Star Cellar Door
Conveniently located around 30 minutes from the city, the airport and the Gold Coast, Sirromet has an extraordinary influx of visitors all year round.
Why? The wines (largely from the Granite Belt), great restaurants with alfresco dining at Tuscan Terrace or something more upmarket at Lurleen’s, the winery tours (in either English, Mandarin or Japanese), a 9-hole Supa Golf course, 18 tented pavilions at Sanctuary by Sirromet, corporate events, weddings, and finally concerts (Elton John played there in January).
Winemaker Mike Hayes moved here recently to continue his stellar career and has introduced a series of emerging varieties. Brisbane is fortunate to have such a facility on its doorstep. KEN GARGETT
OUTSTANDING WINE: 2012 Sirromet Private Collection LM Assemblage, A$128