If you’re a fan of delectable cheeses, exquisite wines, and mouth-watering chocolates, then embarking on day food and brewery tours of the Sunshine Coast is an absolute treat for your taste buds.
The region houses an array of cheese factories, vineyards, restaurants, and chocolate factories that contribute to this exceptional culinary experience.
However, picking the location for your day food and brewery tours of Sunshine Coast can be overwhelming.
To make your planning easier, we’ve come up with this comprehensive day tour guide that highlights the essential stops and experiences you shouldn’t miss.
Let’s dive into the captivating highlights of this extraordinary culinary expedition.
Delve into Cheese Tasting at Maleny Food Co
Known as one of the premier cheese makers among food enthusiasts, Maleny boasts an impressive selection of over 250 cheeses.
From creamy bries to sharp cheddars and everything in between, you’ll find yourself immersed in a world of cheese delights.
Maleny offers a cheese-tasting experience that takes you through a curated selection of the finest Australian and international cheeses, all crafted by skilled artisan cheesemakers.
As you delve into the tasting, your palate will be treated to a variety of flavours complemented by condiments such as quince jam, baby pickles, figs, muscatels on the vine, dried fruit, and crusty sourdough.
And don’t miss the chance to indulge in their delectable fresh gelato and sorbets. They are made with the finest ingredients, including daily deliveries of fresh Guernsey milk and cream from a local family farm renowned for top-notch milk quality.
Smell and Sip Wine at Clouds Vineyard the Barrel
Moving on from cheese, your journey leads you to Clouds Vineyard featuring a giant wine barrel known as “The Big Barrel”.
This is one of the major stopovers in any Sunshine Coast brewery tours.
Nestled in a breathtaking landscape, this venue boasts a picturesque setting with the backdrop of majestic mountains.
Here, you’ll get to smell and taste wines from Queensland that come from different kinds of grapes grown right here.
This vineyard offers an opportunity to indulge your senses as you smell and sip wines that showcase the unique terroir of the region.
Clouds Vineyard takes pride in serving a selection of South East Queensland wines, primarily sourced from the Granite Belt.
Alongside their wines, they also offer craft beers and cider from local breweries, including their exclusive ‘Dark Cloud’ stout. The ambience and flavours here make for an unforgettable wine-tasting experience.
A great place to enjoy wine and beer, local food with good company!
Enjoy a Gourmet Lunch Experience at Secret on the Lake
As the day progresses, it’s time to treat yourself to a gourmet lunch at “Secrets on the Lake.”
Nestled within the rainforest beside Lake Baroon, this destination near Montville offers panoramic views that enhance your dining experience.
The lush rainforest surroundings, the tranquil lake, and the majestic mountains create a backdrop that’s nothing short of enchanting.
Indulge in a culinary journey that brings your dining experience to new heights through their varied and delightful menu.
From the tempting Bread and Dips crafted with toasted Turkish bread to the comforting slow-cooked lamb shank and the delightful fish options, each dish promises a journey of culinary delights that you won’t want to miss. They also accept orders for seasonal dishes carefully prepared to accommodate your various dietary needs.
Even the little ones are in for a treat, thanks to their delectable and reasonably priced children’s menu.
But remember, if you have any special food needs, make sure to tell them before you visit. This way, they can create something just for you.
“Secrets on the Lake” boasts not only natural beauty but also stunning gardens and a charming lake house. Guests can explore the grounds, taking in the breathtaking sights unless there’s an exclusive wedding ceremony in progress. The lake house itself exudes colonial elegance with cream and white tones, a crystal chandelier, and spacious decks.
Whether you’re seeking a one-day escape or a longer retreat, Secret on the Lake provides an extensive range of accommodation options to cater to your desires.
From exquisitely designed luxury treehouse cabins, tailor-made for couples seeking a romantic getaway, to the spacious penthouse treehouses, and the heritage cabins known as ‘The Nest’ and ‘The Whistle Stop,’ designed to accommodate larger groups, you’ll find a diverse array of choices to suit your preferences.
Visit Chocolate Country, Montville to End Tour on Sweet Note
No culinary adventure is complete without a touch of sweetness, and that’s precisely what Chocolate Country in Montville promises.
Since 1993, Chocolate Country has been a haven for handmade chocolate enthusiasts, offering luxurious Belgian chocolates and gifts. Immerse yourself in a world of filled chocolate truffles, chocolate bars, homemade honeycomb, and other luxurious treats, all crafted with care by passionate chocolatiers.
Chocolate Country takes pride in using locally sourced ingredients to create their delectable treats. From truffles filled with ganaches, pralines, caramels, and liquors to chocolate bars and novelty gifts, their creations cater to every chocolate lover’s desires.
For those who wish to take their chocolate passion to the next level, Chocolate Country offers introductory courses in chocolate making. These hands-on experiences let you explore the art of mixing, moulding, dipping, and decorating chocolates. From milk to dark and white chocolate variations, you’ll gain artistic knowledge and create your luxury chocolate items.
For those seeking a more comprehensive understanding, the four-hour tempering and truffle workshops delve into the technical aspects of chocolatiering. You’ll master the science behind tempering and refine your skills in creating exquisite truffles. The result? A newfound expertise that lets you appreciate chocolate making as an art form.
A food and wine day tour through the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is a feast for the senses. From savouring artisan cheeses to indulging in award-winning wines and exploring the world of handcrafted chocolates, every moment of this journey is a celebration of culinary delights.
If you are ready to embark on this delightful journey, you can opt for our Sunshine Coast brewery tour services.
We offer many choices like Scenic Day Tours, Small Group Private Tours, Food & Wine Experiences, Minibus Charters, Private Airport Transfers, Golf Transfers, and Wedding Transport. Our vehicles can hold 6, 11, 13, or 22 passengers, so we can adjust to what you need. Get in touch now!