Ocean View Estates recently won gold at the Queensland Tourism Awards and considering their amazing winery experience is only 45km from the Brisbane CBD, it is a great way to spend the day.

An award-winning winery with amazing views, food, wine and unique winery experiences – this sounds like something you would find in Europe or South Australia.

But in reality this is what you experience at the Ocean View Estates right here in Queensland, just a short 45km drive from Brisbane’s CBD.

Ocean View Estates recently won Gold at the recent Queensland Tourism Awards in the category of Tourism Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries for the third consecutive year.

This third win has earned them the honor of a place in Queensland’s Tourism Hall of Fame. They join other Queensland Tourism success stories like Dreamworld and Australia Zoo.

The competition Ocean View faced was very steep and included Bunderberg Rum Distiller and Castlemaine Perkins Brewery on the Gold Coast.

Co-owners Kate and Thomas Honnef hope their win will inspire the locals to visit their winery along with the tourists.

“We hope that this latest win will encourage more locals to take the opportunity to explore the great tourism products they have at their back door,” Kate said.

Kate and Thomas are also truly honored by the win and won’t be resting on the laurels.

“We put our success down to hard work, forward planning, and a great team of staff and locals who support us and have become part of the Ocean View Estates family,” Kate said.

Once you look at the features and experiences offered at the winery it becomes clear why they took out the competition and won the Gold.

Ocean View Estates is the closest fully-operational winery to a major CBD anywhere in Australia. You can ride horses, relax with a range of food and wine go for a picnic or even go on a tour with Winemaker Thomas Honnef. Plus they offer three free winery tours every day the estate is open.

There are also specialty experiences like the Just Girls Day Out lunches which include massage or photography experiences.

The Ocean View Estates are now entered in the Australian Tourism Awards, the results will be announced in February 2014.

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