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Hilltop Sips: The Best Wine Experiences in Tamborine Mountain

Perched high in the hinterlands lays Tamborine Mountain – a misty rainforest-shrouded region home to soothing eco-retreats and tranquil cascading falls. Hidden between its fern-filled valleys lies world-class vineyards producing Queensland’s most quaffable plonk. However, if you’re more of a spirits drinker, there is also a solid selection of top-notch distilleries to try.

Craving to savour everything this scenic booze-producing region has to offer? In this post, we’re covering the best wine experiences in Tamborine Mountain.

Bottoms up!

Witches Falls

Witches Falls isn’t just a top Southeast Queensland viticulturist; this boutique vineyard produces some of Australia’s best drops. Legendary wine-taster James Halliday gave Witches a Five Red Star rating, putting it within the nation’s top 10%.

Like many Tamborine Mountain wine-makers, Witches Falls sources most grapes from the Granite Belt. This renowned region sits at 800m to 1000m, affording idyllic conditions for various cool-climate varieties. Unsure what to imbibe? We suggest trying the local crowd-favourites – the Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay.

Witches Falls is the best wine experiences in tamborine mountain

Cedar Creek Estate

Encircling Tamborine Mountain’s famous Glow Worm Cave, Cedar Creek Estate is a sprawling vineyard and wedding venue with sweeping views. Daily wine-tasting sessions start at 10 am (it’s five o’clock somewhere) and span five generously poured glasses of the good stuff.

Peckish? The on-site restaurant serves a smorgasbord of a la carte classics on a spectacular open-air gazebo.

Hampton Estate Wines

Brimming with bright, whitewashed walls, Hampton Estate is a charming cottage-style lodging and vineyard. Local Southeast Queensland lovebirds love tying the knot at its on-site wedding chapel, which wows punters with its sweeping highland views.  

As for the vino? Treat yourself to their signature drop: Hampton Lane Sparkling Rose.

Stay at Hamptons Estate Wines on Tamborine Mountain

Cauldron Distillery

The official home of five-to-five gin, Cauldron Distillery has earned a reputation for serving the tastiest G&Ts on Tamborine. Looking to get crafty? This venue runs a popular gin-making masterclass.

More into vermouth? The Cauldron crew have also honed their sweet wine-making skills to create epic fortified delights. With three unique varieties on offer, you’re certainly find your new favourite.   

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Tamborine Mountain Distillery

Tired of wine? You won’t find any vino at this long-standing distillery. The traditional family-run business has won over 300 awards for its top-shelf spirits. From vodka to rum and super sweet dessert liqueurs, there’s no shortage of delish boozy flavours to sip.

The Tamborine Mountain Distillery team makes 60 odd varieties on-site. Our favourite? You can’t go past the Davidson Plum Gin.

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Book the Best Wine Experiences in Tamborine Mountain with Kiff & Culture

Frothing to quaff the good stuff this weekend?

Give the self-drive winery trip a miss and swing for a more responsible (and enjoyable) Kiff & Culture tour, as you’re whisked between the region’s hottest wine-producing venues and gourmet eateries.

For vineyard-hopping, try our classic Tamborine Mountain Wine & Day tour. To pair juicy flame-grilled meats with a high-tannin Shiraz, our Fire To Fork Hinterlands experience is your best bet. Or, for a decadent weekend escape of wine, wellness, and walks, you can’t go past the Hinterland Wine Luxury Stay.

Whichever tour you choose, you’ll get the best wine experiences in Tamborine Mountain—guaranteed.  

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