Wineries, breweries and the distillery of the Scenic Rim

Exploring the Brisbane’s backyard means chasing down local goods and producers – and yes, that definitely means cellar door tastings.

Jump in the car and nominate a driver or join a tour to discover the Scenic Rim’s wine, beer and spirit makers. 

We've drawn up a handy map to help you plan your day.

Wineries

Tamborine Mountain area

Witches Falls
Witches Falls Winery

Witches Falls Winery
This cute cellar door is more than just a pretty place. James Halliday recently awarded it 5 RED Stars, placing the winery in Australia’s top 4.9 per cent. 

Mt Tamborine Winery
Mt Tamborine Vineyard & Winery was the first to establish vines in the area. Head to the cellar door 10am-4pm every day and while there enjoy one of the winery’s award-winning steak pies.

Cedar Creek Estate
Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery

Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery
Stop by Cedar Creek for the largest range of wines in the Scenic Rim. The cute estate has sprawling gardens, a restaurant and a purpose-built glow worm cave. Wine and worms? Okay, sure.

Albert River Wines
Stand on the deck of Auchenflower House overlooking lush green valleys of vines. The restaurant serves Italian fusion cuisine and Devonshire tea. Nearby the property’s old billiard room acts as the cellar door for tastings.

Heritage Wines
While the main vineyards are located out at Stanthorpe, there is a cellar door and restaurant at Heritage on Mt Tamborine. Drop by for a tasting and stay on for lunch.

Mason Wines
Another Granite Belt winery, Mason Wines has a cellar door and Eden Restaurant at Mt Tamborine. Wine tasting is available daily, as is lunch.

Canungra area

Canungra Valley Vineyard

Canungra Valley Vineyard
On the way up to O’Reilly’s stop into the Canungra Valley Vineyard for tastings and perhaps enjoy a picnic on the lawn. The property backs onto a creek and if you’re quiet enough you might just spot a platypus.

Sarabah Estate
This family-run winery is nestled at the base of the famous Lamington National Park. Just 10 minutes from the township of Canungra, the bistro has a cafe menu to pair with wine tastings.

Boonah/Rathdowney/Harrisville areas

Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages
Can’t convince someone to be designated driver? You can stay the night here. Opt for a free three-wine tasting, or go the package – $25 gets you five wines to taste, a port tasting, antipasto platter to share and a full glass of wine to enjoy. 

Bunjurgen Estate
David and Sue McMaugh of Bunjurgen Estate

Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard
This 60-acre property 10km from the town of Boonah has a large cellar door with rose, verjuice, sparkling verjuice and cherry port as the stars.

Normanby Wines
The first vines of verdelho and shiraz were planted in 1999, followed by other varieties over the next three years. The first vintage verdelho won a bronze medal, and its shiraz listed in the top 100 Australian wines in 2002. Now the winery offers tours, and the cellar door is open daily, 10am-5pm.


Kooroomba Vineyards & Lavender Farm

Kooroomba Vineyards & Lavender Farm
Sample and purchase from a big range of exclusive premium wines and enjoy contemporary Australian cuisine at this vineyard and lavender farm. Experience the homestead indoors by a roaring log fire in winter or outside on the terrace on sunny days.

Paradine Estate Wines
Nestled at the top of the hill at Harrisville, Paradine overlooks the working vines and beautiful surrounds of the Scenic Rim. Its cellar door is open Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10am to 4pm, and by appointment during the week.

Breweries & Distillery

Tamborine Mountain Brewery
Fortitude Brewing Company

Fortitude Brewing Company
Just off Mt Tamborine’s famous Gallery Walk lies the purpose-built Fortitude Brewing Company cellar door and brewery. Stop in to try a paddle of beers from the brewery’s two labels – Fortitude and Noisy Minor. There is a restaurant in the building and a cheese shop too.

Tamborine Mountain Distillery
Tamborine Mountain Distillery

Tamborine Mountain Distillery
It all started more than 20 years ago when a small family on the mountain was growing too much fruit. Now the internationally awarded distillery produces liquor, vodka and schnapps using native flavours and local produce. Drop by for a bottle of the lilly pilly gin, eucalyptus gum leaf vodka or lemon myrtle liqueur to name a few.

Beard n Brau
Using locally grown malts and water, Beard n Brau’s paddock-to-bottle style is based on traditions from France/Belgium where each village brewery utilised the available ingredients. The brewery has no cellar door, so pop by the Bearded Dragon or these distributors

Scenic Rim Brewery
Scenic Rim Brewery beers

Scenic Rim Brewery and Cafe
Another family-owned brewery, Scenic Rim also makes the most of the region’s crisp clean water and natural ingredients. We can’t think of a better place to brew beer with the brewery situated in the 100 year Mount Alford General Store.

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