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Tour the Sunshine Coast’s Wineries

by Sydney Bear, The Sebel Host | December 27, 2017

There’s more to the Sunshine Coast than just golden sand and rolling surf – it’s also home to one of Australia’s fastest-growing wine regions.

Whether you’re in search of a Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, we can help you plan the ultimate winery tour of the Sunshine Coast. To experience the best of this flourishing industry, consider adding these wineries to your Queensland itinerary.

Maleny Mountain Wines

Maleny Mountain Wines is one of the Sunshine Coast’s premier wineries. Boasting an 8-barrel high showroom, it houses a huge collection of wines. There’s a flavour to suit every palate at Maleny Mountain Wines, from:

  • Maleny Rose – Sourced from locally grown Chambourcin grapes, Maleny Rose is bursting with rich raspberry flavours and
  • Maleny Bubbles – Known for its crisp finish, this chardonnay is perfect for special occasions to
  • Sweet Sunshine – This wine’s subtle blend of fruity aromas gets better with age.

If you’re a foodie as well as a wine connoisseur, the menu at Maleny Mountain Wines has everything from tangy cheese platters to decadent burgers.

Flame Hill Vineyard

Specialising in fermented Chardonnays and Kurrajong Shiraz, Flame Hill Vineyard produces 100% hand-harvested wines. Perched high in the Blackall Range, this picturesque winery can be found in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Not only are Flame Hill Vineyard wines rich in taste and texture – the vineyard’s owners are committed to sustainable farming practices, so that all their wines are ethically produced. Featuring a restaurant, kitchen garden and scenic grounds, Flame Hill Vineyard has everything you could ever want in a winery.

Ocean View Estates

Perfect for scenic day trips from either Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast, Ocean View Estates is situated on the Mount Mee Tourist Drive. Set amongst the mountain’s lush green landscape, the estate has a vineyard, craft brewery, wine-tasting room and restaurant.

Apart from sampling all the different wines, you are also encouraged to learn about the wine production process. Join the daily winery tour to go behind the scenes and see firsthand how their wines are produced, with tastings led by one of the winemakers.

For something a little different, sign up for the scenic horse riding tour which will take you through the nearby hills. Stop for a delicious lunch of cheese, wine and dessert before embarking on the journey home.

Dusty Hill Vineyard

Dusty Hill Vineyard is a family-owned and operated winery located in the Sunshine Coast’s South Burnett region. All wines available at Dusty Hill Vineyard are made on site from locally grown grapes. Overlooking Lake Barambah, the vineyard’s quaint atmosphere and immaculate grounds attract food and wine enthusiasts from all over Australia.

Designed to feel like a village, Dusty Hill Vineyard features a range of state-of-the-art facilities, including:

  • An Irish tavern and restaurant
  • A tasting room
  • Chef and winemakers pantry
  • A bottle shop and
  • A wedding chapel.

If you’re in search for the ultimate winery experience, Dusty Hill Vineyard is a must-see for all wine lovers.

Winya Wines

Nestled in a picturesque valley near Sandy Creek, Winya Wines is just one hour’s drive from Brisbane. Their wine collection caters to diverse tastes, with everything from sweet summer reds to dry Verdelhos. Using a combination of berries, grapes and citrus, Winya Wines has created a unique range of flavours. To accompany your wine, savour the vineyard’s signature dish, a delicious rib fillet steak with stuffed potatoes and sour cream.

While tasting all the different wines, you can sit back, relax and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Originally a cattle station, the Winya Wines property is rustic yet comfortable.


Have we convinced you that the Sunshine Coast can hold its own as a wine region? Why not see for yourself?

To begin planning your Sunshine Coast winery tour, we can help you find somewhere to stay. If you need help with making a hotel booking, The Sebel Noosa or The Sebel Coolangatta are both ideally situated for wine tours on the Sunshine Coast.

Explore the range of Sebel Hotels & Apartments when planning your next Sunshine Coast stay.

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