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Published July 19th 2012
Sirromet Winery is located in Mount Cotton, pretty much half way between the Gold Coast and Brisbane (about 30 minutes south of Brisbane and 40 minutes from Surfers Paradise). It is truly a stunning location with beautiful views of rolling fields that stretch out to Brisbane and Moreton Bay.
Sirromet offers a whole range of experiences and you can pick and choose as you wish. If you live close by them its perfect to drop in for a quick visit for lunch or dinner. Or if visiting from further away then you can enjoy a winery tour, wine tasting and stock up on wine at the cellar door. Whatever you chose you will fall in love with the gorgeous views and picturesque setting.
The Cellar Door offers all kinds of café-style food and drink options such as morning or afternoon teas, light meals, platters and snacks that range from $9.90 to $21.90. At the weekend listen to live music whilst sampling different wines and sharing platters of yummy food with friends or family. What a perfect way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
If you are looking for something a little bit more formal then you can try Lurleens Restaurant, which offers a more sophisticated dining experience. If you are feeling rather indulgent you could try their fabulous seven-course menu.
They have a varied schedule of events too, like mothers day for example where they turned the green into a haven for kids with rides, climbing walls and bouncy castles. They also host large-scale outdoor concerts and offer wedding and corporate packages too.
Whatever you are looking for Sirromet has a great deal on offer, especially at the weekend or when they have day or weekend events. It has loads of indoor and outdoor seating and lots of green areas to sit and relax. If you don't have loads of money to spend, you could simply take a picnic and share a bottle of house red of white wine (both just $17) and get just as good a Sirromet experience.
I have visited a couple of times since arriving in Australia and I have to say its one of my favourite places so far. The first time I visited I was lucky enough to see kangaroos jumping in the winery fields, that was one of my first amazing experiences in Australia and i wont ever forget it.
It's totally worth a visit and offers something a little bit different to do at the weekend.