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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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