Gecko Valley Wines
Address:Via 700 Glenlyon Road, Gladstone QLD 4680, (Turn right 100m past Tondoon Botanic Gardens)
Phone: (07) 4979 0400
Fax: (07) 4979 0500
Details:Situated amidst 100ha of rolling eucalypt-covered hills less than 3 km from the sea and the offshore islands of the Great Barrier Reef, this exciting viticultural experiment has met with enormous success. The unique central Queensland coastal dry winter/dry summer climate in combination with prevailing sea breezes has created excellent conditions for wine grape growing. Wonderfully ripe fruit, award winning wines and a magnificent setting make for a truly memorable experience. Wine styles range from easy drinking fruity to complex and dry. All wines are available for tasting and sale daily in specially designed, air-conditioned tasting facility overlooking the vineyards. Tea/coffee, snacks and an excellent range of quality Australian-made souvenir and wine appreciation merchandise is also available.
Viticulturist: Tony McCary
Winemaker: Tony & Colleen McCary
Products/Varieties: Table and fortified wines. Shiraz, Verdelho, Chardonnay, Lazy Lizard White, Lazy Lizard Red, Liqueur Shiraz, Liqueur Muscat, Liqueur Mead, Chocolate Liqueurs and Coffee Liqueurs.
Features: Air-conditioned tasting room, outdoor entertainment areas. Buses welcome. Unique architectural use of on-site stone and timber.
Brands: Gecko Valley, Lazy Lizard
Opening Times: Cellar door sales 10am- 5pm daily. Also mail order. Larger groups or tour may also request other times by appointment.