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
GOLDEN PRIDE WINES
MURDERING POINT WINERY
Which tropical fruits do North Queensland winemakers use?
(click on each name for more details) Acerola