Glasses of wine, actually, because on these chauffeured Mt Tamborine winery tours you will visit three family-run boutique wineries and be treated to guided tastings. Plus, you’ll get to stop off at scenic lookouts along the way so you can take in the wondrous beauty of the Scenic Rim, perhaps pour a little more wine from a bottle you bought, and not have to worry about getting behind the wheel of a car.
You won’t have to worry about anything really since Pineapple Tours takes care of every detail. From its door-to-door service (if you live within 10kms of the city centre) to taking photos of your day out on the mountain, you’ll be well looked after. There’s lunch too, prepared and cooked by an award-winning chef, and optional cheese and fudge platters so you won’t go hungry on your winery adventure.
The Mt Tamborine Wineries
Hampton Estate Winery
Since being given a five-star rating in James Halliday’s 2016 Australian Wine Companion and being named one of the ten wineries to watch out for, Hampton Lane Wines have gone on to produce a number of award-winning drops. They have wines to suit to most palettes and occasions, which you’ll find out on their guided tasting.
The estate is also a gorgeous venue housing a historic and salvaged chapel from Burleigh Heads. And with views across the Gold Coast Hinterland and out to the Pacific Ocean, you’ll be left in awe.
Witches Falls Winery
Witches Falls has rounded up experience from some of Australia’s top wine-making regions as well as from places around the world and with that wealth of knowledge they have become one of Queensland’s largest wine producers.
Nonetheless, all of their products are made on-site where meticulous detail and minimal intervention is key to their tasty vintages. Not to mention the high altitude of its vineyards which are at 800-1020 metres above sea level in Queensland’s Granite Belt.
Cedar Creek Estate Winery
From the tree-lined driveway up to the first glimpse of the picturesque grounds, you just know that a stop at Cedar Creek Estate is going to be a magnificent experience. Relax and relish in the stunning views after tasting their wide range of superb wines, which they’re certain more than one wine will be to your liking.
You’ll want to return another day as well and make time for the purpose-built glow worm cave as well as the artwork of Australian landscapes in the Arthur Hamblin Gallery.
Tamborine Mountain Distillery
For those keen to experience a full day out on the mountain, your small group tour will also pull into Tamborine Mountain Distillery for a tasting of liqueurs and spirits. The family-run distillery has been turning fruit into spirits since 1993 using some traditional processes that have been passed down through the generations and racking up more than 300 international awards for their efforts.
A visit to Tamborine Mountain Distillery has become a ‘must do’ for everyone visiting the region, which you won’t have time for if you choose just the half-day mini winery tour.
What else is included on your Mt Tamborine Tour
Lunch is also included in both the half and full-day chauffeur tours departing Brisbane and the Gold Coast. While the menu is seasonal, you’ll be in for a treat with dishes like slow-braised beef cheek with seeded mustard jus, tomato relish, parsnips, creamy mash potato & seasonal greens or Texas rubbed brisket with Hasselback potato, slaw, corn cob with housemade bbq sauce. And then there’s dessert as well.
The guides at Pineapple Tours not only know the area well but the know the history too. And on your half or full-day tour, they will entertain you with their knowledge and show you the sights and sounds that make the mountain feel like the other side of the world when coming from the city or the coast.
Don’t just go on a winery tour. Go on a chauffeured drive to three family-run Mt Tamborine wineries with scenic stops along the way that will fill your lungs with fresh mountain air. And then, get dropped off at home when your day of wine tastings and lunch is done.
Pineapple Tours’ half-day mini tours and full-day Mt Tamborine wine tours take place on both Saturday and Sunday.
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