That’s right! Even the sunshine state makes wine, and it’s good!

Queensland is a growing hotspot for delicious wines. So far, there are 6 wine regions but the Granite Belt and South Burnett are the most successful. Extreme heat and high rainfall throws many challenges to wine making in this state, however, some vintages have made wines that can compete with the best of Australia. The most common varieties coming out of the sunshine state include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon, Verdelho, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chambourcin.