Introduction to Brisbane’s Winery Scene

Brisbane’s wine scene is having its time in the sun. Although other wine regions around the country have captured local and international headlines, more and more vineyards are opening to acclaim within touching distance of Brisbane CBD. Now, you’re invited to explore numerous wineries and cellar doors, featuring the full spectrum of traditional vinos to cutting-edge natural wines.

So, what’s the best way to introduce yourself to Brisbane’s wine scene? Taking part in a stellar Brisbane wine tour from Tic Tac Tours ensures you experience many of the state’s top-rated vineyards. Departing from Brisbane, you’ll commute between several leading wineries, dining on exceptional food and wine as you bask in the sun.

Ready to learn more? Here, we dive into what makes Brisbane’s emerging wine scene so extraordinary.

What makes Brisbane’s wine scene special?

Queensland has long been a hotbed of winemaking. In fact, the state’s oldest grapevines date back more than 160 years when the first varieties were planted in the rural town of Roma and throughout the Granite Belt region.

As the industry has grown, so has the number of businesses involved in wine production. Recent estimates put the size of the state’s winemaking sector at an impressive 3,700 acres, with more than 30 businesses involved in high-end wine production.

This expansive scale means there’s no shortage of grape varieties to enjoy. You’ll discover top-notch chardonnay, semillon, shiraz and cabernet alongside lesser-known but no less delicious options like roussanne, alvarinho, sagrantino and malbec.

The best wine regions to visit near Brisbane

If you decide to explore the best wine regions near Brisbane, the good news is that one is never far away. Below, we introduce the most renowned wine regions from across Queensland.

Scenic Rim

Set about 90 minutes drive from Brisbane, the Scenic Rim wine region is one of the most popular in Southeastern Queensland. Celebrated for its fortified wines and red varieties, destinations like Mount Tamborine now thrive with local wine lovers. Across a dozen or so small-scale wineries and cellar doors, you’ll discover incredible flavours with panoramic views to match.

Granite Belt

The Granite Belt is another first-rate wine region within reach of Brisbane. Situated under a three-hour drive from Brisbane or the Gold Coast, the region centres around the charming town of Stanthorpe. As the country’s highest-altitude wine region, local vineyards produce medium-bodied, moderately alcoholic wines with intense flavours. Head along to experience a vast array of alternative drops.

The Hinterlands

Away from the stunning coastline and into the countryside, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Hinterlands are also bursting with great wineries. North of Brisbane, the scenic town of Maleny is surrounded by incredible options. Meanwhile, 80 kilometres south of Brisbane, the Canungra Valley also offers a wealth of highly-rated wineries alongside distilleries, cheese factories and chocolate shops.

Find the perfect wine tour

Don’t wait to book your perfect wine tour. Simply get to know Tic Tac Tour’s fantastic adventures to discover everything that makes Brisbane’s surrounding wine region so special.

Mount Tamborine

Explore the best wineries around Mount Tamborine with our selection of full-day tours. You’ll enjoy tastings at three wineries, including Witches Fall Wines and Hampton Estate Wines. Plus, we’ll visit incredible distilleries, cheese factories and breweries. Best of all, our deluxe tour features a gourmet two-course lunch. If you’re short on time, we also offer half-day tours to this fascinating wine destination.

Scenic Rim

Join us on a guided full-day tour to the Scenic Rim to soak up the boutique vineyards and stunning vistas. We’ll stop at four wineries along the way for tastings, including Albert River Wines, The Overflow Estate and Bunjurgan Wines. Plus, we’ll sit down for a gourmet two-course lunch that makes the most of local cuisine. Grab your loved ones for this serene countryside experience.

Canungra Valley

For a tasty tour designed for animal lovers and wine connoisseurs, our full-day adventure into Canungra Valley is an unforgettable experience. Following stops at a selection of top-notch wineries, we’ll travel to O’Reilly’s Vineyard, where you can sample exceptional vino while walking and feeding alpacas. Get involved to discover this fun-loving experience amid scenic hillsides.

Maleny Hinterland

Climb aboard this full-day guided tour to Maleny to find out what makes this part of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland such a must-see destination. Throughout the day, you’ll make six stops at leading wineries, breweries and cheese factories as you relish stirring views across the nearby Glasshouse Mountains. Bring all your friends for an unbeatable day in the sun ripe with tantalising food and wine.

Ready to make a booking?

If you would like more information about any of our wine tours, please get in touch with the friendly team at Tic Tac Tours today by calling 1300 842 822, sending an email to, or leaving your enquiry on our online form. Don’t forget you can also book our bus charter service from Brisbane to customise your journey.

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