Thinking of getting out of the city for the weekend? Why not head to the scenic rim? it’s only a short drive from brisbane, stretching from Tamborine Mountain & Canungra through The Lost World & Mt Barney and across to Boonah & Kalbar. It’s a great place to explore nature, relax and enjoy award winning food and wine.
Here are our top recommendations for Vineyards and Wineries you can check-out on your visit:
Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard
Located in the beautiful Heart of the Scenic Rim, Bunjurgen Estate is an hour drive from Brisbane and only thirty minutes from Ipswich. They produce award winning Rose styles made solely from grapes grown on the property, an outstanding Sparkling Verjuice and a still Shiraz Verjuice, medium dry Chambourcin reds. There are four picnic areas and visitors are welcome to bring their own food and enjoy the facilities at their leisure. There is a walking track through the vineyard on the 24 hectare property with superb views of the Dividing Range, Mount French and other prominent landmarks.
Flinders Peak Winery
Only a short 45 minute drive from Brisbane, the Flinders Peak Winery is set on a beautiful 80 acres of property with a 47 acre vineyard consisting of 19000 vines. In addition to producing their own wines, they also make a range of spirits including gin and vodka. Tastings and sales are available at the cellar door and weddings, functions and groups of all kinds can also be catered for. The property also has 20 on-site accommodation villas, perfect for a mini weekend getaway.
O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard
Enjoy a sample of the finest wines whilst taking in the beauty of the Canungra Valley at O’Reilly’s. You can stay for lunch and purchase one of their gourmet picnic baskets (order 24 hours before) or book in an Alpaca Picnic. Yes, they have Alpaca’s, so cute!
Scenic Rim Brewery
Just over an hour from Brisbane or the Gold Coast, the brewery is a perfect family friendly weekend destination.
They’ve created beers to celebrate the place and people they love and like all things country, they’re best shared over a couple of cold ones and a bite to eat. Open Thursday to Sunday.
The Overflow Estate 1895
The Overflow 1895 is an historic grazing property a waterfront vineyard bordered by the Wyaralong Dam. The wines are perfectly paired with antipasto, fresh seafood, pate and crusty bread.
Information provided by Kath Rose & Associates
Published by: Aliyah Ravat
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