Scenic Rim:
Wineries, breweries & a distillery            

18 JANUARY 2023

The Scenic Rim is a foodie region flourishing with more than 20 craft brewers, distillers and cellar doors that serve world-class drops brimming with homegrown ingredients and infused with a touch of country charm. From vine-to-cork to barrel-to-bar the region has a tipple for all tastes to swirl, sip and savour. Make sure you bring your empty esky to fill on your journey so you can continue to enjoy the region at home.  .



Tamborine Mountain 

Witches Falls Winery 

Located on Tamborine Mountain in the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland, Witches Falls is more than just a pretty place - James Halliday once awarded it 5 RED Stars, placing the winery in Australia’s top 4.9 per cent. Visitors can settle in for a 60-minute wine tasting experience for just $10 which includes six pours from the range. If cider is your tipple of choice, then book in for an artisanal cider tasting for $16. There is no restaurant on site, but guests can order a locally sourced cheese plate which they can enjoy at leisure on their BYO picnic blanket within the vines.

 An image of a cheeseboard platter with various cheeses and dips and also a bottle of wine.

Witches Falls Estate

Mt Tamborine Vineyard & Winery 

Mt Tamborine Vineyard & Winery was the first to establish vines in the area. Head to the cellar door 8:30am-4pm every day and while there enjoy something light from the menu including arancini, bruschetta or an antipasto board. There is also a giftshop on site as well as a yoga and pilates studio.  

Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery 

Cedar Creek is home to sprawling gardens, a restaurant which operates Wednesday to Sunday and a purpose-built glow worm cave which is the only place in Queensland you can see the glow worms during the day. 30-minute glow worm cave tours are available for $19. Wine tasting is available at the Queensland Wine Centre onsite which offers wine tasting of five wines for $10 per person.  

Albert River Wines 

Stand on the deck of the historic Auchenflower House overlooking lush green valleys of vines. The restaurant serves modern Australian cuisine and Devonshire tea from Wednesday to Sunday. Nearby the property’s old billiard room acts as the cellar door for tastings of the award-winning wine.  

Hampton Estate Wines 

Historical Hampton House offers contemporary Australian style cuisine made from premium local ingredients which can be enjoyed sitting by the restaurants large open fireplace whilst looking at the sweeping views of the valley. After lunch guests can browse the onsite art gallery housing work from local talent from the Tamborine Mountain Arts Collective and sample beverages at the Cellar Door and Whisky Bar. Visitors can stay overnight onsite in one of the eight studio suites.

Mason Wines 

Mason Wines has a cellar door and Eden Restaurant at Mt Tamborine. Wine tasting is available daily for $8 per person and includes varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and even some unusual varieties like Petit Verdot or Viognier. The onsite restaurant uses local produce mostly sourced within 40kms. Stay a little longer onsite within one of the two fully self-contained accommodation cottages onsite, Administration House and Wine Makers Cottage both of which sleep up to eight people.


Canungra Valley Vineyard 

On the way up to O’Reilly’s stop into the Canungra Valley Vineyard for wine tastings or a tasting paddle and enjoy a picnic of local gourmet food on the lawn by the creek or walk an Alpaca at the onsite Mountview Alpaca Farm. Stay close by at the O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat located within the stunning World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park. 

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. Open Friday to Sunday the bistro has a café menu and wood-fired pizzas to pair with wine tastings which are $15 or $20 with cheeses.  


Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages 

Can’t convince someone to be designated driver? You can stay the night here in the fully self-contained vineyard cottages. Wander the vineyard and taste the wines with a cheese or antipasto platter – their cellar door is open to the public of Saturday & Sunday from 10am-4pm between April and September.  

Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard 

Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard produces award-winning Rosé styles made solely from grapes grown on the property which is a must-try within the wine-tastings along with their 10-year barrel-aged 2010 Tawny Fortified which is on the menu at Queensland’s Government House. The 24-hectare property is a perfect picnic spot accessible via a walking track through the vineyard.  

Close up image of four Overflow Estate wine bottles in a silver bucket.

Overflow Estate

The Overflow Estate 1895 

Showcasing vermentino, fiano, tempranillo and montepulciano varieties, the Overflow Estate 1895 is now operating a cellar door, located on the edge of picturesque Lake Wyaralong. Sip on divine drops and nibble on local produce from 11am-2pm Thursdays & Fridays, and 10am-4pm Saturdays and Sundays. Stay onsite at The Overflow 1895 which is home to five secluded WanderPods which look over Lake Wyaralong and 4000 acres of bushland and superb star gazing at night. 

Kooroomba Vineyards & Lavender Farm 

Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm provides a southern France experience on the doorstep of Brisbane. The property includes a cellar door, the Kooroomba Restaurant which serves up contemporary Australian cuisine and a Lavender Gift Shop, which overlooks a six-hectare vineyard and breath-taking lavender fields, with magnificent views of the Scenic Rim mountains. 

An image of Tamborine Mountain Distillery entrance.

Tamborine Mountain Distillery

Breweries & 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. 

Fortitude Brewing Company 

Just off Tamborine Mountain’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. Enjoy live music every Saturday.  

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. Open 10am – 5pm Thursday to Sunday, with li e music on Saturday’s. Bookings are strongly recommended.  

An image of a family standing on a ledge in a rainforest, surrounded by large rocks and trees.