The Sunshine Coast is like a giant food bowl with farm-fresh produce, world class restaurants, a funky craft beer brewing scene, cooking classes and a geographically stunning wine region featuring boutique wineries and vineyards producing premium award winning wines.
Sunshine Coast Wineries
The Sunshine Coast grape growing region encompasses vineyards situated high up in the cooler climate of the Blackall Range, Kenilworth and Traveston areas through to the milder climates in the valleys near the coast.
With such a diversity of micro-climates this allows for a wide range of grape varieties to be grown within the region. These range from plantings of Shiraz, Chambourcin and Chardonnay through to Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
There are charming small boutique vineyards who hand-pick their grapes and hand prune their vines. The personalised attention in the vineyards allow for wines that are distinctive in character. Jump in your car and set off to see some of the best wineries in the region:
- Little Morgue Winery at Yandina
- Flame Hill Vineyard at Montville
- Mason Wines at Montville
- Maroochy Springs at Eumundi
- Maleny Mountains Winery at Maleny
- Noosa Valley Winery, Noosa
- Kenilworth Bluff Winery, Kenilworth
- Eumundi Winery & Brewery, Eumundi
With 8 cellar doors, the region offers a great diversity, from verandah dining overlooking vines, barrel tastings in the cellar doors, or enjoying a vineyard tour.
Sunshine Coast Breweries
The Sunshine Coast also offers some great Breweries offering a good range of craft beers. Take yourself on a “pub crawl” and try some of these:
- Brouhaha Brewery, Maleny
- Bonsai Brewhouse, Pomona
- 10 Toes Brewery, Alexandra Headland
- Your Mates Brewery, Moffat Beach
- Moffat Beach Brewing Co, Caloundra
- The Sunshine Coast Brewery, Kunda Park
- Wild Rocket at Misty’s, Montville
- Macleod Brewing Co, Maleny
There are a bounty of boutique-style breweries popping up everywhere, so make sure you get around to check some of them out during your stay on the Sunshine Coast.
Sunshine Coast Foodies
For foodies treat your tastebuds to a day of samplings and discovery including wine, coffee, ginger, cheeses, sweets and more, on a full day foodie tour. Visit some of the best food and beverage producers on the Sunshine Coast – Maleny Mountain Winery, The Ginger Factory, Maleny Cheese, Pioneer Coffee, Aussie World, and Nutworks.
Design your own Sunshine Coast Food Trail to discover all the hidden gems on the Sunshine Coast. Create your own food adventure based on your own personal culinary interests by using the easy Food Trail mapping tool at Visit Sunshine Coast.
Learn to cook like a professional chef at one of the Sunshine Coast’s Cooking Schools such as:
- The Long Apron Cooking School, Maleny
- The Tamarind Cooking School, Maleny
- Spirit House Cooking School, Yandina
A definite must do is a trip to one of the Sunshine Coast’s fantastic local farmers markets, where you can pick up the freshest seasonal produce to create your own spectacular meal.
Check out markets locally at:
- Yandina Markets
- Kawana Farmers Markets
- Noosa Farmers Markets
- Big Top Farmers Markets, Maroochydore
- Fisherman’s Road Markets, Mooloolaba
- The Big Pineapple Markets, Woombye
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