North west of Brisbane, the South Burnett region neighbours the Great Dividing Range and is one of Queensland's up-and-coming wine regions.
With its warm summer days and crisp, cool nights, the South Burnett region boasts magnificent landscapes dotted with vineyards, olive groves, orchard plantations, and fruitful farmland.
South Burnett is a region bursting with true country charm and hospitality. Here, you’ll be treated like family as you sit with the very winemakers themselves and learn about the unique varietals, they produce in the shadow of the majestic Bunya Mountains.
This lesser-known Queensland wine region has been growing grapes since the late 1850s, with the first vines planted at Boondooma Homestead – an historic site open to visitors daily. Commercial wine production came much later, in the early 1990s, with the first cellar door opening around the same time.
Today, the region invites visitors to ‘uncork the magic’ and sample an array of varietals including Chardonnay, Verdelho, Sangiovese, Shiraz and Merlot.
The South Burnett wine region can be broken into two areas, with the northern end encompassing the wineries and cellar doors of Clovely Estate (the state’s biggest vineyard), Moffatdale Ridge, Barambah Cellars (a cooperative cellar door from a trio of producers), and Dusty Hill.
The second area includes Kingaroy and surrounds, home to Crane Wines, Kingsley Grove Estate, and Taabinga Station. When you’re making your way along Queensland’s Vine and Shine Trail to visit South Burnett, Moffatdale is your most obvious entry point for those venturing in from the stunning Sunshine Coast.
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