The Scenic Rim is an area located in Southern Queensland. The scenic rim area is a breathtaking part of Queensland containing ancient rainforests, amazing national parks, quaint towns and some fantastic wineries in vineyards. No trip to the Scenic Rim is complete without stopping off to see some grapes and try some delicious Australian wine. These are our top picks for the Scenic Rim’s best vineyards and wineries.
Paradene Estate Wines
Paradene Estate Wines is located in Harrisville. It is a boutique winery that also makes its own chutneys and jams alongside delicious Australian wine. If you are also looking for a bite to eat the pizza is famous and worth making a detour for. They also have a small gift shop showcasing the work of talented local artists. Sit in fantastic natural landscapes and enjoy your wine surrounded by mountains and a glorious vineyard. We recommend trying the Port while you admire the scenery. Paradene is only an hour from Brisbane and is open on weekends from 10am – 4pm.
Sarabah Estate Vineyard
Sarabah is a family run vineyard known for its delicious Rose made from their own Merlot grapes. The vines here were imported from France in 2004 and they also grow Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon vines. This is also a fantastic place to take your dog as they are a pet friendly vineyard. The chalet Bistro offers a variety of farm to table meal options Including pickings from the local Sarabah’s veggie garden. Located in Sarabah, this winery is immensely popular and we recommend making a booking in advance!
Heritage estate wine
Heritage estate wines are an award-winning winery located in Cottonvale. If you are looking for a romantic escape you are easily able to book accommodation here in an 1864 Cedar cottage. The owners bought this property in the late 1980s and lovingly restored the heritage buildings on the site. This makes for a unique backdrop as you relax with a glass of red wine and soak up the sun. If you plan on driving home after visiting here, we recommend the Frizzante which is a sweet wine with a low alcohol content. If you plan to stay or you have a sober driver lined up, then try the Old Vine Shiraz or Tempranillo for a delicious and distinct flavor that will linger on your pallet.
Witches Fall Winery
One of the few wineries in Australia located on a mountain, this is a point-of-different for sommeliers and wine aficionados. They produce three distinctive wines; Provenance, Wild Ferment and Prophesy and owners are happy to help you discover your taste. The wines here appeared with locally made cheeses and pate. If you follow a vegan diet there are wines here for you. Just ask and they will be happy to help you find a wine that is vegan and that you will love. Unsure of your tastes? The $10 tasting session will give you an opportunity to try their wines and discover the perfect match for you.