WineEssence Wine Tour

Boutique Queensland wineries and award winning distillery

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WineEssence Wine Tour

Boutique Queensland wineries and award winning distillery

Enjoying the ambience at Albert River Wines on the Wine Tour

The Queensland wine tasting experience on a Wine Tour!

The full day WineEssence Wine Tour offers a fantastic and fun filled opportunity to awaken your senses with a taste of award winning Queensland wines amongst the beautiful and tranquil Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast hinterland.

 

In addition to visiting 3-4 boutique wineries and tasting award winning wines you will experience the ambience of the Internationally acclaimed and Australia's most award winning distillery which offers tasters of high quality liqueurs, vodkas and schnapps from unique hand painted bottles.  We also provide you with an opportunity see a working winery in operation. 

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Amongst the numerous awards this fine group of boutique wineries hold is the prestige 5 red stars winery award for 'exceptional' wines and the 5 black stars winery award for 'outstanding' wines awarded by internationally acclaimed wine critic James Halliday.  Other awards bestowed in recent years include Winestate's 'Wine of the Year', Queensland RNA 'Winery of the Year' and 'Best Cellar Doors 2013'.

 

The wineries on Tamborine Mountain are within close proximity of each other enabling short driving distances between cellar doors.

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The majority of grapes are grown in the cooler, subtropical highland climate of the Granite Belt located 800 to 1000 meters above sea level.  With the first grapes planted in 1965, the combination of the cooler climate and decomposed granite soils has produced unique, premium wines and a growing Queensland wine industry.

 

“Many of the wineries in the region have enjoyed significant success with Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay for some years. Recently Verdelho has performed very well and many wineries are experimenting with alternative grape varieties, including Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and Petit verdot.[1]

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WineEssence Wine Tour Itinerary

$150 for a full day tour ALL inclusive

♦  9.20am to 9.30am pickup*

♦  Wine tasting at 2 wineries

♦  Lunch and wine tasting in beautiful surrounds

♦  Visit distillery for schnapps and liqueur tasting

♦  Wine tasting at the final winery

♦  Drop off approx. 4.30am to 5.00pm*

Inclusions

♦  Personalised service

♦  Tasty lunch in beautiful surrounds

♦  All wine tasting fees

♦  Liqueur and schnapps tasting fees

♦  Luxury air conditioned vehicle

♦  Refreshments on board

♦  Door to door pick up and drop off*

 

* Pick up and drop off from / to the Gold Coast and Tamborine areas.  Times may vary according to the location you are picked up from / dropped off at.  Please contact us if you are unsure whether your location classifies as the pick up / drop off Gold Coast area.  We also pick up from Helensvale railway station which has a direct rail link to Brisbane city so you can enjoy a stress free and traffic free journey from Brisbane.

Wineries and Cellar Doors visited

Located in the beautiful Tamborine Mountain:

♦  Witches Falls Winery

♦  Mason Wines Vineyard Estate

♦  Heritage Estate Wines

♦  Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard

♦  Queensland Wine Centre

♦  Mount Tamborine Vineyard and Winery

 

Located in the picturesque Albert Valley:

♦  Albert River Wines

Distillery visited

♦  Tamborine Mountain Distillery

Wine and grapes

The Queensland Wine Tasting Experience on a Wine Tour!

The full day WineEssence Wine Tour offers a fantastic and fun filled opportunity to awaken your senses with a taste of award winning Queensland wines amongst the beautiful and tranquil Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast hinterland.

 

 

In addition to visiting 3-4 boutique wineries and tasting award winning wines you will experience the ambience of the Internationally acclaimed and Australia's most award winning distillery which offers tasters of high quality liqueurs, vodkas and schnapps. 

WineEssence Wine Tour Itinerary

$150 for a full day tour ALL inclusive

♦  9.20am to 9.30am pickup*

♦  Wine tasting at 2 wineries

♦  Lunch and wine tasting

♦  Visit pot still distillery for tastings

♦  Wine tasting at the final winery

♦  Drop off approx. 4.30am to 5.00pm

Inclusions

♦  Personalised service

♦  Tasty lunch in beautiful surrounds

♦  All wine tasting fees

♦  Liqueur and schnapps tasting fees

♦  Luxury air conditioned vehicle

♦  Refreshments on board

  Door to door pick up and drop off*

Wine tasting experience on the Wine Tour

* Pick up and drop off from / to the Gold Coast and Tamborine areas. Times may vary according to the location you are picked up from / dropped off at. Please contact us if you are unsure whether your location classifies as the pick up / drop off Gold Coast area. We also pick up from Helensvale railway station which has a direct rail link to Brisbane city so you can enjoy a stress free and traffic free journey from Brisbane.

More about the venues

Amongst the numerous awards this fine group of boutique wineries hold is the prestige 5 red stars winery award for 'exceptional' wines and the 5 black stars winery award for 'outstanding' wines awarded by internationally acclaimed wine critic James Halliday. Other awards bestowed in recent years include Winestate's 'Wine of the Year', Queensland RNA 'Winery of the Year' and 'Best Cellar Doors 2013'.

 

 

The wineries on Tamborine Mountain are within close proximity of each other enabling short driving distances between cellar doors. 

 

The majority of grapes are grown in the cooler, subtropical highland climate of the Granite Belt located 800 to 1000 meters above sea level.  With the first grapes planted in 1965, the combination of the cooler climate and decomposed granite soils has produced unique, premium wines and a growing Queensland wine industry.

 

 

“Many of the wineries in the region have enjoyed significant success with Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay for some years. Recently Verdelho has performed very well and many wineries are experimenting with alternative grape varieties, including Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and Petit verdot.[1]"

Wineries and Cellar Doors visited

Located in the beautiful Tamborine Mountain:

♦  Witches Falls Winery

♦  Mason Wines Vineyard Estate

♦  Heritage Estate Wines

♦  Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard

♦  Queensland Wine Centre

♦  Mount Tamborine Vineyard and Winery

Located in the picturesque Albert Valley:

♦  Albert River Wines

Distillery visited

♦  Tamborine Mountain Distillery

More about Wineries rotated on our itinerary

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Witches Falls Winery

James Halliday's 5 red stars winery

3 distinct wine ranges:  Granite Belt, Wild Ferment and Prophecy

Award winning: 2012 Prophecy Syrah, 2103 Wild Fermet Voigner and 2013 Wild Ferment Savignon Blanc. 

New releases:  2016 Co-inoculated Verdelho, 2016 Wild Ferment Verdelho, 2016 Wild Ferment Chardonnay

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Heritage Estate Wines

James Halliday 5 black stars winery.  Named as one of 'the Dark Horse wineries of 2016'.

Award winning:  Gold for 2016 Fiano.  Bronze for 2014 Verdelho, 2013 Marsanne, 2014 Fiano, 2013 Petit White and 2012 Shiraz

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Mason Wines Vineyard Estate

Award winning wines.   

Awarded:  Gold for 2014 Verdelho.  Silver for 2012  Cellar Collection Cabernet Sauvignon and 2014 Cellar Collection Cabernet.  Multiple Bronze awards.

New releases:  2016 Picnic Red, 2015 Cellar Collection Sparkling Chardonnay 

Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery

Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard

2016 new harvest Verdelho and Revelation Red.  Renowned for its Chambourcin

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Queensland Wine Centre

Experience over a 100 Queensland wines "showcasing some of the most awarded and more specialised varietals such as Durif, Tempranillo and Mourvedre, traditional method sparklings, chocolate fortified & sticky wines [2]"

Mount Tamborine Vineyard and Winery logo

Mount Tamborine Vineyard and Winery

Award winning wines.

First winery on Tamborine Mountain.

Awarded:  Bronze for 2015 & 2016 Verdelho, 2013 Black shiraz, 2012 Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 

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Albert River Wines

Award winning boutique winery.  Historic Queenslander, home to previous Queensland Premier.

Renown for its sparkling Shiraz and Red Belly Black Tawny

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Tamborine Mountain Distillery

Most award winning distillery in Australia.  Over 300 international awards.  Beautiful European inspired building.

Quality liqueurs, schnapps and vodkas in hand painted bottles