Craving to sip on sumptuous grape-infused goodness this weekend?
Then get a load of these Brisbane winery tours. From inner-city bar crawls to heavenly hinterland vineyard visits, the River City puts on a plethora of tipsy vino-centric tours. We’re covering the top options on this curated wine lover’s list.
Tamborine Mountain Wine & Dine
Leave the automobile at home and let us take you on a whirlwind wine-sipping tour of Tamborine Mountain. Just one hour from Brisbane, this lushly forested region hosts a slew of picture-perfect vineyards pumping out top-quality plonk.
We visit a handpicked list of the top three Tamborine vineyards, starting with the acclaimed James Halliday favourite of Witches Falls. A decadent, stomach-lining lunch comes courtesy of Masons Wines, while Hampton Estate offers more heavenly sips and views. The trip concludes with a pit stop at Tamborine Mountain Distillery to quaff handcrafted spirits and schnapps.
The best bit? You won’t have to worry about your BAC for the drive home.
Brisbane Artisan Food & Drink
No need to leave the city to slurp sensational sips.
Our Brisbane Artisan Food & Drink trip lets you quaff the good stuff straight from the source at City Winery, Brissie’s premiere urban micro-winemaker. The crew sources fresh juicy grapes from Australia’s top wine-growing regions (think the Barossa and Yarra), ferments them in-house, and serves smooth artisanal vino by the glass at their swanky cellar door. Don’t miss the “Deathbox” Grenache.
But there’s more to this tour than wine. First, you’ll fortify the belly with a five-course Pan-Asian banquet at Southside—how does drunken scallops with fermented chilli jam sound? And to top the decadent day off, we pop into Stone & Wood for a few frothy artisanal ales.
Urban Wine Walk
What better way to spend a lazy autumn Sunday than bouncing between the best Fortitude Valley wine bars?
The Urban Wine Walk is an annual wine-guzzling bar crawl with a shindig in Brisbane (On May 20 in 2023). The self-guided wine trail includes food and booze vouchers, plus access to special tasting sessions at participating venues. All nominated wine bars are within easy stumbling distance, so you’ll never have to summon an Uber.
The Monthly Wine Down
Can’t wait for May to roll around?
Then book yourself a spot on the Monthly Wine Down. Hosted by Newstead Social, this popular monthly event sees Brisbane oenophiles gather to sample top sips handpicked by the Black Sheep Bottle Shop.
Curated tastings cover dozens of tasty varietals from all over the country, and attendees get to take home a bulbous Riedel glass. Should you get peckish, Newstead Social will serve a smorgasbord of scrumptious snacks.
Helicopter Winery Tour
Seeking to splurge on something extra special?
Then check out this breathtaking helicopter vineyard tour. Run by boutique scenic flight operator Bekaa Air, the trip whisks you between top-rated regional wineries in style. Enjoy sweeping hinterland views from the sky and sublime local wines between the vines.
While it’s custom designed with couples in mind, Bekaa Air accepts groups of up to 15 pax with prior arrangements.
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