Wedding in Wine Country

The Gold Coast Hinterland Wine Country is an idyllic setting for wedding couples wanting to share their special day with friends and family. The region’s five boutique wineries and vineyards offer fine food, great wine and sweeping views, guaranteed to create lasting memories. Gold Coast Hinterland Wine Country is situated in the picturesque countryside of Tamborine and Canungra, and is home to many charming B&Bs and is only a one hour drive from Brisbane, and 45mins from the Gold Coast.

Albert River Wines sets a fairytale scene with its very own ‘Vineyard Chapel.’ Guests can enjoy a stunning reception for up to 100 guests in the impressive Auchenflower Ballroom with its cathedral ceilings, polished timber floors and red cedar French doors, (formerly Auchenflower House – one of the state’s oldest homesteads). For a more relaxed reception, couples can enjoy the ‘Verandah Restaurant’ that overlooks the vineyards and the emerald countryside.For further information, download a full wedding package from the ‘Weddings’ section of their website.

The Cedar Creek Vineyard and Winery boasts a prize winning garden that includes beautifully manicured lawns, an orchard of pear, cheery and plum trees surrounded by natural rainforest. The restaurant and spacious gazebo is ideally located with stunning views of ‘Wild Duck Lake.’

The Smith Room in the main building caters for up to 65 guests. For something different, wedding receptions can be celebrated at ‘The Barn’ that resembles a rustic Australian style shed with timber-lined walls, and caters for up to 150 guests.

At Heritage Wines, which is housed in the original Infant Saviour Catholic Church of Burleigh Heads, guests will be captured by the panoramic views of both the Gold Coast and Tamborine country side.

The impressive high ceilings, fire place and special wedding menu are matched with premium wine produced by Heritage Wines.

Canungra Valley Vineyards is the perfect location for an intimate wedding and reception. Guests can enjoy the picturesque grounds and ‘take a turn’ around the vineyard, view the native platypus in Canungra Creek. Ceremonies can be held in the gazebo beside the Semillon vines or under the silky oaks beside Canungra Creek. You can celebrate your wedding with Limo Hire Melbourne or with the family owned and operated historic homestead ‘Killowen.’ The Ambassador Room is well suited for cosy wedding receptions with an open log fire place and an estate grown red cedar table that seats 16 guests. The Homestead Ballroom with it original pressed metal ceilings seats 64 guests comfortably. “Killowen” is fully air-conditioned. We can also cater for marquee weddings.

Newlyweds are assured of a truly intimate and romantic retreat when they include a night’s accommodation at one of the many cosy B&Bs set high atop of Mt Tamborine. Check out the local accommodation in the ‘Stay & Play’ section of this website. Couples can also add that special touch to their getaway by organising for a limousine transfer. A number of limousines, tour and coach operators offer return travel to Brisbane and the Gold Coast. For further information visit the ‘Tours’ section or ‘Stay’ section on our site. You may also like to check out the best Gold coast wedding packages, if you need a wonderful wedding photographer in Gold coast.

Bundaleer Vineyard

Bundaleer Wines are made exclusively from grapes grown at the Bundaleer Vineyard. Our vineyard is planted on the edge of the Bundaleer Forest, 200 km north of Adelaide in the Southern Flinders Ranges of South Australia. The vineyard is just 70 km north of the famous Clare Valley.

The Bundaleer Vineyard now has 25 acres under vine, with equal plantings of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Shiraz grapes were planted in Dec 1998; the Cabernet grapes were planted in 1999.

Pears, mulberries, oranges, lemons, table grapes and roses were grown in this region, known as Bundaleer Gardens, for the local and Adelaide markets until increasing transport costs from the region meant the industry was no longer viable.

The microclimate of the Bundaleer Gardens is particularly suited to grape growing with cool, wet winters (generally averaging 600mm of rainfall per year) and long sunny days and cool evening breezes throughout summer, providing a longer ripening period. The soils are sandy loam over deep clay.

The vineyard is irrigated via a dam that has been recently built on site.

Old and Rare wines

Whereas, Back vintage wines were once the proud addition to any quality producers portfolio, it is now the exception. The “bean counters” have come to dominate the senior management of wine companies and it is now uncommon for Wineries to hold back anything more than Museum stocks of previous vintage wines.

It has been left to private collectors to age wine. The growth in the professional storage companies is evidence enough that there is a lot of wine held in temperature control cellars for consumption at another date.

Wineinc Pty Ltd specialises in the sale and distribution of well cellared quality aged wines.

PENFOLDS GRANGE

From humble beginnings in the 1950s, Grange has maintained its place as Australia’s most prestigious red wine over four decades. Today, it is a wine of international renown, with each vintage eagerly awaited by collectors both in Australia and overseas.

Penfolds Grange is a wine of extraordinary dimension and power. Richly textured, intensely concentrated and packed with fruit sweetness, these wines, regardless of vintage, require medium to long-term cellaring. They develop into immensely complex, beguiling wines that seduce the senses.

An Australian icon, Grange represents a tradition in winemaking that is totally uncompromising. Grange has bypassed the fads and trends of modern winemaking in the sense that it has maintained an integrity of style and remained true to its origins in the mind of Max Schubert. Penfolds Grange is the quality standard against which all other Australian red wines are judged. To share a mature Grange, 15 to 20 years old, in fine condition, is one of the great wine experiences.

Wine Spectator magazine named the 1990 vintage Grange ‘The Best Red Wine in the World’. This accolade has sent the price of both the ’90 and subsequent vintage releases soaring at auction.

CELLARED WINES
Wineinc Pty Ltd specialises in the sale and distribution of well cellared quality aged wines.

Currently available in the cellar are Willow Bridge “Black Dog” Shiraz 2001, Kalleske Greenock Creek Shiraz 2003, Kilikanoon, Balnaves, E&E Black Pepper, Greenock Creek, Carlei Estate, Heathcote Winery, Somerled, Summerfield, Mount Langi just to name a few gems. Email [email protected] for stockist information and prices.

We cellar our wine at Winevault in Artarmon and recommend this facility at the premier wine storage in Australia.

How is international wine online different?

The wines available on International Wine Online have all been chosen by Importers who not only import but are winemakers in the countries that they import from and therefore have access to the best quality wines from smaller producers that other importers would never know about. This provides our customers with artisan wines that show the more intricate features of terroir that larger producers cannot replicate due to the commercial volumes that they must produce to supply the world market.

With each importer working as winemakers in their respective countries they have firsthand knowledge of each producer, vineyard and winery. Meticulous trawling of key regions has been undertaken to find the most interesting wines that represent the true nature of the soil, climate and varieties of each region. From premium established producers to young guns who are pushing the limits of winemaking.

By bringing together key importers from some of the world’s greatest and most interesting wine producing countries and regions we provide inside access to a world of niche producers at incredible prices. If you’ve ever wondered where to buy the amazing wines you see and drink on the best wine lists across and the country but have never known where to find them…. You just have.

WHO IS INVOLVED?

PORTUGAL: MICHAEL WREN –

Michael has worked as a winemaker for Esporao in Portugal for 7 years. Esporoa was named Winery of the Year for 2011, making it 3 times in 10 years. Simply put Esporao are doing better than anyone else in Portugal, with their wineries in the Alentejo and recently the Douro. Michael has also worked in Napa and Australia for wineries such as Oakridge (Yarra Valley) and Mitchelton (Nagambie) “I have handpicked my portfolio from 5 different regions and from producers whose wines represent the very best of the wines from their regions. These wines represent the best value examples of the traditional varieties from their regions. Some of the wines in the portfolio are produced in such small quantities that we are the only company with these wines outside of Portugal”

FRANCE: GREGORY HAMAILIAN –

Gregory spent the last 12 years working in wine production between France, New Zealand and more recently Australia. Greg practised his craft from the Climats and Finages of Burgundy to more technologically oriented vineyards in the southern hemisphere. Brave new talents and more established producers from recognised French regions, are selected with a simple rule in mind: “Drinkability and Value!”Rather than trying to unearth the next best thing since truffle-flavoured popcorn, the portfolio is realistic and centred around wines with enormous potential for the Australian market. In addition, wines that he has produced at Chateau de Citeaux in Meursault are available.

ARGENTINA: JED WINE MERCHANTS – TOM EGAN, ROB BATES-SMITH AND BLAIR POYNTON.

These 3 Australian boys head to Argentina to make wine but have selected a small number of key producers from the best regions to supply the Australian market “Our philosophy is simple: fewer principal brands in our portfolio in order to maintain an intimate understanding of the wines and brands we represent, and fewer buying groups to develop strong, long-term relationships.” “Much of our portfolio is limited release, allowing us to offer exclusive supply as well as offering the flexibility to source specific wine varietals or styles from Argentina”

Torronbe Wines

TORRONBE was established in 1947. Over the past five decades, Torronbe has grown in size and structure. Our grapes are sourced from world famous wine regions dotted across South Australia. These include the Barossa, Limestone Coast, Clare Valley and other regions offering high quality wines at value prices.

A selection of bottled and bulk wines are produced and exported to more than ten countries around the world. Although Asia is our primary market, we are continuously looking for potential markets to further gain social standing in the global wine empire.

Technology and innovation have always been the keys to Torronbe’s success. We use advanced wine technology to produce wines with complex flavor and unique aromas, challenging your senses, giving you spectacular arcane sensation in wine drinking.

We are proud to present you with consistent yet creditable quality wines in style.