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Alexandra Gibson3 years ago

From Shiraz to Merlot we'll show you where to go...

The Sunshine Coast has a variety of vineyards, wineries and fine dining which attracts tourists from all over the country. Amongst the hinterlands, local restaurants provide a great place for fine dining culture and we have found the top 5 places to eat and enjoy some of the most unique flavours created by local wineries. If you are looking for an unforgettable dining experience then you can take a winery tour as some of these places on the top five list will offer you insider knowledge about wine production and spectacular views of rolling hills and valleys.

1) Flame Hill Vineyard & Restaurant

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Flame Hill Vineyard & Restaurant – Sunshine Coast

Flame Hill’s vineyard showcases 15 year old Shiraz and Verdelho vines surrounding the estate amongst the beautiful hinterlands. What makes this vineyard so special is its rich history with ancient vineyards as old as 60 years old. Flame Hill Vineyard & Restaurant attracts tourists and locals to enjoy their unique blends located amongst a 300 acre vineyard and beef cattle property The Deck eating area focuses on simplistic flavours with region influences from the produce of the land. With every carefully created dish an accompanying wine is already selected on the menu.
Where: 249 Western Ave Montville QLD 4560

2) Ocean Views Estate Winery & Restaurant

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Ocean Views Estate Winery & Restaurant – Sunshine Coast

The Ocean Views Estate Winery was established and grown by Thomas Honnef featuring 4 different varieties of grapes including Chardonnay, Vlognier, Shiraz and Ruby Cabernet. The restaurant also presents 5 star food and overlooks the vineyard making that meal just a little bit more special. The winery also hosts local ‘Jazz and Shiraz’ nights on a monthly basis so if you’re looking for a great night out with a glass in hand then here is the place to be. Their signature cheese platters served with an array of condiments, crackers and dried figs can definitely be paired with a red or white wine of your choosing.
Where: 2557 Mount Mee Road Ocean View QLD 4521

3) Maleny Mountain Wines

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Maleny Mountain Wines – Sunshine Coast

Overlooking the rolling hills and hinterland small or large groups can privately tour the vineyards whilst taste testing an assortment of olives, dried fruit and cheese. If you’re looking for some quiet time with family and friends then you can enjoy food amongst the barrels and be surrounded by next season’s wine. For those of you more curious about how wine is made why not then you can stroll through the winery witnessing vintage oak barrels that will be ready for next season. The 8 metre high wine barrel showroom is a tourist attraction where individuals can test a variety of wines with antipasto platters during the afternoon.
Where: 787 Landsborough-Maleny Road Bald Knob QLD 4552

4) Bella Venezia Restaurant & Bar

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Bella Venezia Restaurant & Bar – Sunshine Coast

Heavily influenced by Italian cuisine this restaurant and bar is situated along The Esplanade draws in locals and tourists every year with its fantastic venue and spectacular menu. Their drinks menu not only features wines from around the country but also a series of craft beers to match up with your a la carte meal. In true Italian style they also feature authentic Italian reds from Toscana, Sicily and Abruzzi to create an unforgettable dining experience on the Sunshine Coast.
Where: 95 The Esplanade, Mooloolaba QLD 4557

5) Flaxton Gardens

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Flaxton Gardens – Sunshine Coast

Overlooking the mountain ranges in Montville this beautiful estate is a showstopper with traditional heritage buildings and green lawns stretching out to the vineyard. Although the vineyard is no longer used commercially their dining menu and accompanying wines are definitely worth it drive. Hundreds of brides to be choose to say their ‘I dos’ at this fantastic location with multiple rooms for catering with fine dining. Their special set menus also change throughout the seasons so every eating experience is different.
Where: 313 Flaxton Dr, Flaxton QLD 4560

Do you have a favourite winery, vineyard or restaurant on the Sunshine Coast that hasn’t been mentioned here? Let us know below in the comments!

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