Qld Wine Regions
Grapes have been grown and wine produced in Queensland since the late 1800s. Over the years there has been a great fluctuation in the amount of wine produced and the areas in which grapes have been grown. Currently the majority of the wine-grape growing is concentrated in the south-eastern part of Queensland- mainly in inland regions although there are vineyards located in coastal areas.
Two regions have been designated Geographic Indication ( GI) status under the Wine Australia Corporation Act. These are South Burnett and Granite Belt regions. Granite Belt has had a long history of grape growing whilst South Burnett may be regarded as a recent addition to the wine landscape with some very large plantings in this region.
Other areas include Somerset Valleys, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Darling Downs, Western Downs, Scenic Rim, Gold Coast Hinterland, North Burnett and Northern Queensland Tablelands.
More information about these areas and the producers in these areas may be found on the Queensland wine industry consumer website- www.queenslandwine.com.au .