Gold Coast Hinterland Food and Wineries

When we think of wineries, we think of hot air ballooning, a tradition that started in France but that is well established worldwide, combining the delights of a balloon ride with a visit to regional Vineyards.

To enjoy a morning floating up up and away to see spectacular 360 degree views of the hinterland and then come down to earth and enjoy a champagne breakfast at a local vineyard and taste the wineries offerings, is something that is unique to the Gold Coast hinterland, with only one balloon company offering this wonderful combination. Here in South East Queensland, like the Napa Valley, South of France and Yarra Valley, we all have the chance to enjoy this perfect grouping, a morning’s hot air ballooning, a champagne breakfast on the verandah overlooking a picturesque Vineyard, then a lazy drive between each of the Vineyards and Wineries that are scattered along the Gold Coast hinterland wine trail, before finishing at Tamborine Mountain, to enjoy all the gourmet foods, cafes, deli’s, restaurants and even a distillery, that there is available.

Here you'll find all the information you require on a range of Gold Coast Wineries, some delicious homemade cheeses and local product offerings with links directly to their websites.

The Gold Coast hinterland is growing in popularity, recognised as one of Australia's more diverse wine producing regions. Each of the listings below, do have different opening times, so we suggest planning your trip and clicking on the websites we list, so that you make the most of your time, touring the Gold Coast hinterland food and wine possibilities. Remember too, that most are family businesses, with boutique operations, so planning ahead, will give you the most choices when you do drive onto the hinterland.

To combine, some wine tasting, a hot air balloon ride, a long lunch, some cheese tasting, some locally grown coffee, chocolates can take a day or why not make it two, take your time, and really relax for a short gourmet break, that’s only one hour from the Gold Coast. The tastes, range of produce, fresh food and the progressive winemakers making lively, cutting edge style wines to enjoy and to learn about at the cellar doors you visit, may make this an experience, you want to repeat again, when friends and family come to stay.

  • Located on Tamborine Mountain, Witches Falls Winery is a small, award winning, family owned and operated winery.  The cellar door is open daily for winery tours and cellar door sales of their award winning wines.  Their grapes are sourced from the Granite Belt, Queensland's most…

  • Witches Chase Cheese produces small batches or high quality Tamborine Mountain cheeses, ice cream and yogurt using cows and goats milk from a local Scenic Rim dairy.  This award winning cheese factory is a must see tourist destination in Mt Tamborine.  Come along and enjoy the…

  • Producing tantalising wine in a beautiful setting in the hills of the Gold Coast hinterland, Sarabah Estate Vineyard is a unique experience that is open for booked visits, they specialise in weddings and functions.  Sarabah Estate Vineyard is a fifty acre wine and vineyard…

  • The Mt Tamborine Coffee Plantation is a family owned, boutique coffee plantation and roastery with a lovely coffee shop and gallery cafe that is open weekdays.  They offer a choice of coffee blends at your desired strength including their own organic bean grown and roasted…

  • Celebrating over 30 years of quality wines, the Mt Nathan Winery is a boutique and award winning winery producing wines with world wide appeal.   Open 7 days a week, the winery is open for tours and has a great area for wine tasting and meals.  Honey plays a key role in…

  • A family owned and operated wine business with vineyard and cellar door cafe.  The Mason Wines Cellar Door Cafe is open Wednesday to Sunday and features a modern menu with superb vineyard views set against a mountainous horizon and glistening fresh water dam.  Stop in for a…

Most popular rides

See All Popular Rides
  • Go to detail page
    Thumbnail
    Balloon Rides

    Gold Coast

    Gold Coast Hot Air Balloon Ride plus Champagne Breakfast at O'Reilly's Grand Homestead and Vineyard

    18 Reviews
    $280
    Book Now
  • Go to detail page
    Thumbnail
    Balloon Rides

    Cairns

    Hot Air Balloon Scenic Flight and transfers - our most popular!

    24 Reviews
    $260
    Book Now
  • Go to detail page
    Thumbnail
    Balloon Rides

    Brisbane

    Brisbane Hot Air Balloon Ride - Grand Homestead Champagne Breakfast, Self Drive

    14 Reviews
    $280
    Book Now