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Perfect Family Weekend Day Trip To Sarabah Estate Vineyard

Is wine tasting, cheese platter picnic under a canopy of olive trees on a quaint, dreamy countryside landscape your kinda date too? If the beautiful Sarabah Estate Vineyard in Canungra isn’t the perfect spot for a romantic Tuscan escape from Brisbane, I don’t know where would be! I am a sucker when it comes to olive groves with dreamy golden light filtering through the beautiful blue-grey olive leaves. This vineyard seriously transports you to the long Italian summer days where you can sip wine and eat cheese all day long!

romantic day trip from Brisbane to Scenic rim vineyard with family.
Couple sitting on coffee table under olive tree in scenic rim olive grove winery estate near brisbane.

Where is Sarabah?

Located just under an hour away from Brisbane, Sarabah Estate Vineyard is tucked in the serene valley of Lamington National Park in Canungra. The drive there is very scenic and not windy or bumpy at all. Hence it’s very suitable for young families and furbabies. Nestled in the beauty of Scenic Rim, good food and wine, magic views, peace and quiet await at Sarabah Estate on Rymera Road.

Best Brisbane winery Sarabah Estate offers Italian Tuscan country vibes perfect for engagement party.

Sarabah Smoke & Vine Menu

Set on 50 acres this hidden gem boasts not only a cellar door, but also Chalet Bistro for dining among the lush vines and olive grove. We ordered a woodfire pizza, cheese-tasting platter and a bottle of merlot to share between family. Make sure you sample drops like Rose, Sparkling Brut, Pinot Grigio and Shiraz and dine on plates such as mushroom and truffle arancini, truffle vegan mayonnaise and mushroom salt. If you go with a bigger group, perhaps settle in alfresco and pick up a slice of gourmet truffle pig pizza, with pork and fennel sausage, mozzarella, mushrooms and truffle oil of Italy.

Sarabah estate bistro smoke and vines offers the best woodfire pizza around brisbane in outdoor setting.
brisbane's best woodfire pizza with handmade dough, truffle mushroom and caviar.
wine tasting near brisbane with woodfire pizza and cheese platter, making a perfect day trip from brisbane.
italian tuscan cheese platter in Brisbane winery Sarabah estate vineyard.
In-house Merlot red wine from sarabah estate vineyard.

Wine not? Why A Day Trip to Sarabah is worth it.

Here’s a list of quick reasons why a day trip is worth it besides wine:

  • The Tuscan olive grove is the perfect spot for a picnic hang with friends
  • Your dog is 100% welcomed
  • Alpaca patting farm is 5 minutes down the road
  • The food is absolutely amazing! Loved the divine picked vegetable (aka giarainera), ash brie and crisps with delicious beetroot dip. It is authentic Italian food that you get in Italy (believe me, I have just returned from Italy 3 weeks ago).
  • This could be your venue for wedding, engagement party, birthday party etc! Come check it out for yourself
  • This could also be the place for your engagement, maternity or family photoshoot!
  • If you love a change of scenery away from the hustle bustle of the city life to countryside beauty – this is for you. The lake, the olives, the warm sunlight has healing power!
couple walking along the lake under olive tree in scenic rim vineyard, Canungra.
This lake view is the perfect backdrop for a couple, maternity, or family photoshoot.
Sunset golden light filtering through the maple leaves that are not quite yellow yet, but looking so promising for an epic fall foliage photoshoot!

Photoshoot at Sarabah Estate

Hikari Lifestyle Photography has partnered up with Sarabah Estate Vineyard for photoshoot opportunities! I have exclusive access with my clients to photograph at this gorgeous location all year! The best part is we can have a few sips before our photoshoot to help us all feel relaxed! Let’s all be transported to this amazing place and create beautiful memories together! Let’s chat!

  • Pre-wedding engagement photoshoot
  • maternity photoshoot
  • couples / anniversary
  • Family / extended family photo session
Plentiful outdoor seatings in olive grove making Sarabah dog-friendly and family friendly.
Black olives in golden sunset light in Sarabah Vineyard, Gold Coast Hinterlands.
Brisbane olive groves in gold creek offering olives and olive trees for sale.
Day trip from Brisbane at Sarabah vineyard with Italian-inspired olive groves, vintage cane seats outdoors.
Beautiful olive leaf bouquet by Hikari lifestyle Photography, Brisbane photographer.
What to do this weekend in Brisbane. Day trip to O'reilly alpaca farm with family.
Sarabah estate cellar door from Brisbane offers pizza, bar, and marquee for events.
Quaint Italian-inspired chalet bistro near Brisbane perfect for functions, events, weddings and milestone photoshoots.

Alpacas at Canungra Valley Vineyards

Mountview Alpaca Farm is 5 minutes down the road from Sarabah. I absolutely loved patting these fluffy cuties, feeding them and walking them! Small children will delight in their ability to ‘walk’ this large, placid animals and it will create a memorable day out for the whole family. What a perfect way to complete a day trip from Brisbane. Are you wanting to book a photoshoot here? Let’s chat!

This photo was captured by my Instagram husband, who prefers not to edit photos and leave it as is. I loved this day trip we did to Canungra. I still have this photo – it’s been more than 5 years!

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