This Private Wine Tour Sunshine Coast is for all food lovers. This is one of the most popular wine tours around and provides you with the opportunity to explore some superb cider & wine tasting along with scenic vistas. There is a visit to Sunshine Coast Cider, Clouds Winery The Barrel, Secrets on the Lake, and an award-winning restaurant where you’ll enjoy a delightful gourmet two-course lunch, Flmehill Winery, and to end the day Chocolate Country in Montville. This makes it a fantastic choice of the best food and wine tours Sunshine Coast has to offer.
Sunshine Coast Cider
Start the day with a brief cider talk, tastings, and a demonstration of the champagne-making process. Sunshine Coast Cider is one of the only wineries in QLD that do the full Methode Traditionelle all in-house.
Clouds Vineyard The Barrel
Our next stop is Clouds Vineyard cellar door offering wine tasting of local award-winning wines or if you prefer, a selection of beers. For wine lovers, you’ll smell and taste local wines whilst identifying the different aromas while learning the different grapes grown in our region.
Gerrards Scenic Lookout
Next is a scenic lookout at Gerrard’s Lookout, high on the hill land this lookout offers coastline views to Coolum, Maroochydore, Caloundra and Bribie Island. Nearby
Lunch at Secrets on the Lake or The Edge Restaurant
Depending on availability, your gourmet lunch will be at either “Secrets on the Lake” which is set in the rainforest on the side of Lake Baroon. a popular foodie destination near Montville enjoying panoramic views of Lake Baroon, or “The Edge Café Bar and Restaurant” in Montville which is perched on the edge of the escarpment & offers panoramic views of the Sunshine coastline. Regardless of the lunch venue, you’ll enjoy a delicious 2-course meal included in the tour.
Flame Hill Winery
Mid-afternoon following lunch we move onto Flame Hill Winery for a wine tasting of local award-winning wines. Here, you’ll be enjoying the stunning rural hinterland setting while tasting 6 award-winning wines. It’s now mid-afternoon and you’ve bought yourself a couple of bottles of sustainable wine to take home and now it’s time to head to Montville.
Montville is often referred to as the creative heart of the region, so you’ll find plenty to do during your free time. There are art galleries, studios, cafes, restaurants, and even a romantic chapel. Whether you’re interested in paintings or glass sculptures, you’ll find something for yourself. You’ll have time to wander through some galleries or even do a little shopping for a new piece that will look stunning in your home when you return.
Chocolate Country, Montville
Chocolate is the perfect accompaniment to good wine, and you can experience the best chocolates at Chocolate Country in Montville. There are beautiful patio gardens to enjoy a fantastic coffee, a hot chocolate made with superb Belgian chocolate, tea, or juice. You can also create your own chocolate box to enjoy later or give as a gift.
Pick-up & drop-off locations:
Pick-up time approx. 7.30 – 8.30 am, Drop-off 5-6 pm
What a fantastic day out! A huge thank you to Mark at Coast to Hinterland Tours for making a day with friends so special. We had plenty of time to enjoy each tasting place and had a huge amount of fun throughout the day. I would thoroughly recommend the Hinterland wine tasting tours with lunch!
Very hard to limit the favourite part of the day as each element has its own highlight. The day was very well spaced and paced between stops and also allowed time for us to explore Maleny and Montville on our own. The cheese platter, wine flight, 2-course lunch and the chocolate box were all extremely high quality and catered for varied tastes within the group.
The informative narrative of our well-versed guide kept us engaged both at the scenic lookouts and during the drive around the hinterland. Even though the scenery itself is so stunning, the information we received added so much more to the experience.
I’ve lived on the coast 13 years and got to see and experience more layers to our wonderful area than you ever could without such a knowledgeable guide.
Strongly recommended to others with a curiosity for and a love of good food, wine, chocolate, cheese and our beautiful Sunshine Coast.
Thanks for a great day”
Excellent guide and a fantastic tour. Food and wine were great. We enjoyed the sightseeing and the rainy forest
The great service and knowledge that the driver had Thanks Geoff. A most pleasurable day trip covered lots of interesting things wine, chocolate, cheese it was like having your own butler