeze, there’s many a drop to be enjoyed between Brisbane, Greater Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

Throughout this accessible region, you can stomp grapes, indulge in a long-lunch, and soak up the sun, all just a quick trip inland from the famous Sunshine Coast beaches.

If your Vine and Shine Trail exploration begins in Brisbane, you don’t even need to leave the city to enjoy your first taste of Queensland wine.

Both Clovely Estate Cellar Door and City Winery are located in the heart of the River City, but it wasn’t always so easy to enjoy local wine in the heart of the action, City Winery is Brisbane's first inner-city winery since 1860!

Within an hour of the city limits, you’ll find well-visited vineyards from Sirromet at Mount Cotton, Queenland’s largest winery, to Ocean View Estates at the foothills of Mount Mee. Venturing further north to the Sunshine Coast, a stunning wine region unfolds with boutique wineries and cellar doors serving up an array of award-winning wines.

While most visitors to the region base themselves at the iconic Sunshine Coast beaches, it’s easy to venture in and explore this fast-growing wine region with high-altitude, cool climate vineyards nestled between Blackall Range, Kenilworth, and Traveston.

Milder weather in the valleys towards the coast makes for a diverse micro-climate and allows for a range of grape varieties to grow, from Shiraz to Sauvignon Blanc, and Chambourcin to Chardonnay. You can always stick to the classics and enjoy a uniquely Queensland Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon.

From gourmet lunches at cellar doors to barrel tastings a stone’s throw from vineyard cottages, there’s something sure to suit every palate across the Brisbane, Greater Brisbane and Sunshine Coast wine regions.

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01 Flame Hill Vineyard Winery -26.680305152.878296 249 Western Ave, Montville QLD 4560

Sitting atop the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Flame Hill Vineyard and Restaurant is an iconic Queensland wine destination, home to hand-harvested crops and the annual ‘Stomp’ grape harvest festival.

02 Winya Wines -26.916578152.607712 145 Sandy Creek Rd, Sandy Creek

After venturing into grape growing as an addition to their successful cattle farm, Winya Wines has grown to become one of the must-visit wineries in the Kilcoy area, producing eight varieties of wine and two ports.

03 Nirvana Estate Vineyard -26.902710152.612770 339 Sandy Creek Rd, Sandy Creek
07 5498 1055

Boasting boutique blends with a distinct Somerset Valleys regional character, Nirvana Estate Vineyard is a hidden gem specialising in Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

04 Woongooroo Estate -26.975197152.677261 35 Doyles, Rd Mount Archer

As one of the first wineries in the Somerset Valley, Woongooroo Estate pride themselves on their hospitality, welcoming you and your family to sample their wines or enjoy a cheese matching experience.

05 Ocean View Estates -27.123690152.796520 2557 Mount Mee, Rd Ocean View

Ocean View Estates is set on stunning surrounds, making it a favourite for weddings. Wines on offer include Viognier, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Ruby Cabernet, with Verdelho and Merlot sourced from the South Burnett region.

06 City Winery -27.455410153.039444 11 Wandoo St, Fortitude Valley

The first inner city winery since 1860, City Winery sources grapes from across Australia, bringing them to life at their micro-winery in the heart of the trendy James Street precinct.

07 Clovely Estate City Cellar -27.453140153.004910 210 Musgrave Rd, Red Hill

If the vineyards in South Burnett are out of reach, pop into Clovely Estate’s cellar door in Brisbane instead. Their city cellar stocks a full range of award-winning wines and goodies from their olive grove.

08 Sirromet Winery -27.592779153.227631 850-938 Mount Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton

Located a short drive from both Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Intrinsically chiselled by Mother Nature, their wines are sculptured by wind, rain and sunshine to embed typicity of style whilst philosophically stimulating the mind with natural pleasures. On-site dining from picnics to a la carte. On-site accommodation in “Sanctuary” takes glamping to new heights.