Queensland is one of the state of Australia. It is the largest Australian state after Western Australia and lies in the north-eastern part of the continent. The state has its capital at Brisbane. This state does have some wine regions but these are not as famous as that of New South Wales, Victoria or South Australia.
There are two Geographical Indicator wine regions in Queensland. These are the Granite Belt and the South Burnett.
The Granite Belt region of Queensland is situated right on the border, to its south-eastern side, with southern state of New South Wales. The region is the larger than the Burnett wine region which lies to its north.
The Granite Belt region is located 1000 meters above sea level and this is the only region in this State where you have four different seasons during the year. The most important varietals of this region are Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Verdelho and Viognier.
Some of the major wines coming from this region are Lucas Estate, Monticello, Pyramid Road, Ridge Mill Estate and many others.
The Burnett region is situated to the west of Noosa heads and Sunshine Coast which are coastal areas to the north of Brisbane. This region has Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot as the major grape growing varieties. Next important are Chardonnay, Semillon, Shiraz and Verdelho. This region is further divided into Northern and Southern wineries region.
The north Burnett region has been formed as an amalgamation of six different local councils in 2008. The South Burnett region was the result of amalgamation of four local councils, again in 2008.