The Queensland Wine Industry Association Inc. is a state body formed in 2001 to assist with the coordination of the Queensland wine industry, with the support of the Queensland Department of State Development.
The quality of Queensland wines is now recognised as amongst the best in Australia. Overseas exports are increasing, particularly to international markets seeking premium quality boutique wines.
The Queensland wine industry has grown significantly over the years to cover a total of 1300 hectares. Although small compared with other States a good of success has been achieved, in national in international wine shows, by local producers.
The majority of this growth has occurred with significant plantings throughout the southeast corner of the State. There are two recognised GIs, South Burnett and Granite Belt, and a number of identifiable regions in which wine grapes are grown and cellar doors operate namely Scenic Rim, Somerset Valleys, Darling Downs, Gold Coast Hinterland, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, North Burnett and Western Downs.