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Overlooking the town of Stanthorpe, in
Queensland's Granite Belt wine region.


Probably more famous as the Sunshine State with the Great Barrier Reef lying off the coast, Queensland nevertheless has a century-old history of grape growing, which began with Italian immigrants in the 19th century.

And, of late, Queensland has recently experienced a renaissance in winemaking.

The region is known for distinctive light, fruity wines that are popular with Queenslanders, as well as full bodied reds, and crisp, dry whites in the state's oldest and best known wine growing area, the Granite Belt wine country.

Also keep your eye on the South Burnett wine region, one of the fastest developing and although barely more than a decade old is home to Queensland's biggest vineyards and over a dozen wineries.

Although the Granite Belt and South Burnett are the two official winemaking regions, unofficial subregions in this amazingly diverse wine region include the Gold Coast, Darling Downs, North Burnett, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Brisbane and the Scenic Rim, Somerset Valleys Wine Trail, Western Downs and North Queensland, famous for its tropical fruit wines.

More about Queensland, Australia wines around the Web:

Queensland Wine Industry Association
- Check out everything you always wanted to know including the latest updates, information on regional grape varieties, the history of Queensland winemaking, a winery directory, and a guide to regional events and festivals.

Must-See Gold Coast Wineries - Discover sunshine, sea air, and feasting - with guides to the top wineries in the region with related articles and photos..

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