Top Places for Wine Tasting in Brisbane

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Find out the best places to enjoy wine tasting

Wine tasting Brisbane is a great way to discover new wines and learn about their unique characteristics. Whether you’re interested in tasting wines at a restaurant or taking a wine-blending workshop, there are plenty of options in Brisbane.

Spend a day touring a selection of boutique wineries on Tamborine Mountain. Your tour will include convenient pick up from selected locations in Brisbane and a two-course lunch at the winery.

Barrelroom Wine Lounge

Whether you’re a wine novice or a seasoned sommelier, Brisbane’s wine bars offer something to satisfy every palate. This cosy enoteca in Woolloongabba is the place for a classy night out with friends and quality vino. Its worldly wine list includes classic European wines, as well as new-wave Australian producers. The bar is staffed by top-tier sommelier Danilo, who can recommend the perfect bottle for your mood or meal.

The intimate gin-and-wine bar is one of the city’s newest wine bars, and it’s already getting rave reviews. It’s the brainchild of hospitality icon Paul McGivern, who’s devoted to serving up a seriously extensive selection of bottles from Australia and abroad. The dim lighting and wood-panelled interiors ooze a sophisticated, classy vibe that perfectly complement the venue’s drinks menu.

This warehouse-turned-winery offers a unique take on the traditional wine tasting experience, thanks to its banks of enomatic wine dispensers. Guests can pour their own tastings of up to 96 wines, opting for a 30ml taste, half glass or full serve. It’s a fun and educational way to explore a wide range of wines before committing to a bottle. Then, once you’ve found a favourite, you can buy it to take home with you. The Barrelroom also has a cosy lounge where you can sit and relax with your favourite bottle of wine.

Mt Mee Winery

Mount Mee’s quaint picturesque country town, winding roads with stunning vistas, vineyards, bushwalks and old sawmill remnants all come together to create the perfect weekend escape. Fill your lungs with fresh country air and let your spirit soar under endless blue skies.

The altitude and cooler climate in the Granite Belt make for ideal wine growing year round. Sample the local produce at a cellar door and enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the area’s many gorgeous lookouts. The best part is that this under-the-radar country paradise is right on Brisbane’s doorstep – only a short drive from the city.

At Ocean View Estate Winery, dine in the restaurant or bring your own picnic to share with a glass of their boutique wines and cheeses. The winery’s providore is ready to serve, with an extensive selection of premium nibbles to choose from. Grab a spot on the green lawn to lay down your picnic rug and relax as the sun goes down over the mountains.

Or stay in one of the Vineyard Cottages at Clovely Estate and wake up to a crisp, clear morning where the only noise is the birds. For a truly unique experience, book a 'wine and ride' tour with Slickers Horse Riding. You’ll be matched with a horse to suit your level of experience before heading off on a scenic trail ride.

City Winery

City Winery is a restaurant, wine bar and concert venue. It is located on Edward Street in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD nestled among international fashion brands. It is open Monday through Saturday. It offers a full menu and wine experience as well as a pop-up cellar door and wine tasting center.

Unlike most bars in the inner-city, City Winery actually makes its own wines. Many are available on tap, which is convenient when you’re craving a glass of chilled riesling or a crisp white. The massive wine list includes famous names from all over the world, but there’s also a range of local options. The groovy wine bar is a big draw, but the food is pretty good as well.

The main dining area has modern Australian fare. It’s worth coming back for the seafood share plates like baked clams and calamari, and a dish of grilled market fish served with smoked tomato, fermented zucchini and Mexican cucumber. You’ll also find Killarney beef, Mallow organic lamb and free-range pork on the menu.

The food is solid, but the show element is what sets City Winery apart. The venue regularly hosts ticketed events, including a Johnny Cash tribute ban and Taylor Swift dance party (coinciding with a concert week) and a set of early evening improv comedy shows by John Mulaney.

Witches Falls Winery

When you think of wine tasting in Queensland, your mind may jump to a sunny destination in the Barrossa or Margaret River. However, there are some great wineries closer than you might think! Located on the scenic Tamborine Mountain, Witches Falls is a family-owned and operated winery. They offer a variety of wines, including hard apple cider and alcohol-removed options, to please everyone. They also have a cottage within walking distance, making it perfect for a romantic weekend getaway.

The owners, Jon and Kim Heslop, named their winery after a bewitching waterfall in the nearby national park. They started their viticulture venture in 2003, and now have a dozen staff who handle all aspects of wine-making. They are one of the leading wine-makers in Queensland, and their award-winning drops have received plenty of praise.

Besides the winery, they have a cellar door and a restaurant where you can enjoy a glass of wine and some delicious food. They also have a picnic area for a relaxing day out. You can even book a tour to visit the winery.

If you’re not able to make it to the winery, you can order their wines online and have them delivered to your home or office. They have a delivery service seven days a week, so you can get your wine whenever you want.

 

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