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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01 Moffatdale Ridge -26.293410152.006300 681 Barambah Rd, Murgon

While Moffatdale Ridge has been producing hand-crafted wine since 2001, this family owned and operated winery has a long history of association with the South Burnett Region, dating back four generations.

02 Dusty Hill -26.312040152.001610 80 Waterview Dr, Moffatdale

Overlooking the picturesque Lake Barambah, Dusty Hill Vineyard and Winery is a family-owned venue that incorporates a cellar door, Irish tavern, and boutique accommodation to create an ideal weekend getaway.

03 Clovely Estate -26.302645152.014702 91 Steinhardt’s Rd, Moffatdale

Vineyards and olive groves on the sun-drenched hillsides of the South Burnett are the source of the Clovely experience. Award-winning and innovative wines, local olives and cold pressed oils create the inspiration for fabulous feasts, rustic dinners and congenial get-togethers.

04 Barambah Cellars -26.303520152.032610 3 Wineries share this cellar door – 167 Tipperary Rd, Redgate

Offering wine tasting and ‘paddock to plate’ share platters, Moffatdale’s Barambah Cellars sources its unique wines from three South Burnett vineyards: Nuova Scuola Wines, Lightning Tree Wines, and Hillsdale Estate.

05 Nuova Scuola -26.306340152.018440 167 Tipperary Rd, Moffatdale

Part of the Barambah Cellars cooperative, Nuova Scola grows ‘old world varieties from a new world terroir’, producing a range of emerging varietals including Viognier, Nebbiolo, and Sangiovese, as well as Tempranillo and Pinot Grigio.

06 Lightning Tree Wines -26.306340152.018440 167 Tipperary Rd, Moffatdale

Another member of the Barambah Cellars cooperative trio, Lightning Tree Wines lend their 40+ years of viticulture experience to this relatively new label, producing classics like Shiraz through to the more experimental Saperavi.

07 Hillsdale Estate -26.306340152.018440 167 Tipperary Rd, Moffatdale

The third producer in the Barambah Cellars cooperative, Hillsdale Estate embraces their vineyard’s unique microclimate at the bottom of the Booie Range to produce Merlot, Verdelho, Tempranillo, Vermentino, plus trials of Durif and Chambourcin.

08 Crane Wines -26.508000151.878200 162 Haydens Rd, Kingaroy

Located just 10 kilometres from the country hub of Kingaroy, Crane Wines is a boutique winery, B&B and vineyard offering visitors “wine to suit all palates.”

09 Kingsley Grove -26.617380151.793830 49 Stuart Valley Dr, Goodger

Kingsley Grove uses a ‘berry to bottle’ approach to produce boutique wines that reflect the unique qualities of the South Burnett’s climate and soil, making them perfect for Queensland consumption.

10 Taabinga Station -26.656420151.746950 108 Flagstone Rd, Haly Creek via Kingaroy

Situated in the midst of the South Burnett, Taabinga Station is an historic cattle-station-turned-vineyard that has been producing Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay since 1995.