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.

  • Visit the Queensland Wine Centre to experience the most extensive range of QLD wines in one place.  Located on the gorgeous Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard, at Mount Tamborine in the Gold Coast Hinterland.  Wine lovers will love a visit here; there are over 100 wines in stock and…

  • Enjoy handcrafted boutique beers in a open atmosphere with stunning views of Mt Tamborine, the Mt Brewery is open 7 days.  See how real beer is made and enjoy a tasting tray, grab a cheese platter or select from our bar menu and enjoy an afternoon in our open air beer garden…

  • A Restaurant & Wine Bar, Cafe, Delicatessen, Cellar Door, Tapas Venue and more!  Delivino on Mount Tamborine sources hard to get local gourmet food products and over 30 local wines as well as international products including delicious cheese.  They even arrange picnic…

  • Australia’s most Internationally-awarded Distillery and Liquor brand in the New Millennium.  Tamborine Mountain Distillery is open Monday to Saturday; they produce beautiful, smooth, Schnapps, Liqueurs, Fruit Brandy, Gins and Vodkas.  The Distillery's products have won awards in…

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