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Shae Killey3 years ago

Tantalise your tastebuds with some local liquors

Are you a fan of great tasting alcohol? When visiting Tamborine Mountain be sure to stop off at one of the many breweries, wineries and distilleries that take residence here. While many people come for the beautiful natural surroundings, local wildlife and breathtaking scenery, if you don't take the time to go for some taste testing, you're missing out. It doesn't matter whether you like craft beer, exotic liquors, fine wines or you just love it all, we've got the perfect Tamborine Mountain day out for you. Just be sure to drink responsibly and organise your travel arrangements beforehand if you plan on overindulging.

Depending on what your taste is, we’ve found the best Tamborine Mountain locations to taste some hard liquor and wine, along with a hotel to rest up and down some local brews. Choose one, or see them all, it’s up to you!

Taste spirits

Tamborine Mountain Distillery

Award-winning distillery, Tamborine Mountain Distillery - Gold Coast
Award-winning label, Tamborine Mountain Distillery – Gold Coast

Tamborine Mountain Distillery has been a part of the Gold Coast hinterland landscape since 1993 and is still Australia’s smallest operating pot distillery. This award-winning family run business creates the best of the best in liqueurs, vodkas, schnapps and eaux-de-vie, that people travel from all corners of the globe just to taste. The secret to this high-quality drop comes from local fruit which is grown in a combination of rich red volcanic soils and fresh spring water then fermented and blended to perfection. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 3pm, a trip to Tamborine Mountain just wouldn’t be complete without a stop off at the Tamborine Mountain Distillery.
Where: 89 Beacon Rd Tamborine Mountain Gold Coast QLD


Taste wine

Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery 

Come and have a taste, Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery - Gold Coast
Wine tasting, Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery – Gold Coast

Home to delightful drops like the Cedar Starboard and Cedar Gold, the Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery is a great place to stop off for an afternoon of premium label wine tasting. Open 10am to 4pm everyday, spend your afternoon among the tranquil hinterland surroundings as you treat your tastebuds to some of the highest quality wine in the area. Their impressive cellar door is hosts many types of wine including Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho, Chardonnay, plus sweeter styles and dessert wines. Feeling a bit hungry? Couple your wine with a meal from The Cedar Creek Estate Restaurant for a great tasting lunch you won’t forget. If you’re feeling adventurous, Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery also offer Glow Worm cave tours for a Tamborine Mountain experience like no other.
Where: 104-144 Hartley Rd North Tamborine Gold Coast QLD


Taste beer

The Bearded Dragon Hotel

Friendly staff, The Bearded Dragon - Gold Coast
Friendly staff, The Bearded Dragon – Gold Coast

It doesn’t matter whether you’re planning on making this your final stop or you’re going to spend an entire afternoon here, the staff at The Bearded Dragon will make you feel right at home. This rustic old fashioned Aussie pub has over 15 different types of beer on tap, with all your favourites, as well as a selection from Tamborine Mountain’s own Beard and Brau Farmhouse Brewery. One of the few places where you can taste this fine drop, choose between six different tasting Beard and Brau ales to drink at the bar or even take some home. Have we mentioned the accommodation? After a day of drinking you won’t have to worry about leaving The Bearded Dragon with plenty of luxurious rooms available for you to call home for the night.
Where: Lot 2 Tamborine Mountain Road Tamborine Gold Coast QLD


Want to visit more than one of these places in one day? Cork n Fork Winery Tours offer a variety of different tours, so you can indulge without having to worry about how you’re getting to the next location.

Have we missed your favourite Tamborine Mountain location to go for some beverage tasting? Tell us in the comments below.

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