The Scenic Rim is home to a burgeoning boutique drinks industry. Local producers are pairing their skill with the natural assets – volcanic soil, climate and topography – to create exciting wines, craft beers, liqueurs and coffee.
Make a (long) weekend of it and tick these accredited Eat Local Scenic Rim locavores off for your self!
Witches Falls prides itself on creating wines that you’ll love to drink. Wine maker, Jon Heslop, produces three distinctive wine ranges – the Granite Belt, the Wild Ferment and Prophecy.
Scenic Rim’s newest vineyard and cellar door, situated on an historic grazing property and overlooking Lake Wyaralong.. Call in for a light lunch or cheese platter, and try the Vermentino, Fiano, Tempranillo and Montepulciano varieties.
Situated just outside the town of Canungra, call in for lunch, or simply visit the cellar door for a tasting. Order a picnic and enjoy it creekside with a bottle of O’Reilly’s bubbles.
So much more than a winery. As well as producing their own wines on site, they also make a range of spirits, including gin and vodka, using a Holstein hybrid copper still.
At Bunjurgen Estate, you’ll be warmly welcomed by owner David McMaugh, who produces a variety of wine styles, including rosé and chambourcin, verjuice and port, made solely from grapes grown on the property. Wine tastings are conducted in a relaxed and informal manner.
A small family-owned brewery located in Mt Alford, just outside Boonah. Housed in a gorgeous, historic Queenslander-style shop, you’ll learn plenty about beer and brewing from the brewer Mike Webster.
You’ll never look at your morning coffee the same way again! Visit Green Lane Coffee Plantation in Tamborine Mountain and discover how they grow coffee beans, harvest and roast them.