TROPICAL FRUIT WINERIES
Dedicated wine lovers may fear that the opportunities for wine tasting in Tropical North Queensland will be limited to a bottle of mass produced Cab Sav from the local liquor store. No? Well, once again Far North Queensland seems determined to surprise and delight... and offer something for everyone. We have found no less than ten Tropical North Queensland wineries; fruit wineries using North Queensland tropical fruits such as mango, banana, lychee, pineapple, passionfruit, black sapote, and pitaya. So pucker up, climb aboard, and get ready for our winery tour...
"Once in Africa I lost the corkscrew and we were forced to live off food and water for weeks."
SHANNONVALE TROPICAL FRUIT WINERY
417 Shannonvale Road, Mossman (MAP)
Phone (07) 4098 4000 / Fax (07) 4098 4100
No this does not mean they are sweet and sticky!
"Many people ask us how we can make dry wines from sweet fruits like Mango and Lychee" winemaker Tony Woodall says, "But grapes are the sweetest of all fruits. Grapes have the highest sugar level of any fruit."
Tony and Trudie run a boutique winery, which means that they grow the fruit, make the wine, bottle and label the wines on the farm. Amongst their range, Shannonvale winery boasts (27-4-2007) 3 Gold medal winners, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze. You can sample 5 Dry wines, 2 Medium wines, 2 not so sweet Dessert wines, and 5 Ports. Tony and Trudie have established that people enjoy having a wine actually tasting of the fruit that it is made from, so they make single-fruit wines, not blends.
Shannonvale's fruit is grown in the organic way; no chemicals are used on the fruit trees. Phone for days open
GOLDEN PRIDE WINES
MURDERING POINT WINERY
Which tropical fruits do North Queensland winemakers use?
(click on each name for more details) Acerola