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!
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery make wine from tropical fruits. They have six dry table wines and five fortified wines.
This tropical winery currently boasts four Gold medals, four Silver medals and four Bronze medals and no... the wines are not sweet and sticky.
At Shannonvale, Tony and Trudie grow the fruits, make the wine, bottle and label on site. So the fruits are picked fully ripe meaning that the wines will taste of fruits and they are single fruit wines, not blends.
Shannonvale's fruit is grown in the organic way so no chemicals are used on the fruit trees. They are open from 10am to 4.30pm every day but during the wet season are closed on Wednesdays
BRETT'S OUTBACK TASTING ADVENTURES
Phone (07) 4098 5059
www.outbacktastingtours.com.au from Port Douglas
www.cairnsfoodwinetours.com.au from Cairns and Northern Beaches
A Foodie tour of the Atherton Tablelands... departing from Cairns OR Port Douglas!
This unique food and wine experience will be tasting some of the best food and wine that the Atherton Tablelands has to offer. Guests will travel through a variety of contrasting landscapes from lush rainforest, crops, dairyland to stunning ochre savannah plains. The rich volcanic soil if the Atherton Tablelands supports a diversity of crops from bananas, coffee, sugar cane, avocados, mangoes, macadamia nuts, citrus and more... which you will learn about as you taste our way around the region's 'Food Bowl.'
Small Personalised Tours Specialising In Service EXCELLENCE - Maximum 12 Persons
Wines, Beers, Spirits, Cheeses, Coffee, Chocolate, Tropical Fruits, Indigenous Damper and Jams... and Platypus viewing!
GOLDEN PRIDE WINES
MURDERING POINT WINERY
Which tropical fruits do North Queensland winemakers use?
(click on each name for more details) Acerola