Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Queensland gets its first vineyard glamping experience

Queensland’s first winery glamping experience has officially opened at Sirromet Wines estate, 40 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, in picturesque Mt Cotton.

Family-owned Sirromet Winery, known for helping put Queensland wines on the national map, has officially opened stage one of Sanctuary by Sirromet, which consists of 18 up-market tented pavilions.

“We have wanted to create a unique accommodation offering here at Sirromet for some time and Sanctuary by Sirromet is both in keeping with the natural surroundings whilst offering that extra level of comfort that couples, families and bridal parties are looking for,” said Sirromet owner Terry Morris (Sirromet is TE Morris backwards).  

Approval has been given for 54 sites in total, scattered over a 20-acre area which will take shape over the next 12 months.  On completion, Sirromet will have invested over $10 million into the new tourism infrastructure.

“We are concentrating on the first 18 sites for now to ensure the product offering is perfected for our guests before we start planning further sites,” said general manager Rod Hill. 

Rates will start from $280 to $480 per night (minimum two-night stay) including accommodation and locally sourced breakfast hamper offering French butter croissants with jam and butter, all-natural strawberry yoghurt pots with granola, followed by house smoked salmon accompanied with bagel, cream cheese and capers with Sirromet-blended coffee and fresh juices.


Sanctuary by Sirromet allows guests to escape the everyday and connect with nature.  The tented pavilions are located hillside following the natural contour down to the lagoon which is home to a variety of native wild life and surrounded by paperbark trees and giant scribbly gums.  Each has a private balcony floating above the landscape, giving guests a 'tree house' impression looking across the canopy and over the lake. 

The site is home to a large population of wildlife, including kookaburras, goannas, owls, a large variety of native birds and resident wallabies who graze freely around and under the decks as guests take in the views over a breakfast hamper or with a glass of wine as the sun goes down. 

The 18 spacious tents, comprised of 15 couples’ tents, two for families and one specially fitted out bridal suite, are made from durable double-layered all-weather canvas and offer a natural yet elegant décor in keeping with the surroundings.  

The interiors feature luxurious beds with top of the line linen and bedding, bedside tables and lamps, and reverse cycle air-conditioning to cater for all seasons.  

Two large day chairs inside as well as outdoor table and chairs will allow guests to relax and enjoy a Sirromet wine from the mini-bar.  All tents feature an en-suite bathroom with vanity, shower and toilet and  touches like hair dryers, irons and free wi-fi will also be available.  The tents are ‘TV-free’. 
  
Guests can choose to enjoy their meals at any of the three on-site venues at Sirromet including The Cellar Door Café for casual dining; Tuscan Terrace, an Italian inspired alfresco restaurant; and Restaurant Lurleen’s, an award-winning fine dining experience.  All are located a short five-minute walk or mini-buggy ride from the Sanctuary site.
  
For bookings and further information visit www.sanctuarybysirromet.com

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