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Sanctuary by Sirromet consists of 18 superbly appointed tented pavilions

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A relaxing wine, Sirromet Sanctuary

A relaxing wine, Sirromet Sanctuary [©Andrew Thurtell]

Private balcony at Sirromet Sanctuary
Sirromet Sanctuary's natural style and comfort
Relaxing on the deck, Sirromet Sanctuary
Sirromet Sanctuary breakfast basket

 

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, renowned for putting Queensland wines on the map, officially opened stage one of ‘Sanctuary by Sirromet’ consisting of 18 superbly appointed 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 

Approval has been given for 54 sites in total, scattered over a 20-acre expanse 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,” says 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 well-stocked mini-bar.  All tents feature an en-suite bathroom with vanity, shower and toilet and important touches like hair dryers, irons and free wi-fi will also be available.  The tents are ‘TV-free’ to encourage a true immersion with the tranquil surroundings.

Guests may also 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-cart ride from the Sanctuary site.

Due to its close proximity to Brisbane and the Gold Coast at picturesque Mt Cotton, Sirromet Winery has become a favourite weekend getaway and a much-loved setting for weddings and special events, including the popular ‘Day on the Green’ festivities.  The new Sanctuary by Sirromet will now offer a unique accommodation option for intimate gatherings and couples escapes.

For more information see www.sanctuarybysirromet.com

About Sirromet

Located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast at picturesque Mount Cotton, Sirromet is home to more than just award-winning premium wine at its cellar door.  A 500 acre multi-venue operation, Sirromet offers three dining outlets, a variety of wedding ceremony and reception locations and special event function spaces, tastings and tours, and a year-round calendar of entertainment. 

Proudly family-owned and a labour of love, Sirromet derives its name from its owner, Terry E. Morris – Sirromet is his surname and first and second initials spelt backwards. The celebrated fine dining restaurant, Lurleen’s, is named after his wife.  In 2018, Sirromet added ‘Sanctuary by Sirromet’ to the estate, which offers 18 tented ‘glamping’ sites adjacent to the winery.

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