Looking to explore the best the Gold Coast has to offer? Quench your thirst with a visit to one of our renowned wineries and breweries – here are a few of our favourites…
Top three wineries
O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards
Canungra Valley Vineyards’ cellar door offers more than wines and tastings – the grounds stretch along the banks of the Canungra Creek, making it the perfect place to enjoy a scenic picnic. Just stop by the 165-year-old historic homestead ‘Killowen’ and pick up a picnic baskets or gourmet pizza and hang around to enjoy the live music from local musicians. Don’t leave without visiting the Mountview Alpaca Farm which is also located on the property.
Witches Falls Winery
Nestled in beautiful Tamborine Mountain, Witches Falls Winery serves up some of the region’s most delicious wines. No matter your preference – from chardonnay to Cabernet – your glass will be filled with a side of exceptional service courtesy of their team of knowledgeable cellar door staff. Not a fan of wine? No worries. They’ve also got a menu of ciders, craft beer, gin and non-alcoholic beverages.
Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard
With its tree-lined driveway, sprawling collection of wines and superb food, Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery is one place you’ll never want to leave. Enjoy a leisurely wine tasting in their wine cellar, followed by a long lunch and a stroll through the vineyards. After that, why not stop by the glow worm cave? Yep, they have everything.
Top three breweries
Balter Brewing Co
After dominating the surfing world, Bede Durbidge, Joel Parkinson, Josh Kerr and Mick Fanning turned their sights to the beer world – with impressive results. Their Currumbin-born brewery Balter has worn countless awards for its tasty beers and gained national recognition. They ended up partnering with Carlton United Brewers (CUB), but you can still visit the original brewery for a refreshing pour straight from the tap.
Black Hops Brewery
Six years ago, three mates decided to start making beer for fun. Now? Black Hops Brewery has four taprooms, multiple awards and an impressive line-up of quality brews under their belt. You can find them stocked in some of Australia’s best bottle shops and venues or stop by one of their two Gold Coast breweries – their original Burleigh Heads taproom (which opened in 2016) or their newer Biggera Waters venue.
Precinct Brewing Co
From the garage of a share house to their own independent brewery taproom in Miami, the Precinct story is an inspiring one. Their small yet mighty team of mates are living their dream, making good beer and a beer-obsessed community in the heart of one of the Gold Coast’s most energetic suburbs. Come for the beer, stay for the menu of appetizers and share plates, and return time and time again for their line-up of live music, comedy events and games nights.
Take a tour
If there’s more than one of these ideas that really tickles your fancy, you can get a customised brewery or winery tour with My Holiday Concierge. Our team of experts are on hand to help make sure your stay with Elite Holiday Homes is unforgettable – and they’d love to help get you along to some of these ‘liquid gold’ Gold Coast destinations.